Automation Alley

Our Members >> Success Stories

Companies often describe their success in terms of facts, figures and numbers. Charts, graphs and presentations are the common language of the corporate culture. Here at Automation Alley, we like a good story.

Stories have the power to motivate and inspire in ways that charts and graphs can’t. Stories hold our attention long after the facts and figures have begun to blur. Here, members of Automation Alley share their stories — how their companies are growing from a tiny spark of an idea, rising to meet significant challenges, and becoming leaders in their regions and areas of expertise. They share pieces of wisdom acquired after years of experience, excitement for new innovations and ideas, and visions for the future of Southeast Michigan. We hope they’ll inspire you as much as they’ve inspired us, and give you a glimpse of the bright technology future that’s already started to emerge in our great state.

We are Automation Alley. These are our success stories. What’s yours?

AIM Computer Solutions: "Through partnerships formed at Automation Alley networking events, AIM has become a one-stop shop for our customers."

Allen Yu: "The ITCP training gave me the opportunity to update my technical knowledge and the confidence that was depleted over my long period of unemployment."

Angott Medical Products, LLC: "The first key team member we added came from a meeting at Automation Alley."

AQABA Technologies: "Automation Alley has been a solid resource for business networking."

Autumn Land Company Telecommunications:  "We have reached thousands of people, at no cost, through Automation Alley's Press Release System."

Bank of Ann Arbor: "I developed long-lasting business relationships on an Automation Alley trade mission."

Biznet Internet Solutions: "Automation Alley helped me meet and partner with influential business executives throughout Southeast Michigan."

Brightwing: "Automation Alley exposed Brightwing to new markets and helped us diversify our client base in Southeast Michigan."

Carol Schoelch: "With guidance from the IT Career Pathways employment coordinator, I constructed an effective functional resume and now have the opportunity to reacclimatize to the workplace."

Center for Professional Studies: "Automation Alley’s support and services directly led to the expansion of our business."

Cielo MedSolutions LLC: "Automation Alley provided us with initial seed funding and allowed us to secure funding commitments from other investors."

Clean Emission Fluids Inc.: "Automation Alley’s seed funding was vital to our success."

DASI Solutions, LLC: "Automation Alley guided us to explore new markets related to defense and rapid product development in search of expansion opportunities."

Dickinson Wright PLLC: "Automation Alley helped us conduct successful seminars to reach local decision makers."

ElectroJet: "Automation Alley helped us take our first steps in China, which is now our largest market."

Elite Mold & Engineering: "Automation Alley provided us with opportunities to grow our international customer base and learn about the global market.

FireXonline LLC:  "My involvement with Automation Alley opened doors to many new resources, including the Smart Start business accelerator program at TechTown." "Automation Alley events gave us a platform to explain our business to new companies, which ultimately resulted in new clients."

Innovative learning Group: "Membership in Automation Alley gives us a way to network and build relationships with current and prospective clients.

Insight Technologies, LLC: "The Automation Alley team is proactively bringing visibility to our business solutions."

Interactive Business Systems, Inc.: "Automation Alley provides us with positive news about the pulse of IT."

JCS Computer Resource Inc.: "Participating in Automation Alley workshops has helped our company gain knowledge as well as visibility and creditability for business opportunities."

Joseph Baran: "The skills I learned in Automation Alley’s IT Career Pathways Program helped me re-enter the workforce."

Lawrence Technological University:  "Automation Alley membership helped our students land full-time jobs and co-op/internships."

Liberty Center One: "Automation Alley helped us find and connect with customers and other entrepreneurial partners."

Logic Solutions Inc: "Automation Alley has provided us with the opportunity to build strong business relationships."

Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development: "Meeting with a company on an Automation Alley trade mission to Israel directly resulted in that company opening an office our area."

O/E Learning:  "Partnering with other Automation Alley members has contributed to our success."

Patti Engineering Inc.: "Automation Alley seminars have helped us develop our value proposition and better define how we sell."

Plante Moran: "Automation Alley helped clarify our brand in the community and helped increase our business."

Plex Systems, Inc.: "Automation Alley membership helped us diversify our customer base and expand into foreign markets."

PMV Technologies: "Automation Alley helped us more than triple our employee base during the past six years."

Pratt & Miller Engineering: "The support, guidance, and relationships that Automation Alley provided us were key to accelerating our business in the defense"

Realtime Technologies: "With Automation Alley, we feel like we have a partner that understands the needs of businesses in our area."

Robinson Industries: "Consulting with retired defense personnel at Automation Alley helped us market our company to the defense industry."

Stout Systems Development Inc: "Automation Alley helped us develop new business for our company, find new members of our staff and build relationships with new partners."

The Wireless Source: "Joining Automation Alley’s trade mission made us aware of the opportunities in China, where our business has grown to over $26 million."

Vision Computer Solutions:  "Expert advice from fellow Automation Alley members helped us to evolve with the changes in our industry."

Visual Components North America: "Automation Alley increased awareness in Southeast Michigan of our affordable 3-D simulation solutions for manufacturing."