Made in Tennessee Expands Program

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) is proud to announce the expansion our Made in Tennessee program to allow our manufacturing membership to utilize our recently service-marked logo on their products or packaging.


Showing, Not Telling to Engage Students in STEM

"In education, it is often said, “Show, don’t tell.” Students visiting ORNL and other national laboratories around the country for My Brother’s Keeper Day at the National Labs were not being told what they could achieve through STEM careers, they were being shown."

Sharing Your Family and Friends’ Stories Helps Champion Manufacturing (A NIST MEP Blog

Capture a kid’s attention at a young age and it can inspire their future – through school, sports, art, music, or anything else that interests them. You often hear kids say they want to be a doctor, athlete, lawyer, policemen, or fireman. They associate these jobs with prestige and the “cool factor.” But how often do you hear a kid say he or she wants to work in manufacturing?


About Tennessee Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee's economy. According to the National Association of Manufactuers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state's total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce. The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State's manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow. 


About the Center for Industrial Services

For 50 years, CIS has assisted manufacturers across the state in the areas of business growth, health and safety and sustainability. CIS also has led economic development efforts by helping existing firms become more competitive, develop new products and markets, and by teaching economic development practitioners new approaches to navigating economic growth. For more on CIS visit