Workforce Challenges – Tools to Overcome (Virtual)

Learn what labor trends are affecting Eastern North Carolina and solutions you may not have considered. The challenge of finding qualified workers is critical right now. “We’re hiring” signs are everywhere, but these positions are going unfilled. Some economists predict that our workforce challenge will remain a primary issue even as the supply chain disruptions […]

Navigating Supply Chain Challenges Webinar

What challenges does supply chain management face today? How can they be overcome? Supply chains are complex networks of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, customers, and other stakeholders who collaborate to deliver goods or services from raw materials to consumers. The complexity of these systems makes them prone to disruptions, such as natural disasters, cyber-attacks, labor […]

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MFG Day Networking Event

Cross Company 300 S. Firestone Street, Gastonia, NC

NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) and Cross Company will host an in-person networking event celebrating Manufacturing Day with an informational presentation and a tour.

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Manufacturing Meetup

Virtual - Zoom

Join us for a monthly conversation! You are invited to join an informal but informative zoom conversation to discuss challenges and opportunities to engage with your manufacturing industry peers. Each month a hot topic will be selected and you are encouraged to bring questions and ideas for discussion. This monthly series will rotate topics and […]

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RuralWorks! Engineering Summer Internship Program Webinar

RuralWorks! Engineering Summer Internship Program - $10/hr sponsored talent is waiting for manufacturers to hire. This webinar is for manufacturers in rural communities, HR Managers, Engineering Managers, Plant Management Presented by Anna Mangum, Regional Manager, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) IES is working with manufacturers across the state to create summer internship opportunities […]

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Supplier Scouting Opportunities Webinar

Are you a manufacturer struggling to source key parts or components to meet your production needs?Do you have excess manufacturing capacity in your facility that you’d like to use?

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Timeout for Safety

Join us for the upcoming Timeout for Safety virtual discussion sessions. 30-minute sessions are open forums so whether you want to inquire about safety topics or just want to pop in and say “Hello!”

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Manufacturing Meet-up

You are invited to join an informal but informative zoom conversation to discuss challenges and opportunities, and engage with your manufacturing industry peers. all are welcome! Each month a hot topic will be selected and you are encouraged to bring questions and ideas for discussion. This month our discussion will start with information and resources […]

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Safety Culture vs Climate Webinar

In this session, participants will gain insight on how to take their safety program to the next level!  Content and discussion will center on understanding the differences and symbiotic relationship between an organization's Safety Culture and its Safety Climate, as well as how to use the Safety Climate Assessment Tool (S-CAT) to determine the current state. 

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Manufacturing Meet-up

You are invited to join an informal but informative zoom conversation to discuss challenges and opportunities, and engage with your manufacturing industry peers. All are welcome! This month's topic: The Impact of Ergonomics.

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Additive Manufacturing Webinar

Additive Manufacturing is growing in applications across the spectrum of our businesses. Join us to discuss how you can use AM across the Product Life Cycle from Prototype to Production to Digital Business. We will emphasize both existing and future applications.

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OSHA’s Training Requirements Webinar

In this session, we will review the common training topics from 29 CFR 1910 and provide a resource to help determine the training your workers need and how to meet OSHA's training requirements.

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Automation… Safety Assumed… Webinar

Join us as we review technologies that are switching out the old guard and the evolution of the standards that have protected humans from machines for decades.

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DEFTECH Coffee Call – August 18

Join us this Friday, August 18, 2023, @ 8-10 a.m. ET DEFTECH Coffee Call Hybrid DEFTECH Coffee Call with NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions, Defense Industry Initiatives and the American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC).   IN-PERSON REGISTRATIONVIRTUAL REGISTRATION   8-9 a.m.: Early Bird Session: Networking and discussing current business opportunities, defense trends, and innovation […]

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Defense Manufacturing Summit & Exhibition

Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time) at the Emerging Technology Institute, 16824 NC- 211, Red Springs, NC 28377 for an exciting event focused on defense manufacturing. The Inaugural Defense Manufacturing Summit and Exhibition will be hosted by Emerging Technology Institute (ETI), and partners, NC State University Industry Expansion […]

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EDPNC Export Coffee Call – September 8

