UT Center for Industrial Services

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) delivers technical assistance and training to businesses and communities throughout Tennessee. UT CIS has the real-world experience and expertise to give businesses and communities the tools they need to grow, succeed and create good jobs.

About

The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) delivers technical assistance and training to businesses and communities throughout Tennessee. UT CIS has the real-world experience and expertise to give businesses and communities the tools they need to grow, succeed and create good jobs.

Whether you want to improve productivity on the plant floor, comply with safety or environmental regulations, sell to a government agency, introduce a new product, or improve your economic development potential, UT CIS has the expertise to help you succeed.

In addition to having a skilled and experienced staff who can help you define and solve your most pressing problems, UT CIS can connect you with the expertise of universities, federal laboratories and other resources across the country.

Since its creation in 1963, UT CIS has grown its staff of professional employees located in six offices across the state. UT CIS is an agency of the UT Institute of Public Service and houses several nationally known programs, including the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership, EDA University Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and OSHA Training Institute.

MISSION STATEMENT

We serve business and government to improve the lives of Tennesseans.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision Tennessee as a global leader with thriving business and industry, efficient and effective government, and vibrant communities.

VALUES STATEMENT

At the UT Center for Industrial Services we value people, diversity, relationships, integrity, and excellence.

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Compliance

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding Providers
  • Matching Fund Providers
  • Technology Grant Providers

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Industry
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • High Tech Development
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)
  • Technology Transfer

Marketing and Sales

  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects

Operations and Logistics

  • Hazardous Waste Generation Avoidance Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Quality Improvement (Supply Chain, Six Sigma)

Product Development

  • Product Design and Development
  • Prototype Development
  • R&D Support

Regulatory Compliance

  • Environmental Compliance

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Bid Matching and Preparation
  • Government and Military Specifications
  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities

Technical Assistance

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Technology Transfer
  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training

  • Business Management Training
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Human Resources Training
Primary Contact
George Aslinger
Address
540 McCallie Ave
Suite 460
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Phone
(423) 432-1842