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Economic impact dollars generated by NCMEP in 2019


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The NCMEP Story
TexDel Success Story


The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is a network of six North Carolina organizations that provide extension services designed to enhance the productivity, innovative capacity and technological performance of NC  manufacturing companies.

Together, we work for a common goal of providing solutions and services that help our clients save time and energy, improve productivity, increase sales, improve profits and create and retain jobs. NCMEP is the official representative of the MEP National Network ™, a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, and NIST MEP in North Carolina.

North Carolina Entrepreneur Finds Success In Health And Wellness

In February 2018, the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) reported a video success story about Jordan Schindler, an up-and-coming entrepreneur who founded TexDel, a textile-based drug delivery company in 2011.

On the September 1, 2021 episode of Business North Carolina’s Weekly Round-Up podcast, Business North Carolina caught up with Schindler and Nufabrx (formerly TexDel).  Since the NCMEP video success story, the organization has branched out exponentially, and now the Conover-based company was ranked the 50th fastest-growing company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.  Listen to the podcast

E-23: Textiles Continues To Evolve As A Powerful NC Industry Banner

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In 2019, the MEP National Network served 8,900 clients and interacted with 28,213 manufacturers. For every dollar of investment in 2019, the MEP generated $33.80 in new sales and $32.20 in new client investment, translating into $4.7 billion in new sales.


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