Virtual - Zoom

REGISTER TO ATTEND Doing Business in Southeast Asia: Business Culture Tips for Singapore and Malaysia Join us Friday, September 8 for our next Export Coffee Talk, "Doing Business in Southeast Asia: Business Culture Tips for Singapore and Malaysia." In this webinar, the EDPNC Singapore-based international trade consultants will provide expert insights for doing business in […]

Disaster Preparedness Webinar

Presented by Glenn C. Clapp CSP, EFO, CHMM, CFPS Safety and Health Specialist, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) This webinar is for all businesses, owners, safety directors, and safety managers. Disasters come in all shapes and sizes! Hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, chemical spills, and outbreaks of illness are just a few examples. No matter […]

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Beyond the Basics: Creating a Culture and Behaviors to Support Your Continuous Improvement Infrastructure Webinar

Presented by Chris Hartley, Lean Improvement Specialist, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) Is it time to move beyond fire-fighting and point solutions to ever-arising problems? Are you utilizing a tool-based performance improvement system with minimal results? Perhaps fire prevention should be your methodology of choice. We offer a unique mindset and practice for […]

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PIT + KATA Experience

Performance Instruction & Training (PIT) 156 Byers Creek Road, Mooresville, NC, United States

Imagine how efficient your business would be if it operated like a motorsports pit crew? What if you could learn concepts to improve problem solving through experimental cycles and by making such problem solving techniques a regular habit? What if you found a program that could teach you how to relate the concepts of the […]

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Surry County Economic Development Manufacturing Week

Surry Community College Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture & Encology 630 South Main Street, Dobson, NC, United States

Manufacturing week is October 2-6, 2023. We will be hosting a kickoff event at Surry Community College on October 2. We are working with local manufacturers to coordinate industry tours October 3-6. Space is limited, so please use this form to sign up to tour any of these local businesses. You may sign up for […]

Protolabs Metal 3D Printing Facility Grand Opening

Protolabs Metal 3D Printing 3615 Pleasant Grove Church Road, Morrisville, NC, United States

On Manufacturing Day (Oct. 6), we will be holding an event for the grand opening of Protolabs’ metal 3D printing facility located in Morrisville. As customers of Protolabs located in the Raleigh area, we would like to invite you to come out and see the new facility firsthand. We are inviting both area students and […]

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Practical Project Management for Project Team Members Webinar

Presented by Adrianne Kroll, Assistant Director of Quality, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) This webinar is for Senior leadership, Leadership teams, Supervisors, Managers, Technical leaders, project team members, or anyone who wants to learn the basics of how to effectively manage projects. Are you a project team member looking to improve your project […]

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Cape Fear Manufacturing Partnership MFG Day Event

Industrial Reliability and Repair 2307 Mercantile Drive, Leland, United States

REGISTER TO ATTEND   In-person Event, Open to the Public   The MFG Day event on October 17, 2023, hosted by the Cape Fear Manufacturing Partnership and NC State Industry Expansion Solutions will be held at the Industrial Reliability and Repair facility in Leland, North Carolina. Attendees are encouraged to arrive between 1:30-1:45 p.m. for networking. Presentations will begin at […]

Practical Steps Towards Cyber Security

Presented by Brian Vigna, Instructional Designer, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) This webinar is for small business owners and managers as well as employees involved in security planning. This webinar is intended to assist small to mid-sized businesses develop a plan of action for cybersecurity. Moving from a basic/ad-hoc security infrastructure to a […]

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At a Crossroads: Where Workplace Safety and Mental Health Intersect Webinar

Presented by Holli Singleton, Assistant Director of Safety and Health Services, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) This webinar is for all businesses, leaders, safety professionals, and HR. Traditional occupational safety and health programs have generally focused on ensuring that work is safe and that workers are protected from the physical hazards present in […]

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Cyber Awareness in Manufacturing: Building Competencies Through a No-Cost Digital Badge

Virtual - Zoom

This is a part of the Women In Manufacturing Virtual Learning Webinar Series   Virtual Learning Series webinars are free for WiM members and $35 for non-members.   REGISTER TO ATTEND   Presenter Dr. Evelyn Brown, Director, Extension Research and Evaluation, NC State University Industry Expansion Solutions   Webinar Overview To protect our companies against […]

$35

First Flight Venture Center High Flyer Awards Luncheon

Prestonwood Country Club 300 Prestonwood Parkway, Cary, NC, United States

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!   Please join First Flight Venture Center in celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit at our Third Annual High Flyer Awards Luncheon on November 17th from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Prestonwood Country Club. Our most anticipated event of the year, the High Flyer Awards Luncheon is designated to celebrate […]

$75

Manufacturing Meet-up

You are invited to join an informal but informative zoom conversation to discuss challenges and opportunities, and engage with your manufacturing industry peers. all are welcome! Each month a hot topic will be selected and you are encouraged to bring questions and ideas for discussion. This month our discussion will start with information and resources […]

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How to Hire a NC State Engineering Intern for $15 an Hour

Virtual - Zoom

Who Should Attend Managers and business owners who are interested in hiring an engineering intern.   WATCH RECORDING DOWNLOAD PDF   Address your workforce labor shortage with talented and dedicated engineering students this summer. Accomplish projects you haven’t had time or labor to complete. The deadline to hire interns is approaching- join us to learn […]

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Standard Work for Lean Leaders: Going to Gemba with Purpose

Virtual - Zoom

Who Should Attend   Managers and front-line leaders who want to build a continuous improvement culture that is practiced daily, not event-based REGISTER TO ATTEND   Taiichi Ohno, one of the founders of the Toyota Production System, once said, “The greatest waste of all is the waste that we don’t see.” It is impossible to […]

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Introduction to Arc Flash

Virtual - Zoom

Electrical Safety and Arc Flash REGISTER   Elevate your electrical safety knowledge with our upcoming Arc Flash Awareness Webinar! Join us for an informative session to give you essential insights into arc flash hazards and prevention strategies. This webinar will be led by Mac McNulty who will cover key topics such as understanding arc flash, […]

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Supplier Matching: A Tool for Business Growth for NC Manufacturers Webinar

Virtual - Zoom

FREE for Members and Non-Members! Join us on March 28 for our next NCEDA webinar that will feature free resources from the Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) team at NC State!   REGISTER TO ATTEND   Supplier matching is a powerful tool that can help North Carolina manufacturers connect with suitable suppliers. Manufacturers can streamline their […]

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Understanding Mobile Robots

Virtual - Zoom

Who Should Attend Chief technology officers, chiefs operations officers and process engineers and technicians.   REGISTER TO ATTEND   More than 30,000 accidents involving forklifts and other manned material movers were reported in FY’22. Not only has the risk of injury increased in recent years but uncertainties in staffing, training investments and sheer volumes of […]

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Fall Prevention and Protection

Virtual - Zoom

FREE Timeout for Safety Webinar (1 hr MESH credit)   Be a part of OSHA’s 2024 Fall Stand Down by joining us for a free webinar on May 6! Each year falls account for more than a third of fatalities in the construction industry and we know that the majority of them are preventable. Led […]

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Unveiling the Essence of MFGCON: North Carolina’s Manufacturing Conference

Durham Convention Center 301 W. Morgan St., Durham, United States

MFGCON, short for Manufacturing Conference, is a dynamic gathering that brings together industry leaders, innovators and enthusiasts to celebrate, learn and shape the future of manufacturing in the state. At its core, MFGCON is more than just a conference – it's a vibrant ecosystem where ideas converge, collaborations flourish and industry trends are set. The […]

Hazardous Materials and Waste Management

Virtual - Zoom

FREE Timeout for Safety Webinar (1 hr MESH credit)   Join our upcoming webinar on "Introduction to Hazardous Materials" and gain essential knowledge about the handling and management of hazardous substances. Glenn Clapp will guide you through the fundamentals of hazardous materials, including identification, classification, storage, and disposal methods. Learn about safety regulations and best […]

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How to Start A Safety Program on A Budget

Virtual - Zoom

Who Should Attend Businesses that want to know how to develop a safety program that meets OSHA’s expectations.    REGISTER TO ATTEND   Are you concerned about the safety of your workplace but worried about the cost of implementing a safety program? Starting a safety program doesn't have to break the bank. With careful planning […]

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