TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced that 22 new members joined the organization in August.

“Connecting with other leaders and innovators in the Southeast Michigan business community is a primary benefit of becoming a member,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “This month we welcome those companies that have recently joined us in our efforts to make our region the leading high-tech region in the nation. We’re looking ahead to what we can achieve working together.”

The following 22 new members joined Automation Alley in August 2012:

Association / Nonprofit

Business Association
* Michigan Wellness Council (Troy)


K-12 School
* Berkley School District (Oak Park)

University/College/Business School
* OU INC – Oakland University SECS (Rochester)

Professional Services

* Plan 4 Financial Network (Bingham Farms)

Technology and Manufacturing

* RedViking Engineering (Plymouth)

Computer and IT Services
* Bluewolf Group (New York)
* Guidance Software Inc. (Whitmore Lake)
* Net@Work (Troy)

Computer Software Development
* Navel Technologies Inc (Wixom)
* Qstride (Troy)
* SuccessFactors, an SAP company (Clinton Township)

Computer-Generated Graphics, Imaging and Document Management Services
* Bulldog Records Management (Fraser)

Energy/Alternative Energy
* Straits Lighting (Farmington Hills)

Film/Video Production
* Michigan Motion Picture Studios (Pontiac)

* Acme Mills (Bloomfield Hills)
* Fairway Products (Bloomfield Hills)

Medical and Biotechnology
* DSA Systems (Troy)
* LifeVantage (Clawson)

Other Technology-based Services
* Center for Global Innovation Leadership (Royal Oak)

Precision Machining, Fabrication and Assembly Services
* Free-state Boring (Auburn Hills)

Robotics and Automation
* MasTech Mfg (Sterling Heights)

Test and Measurement Equipment and Instrumentation
* Steinbichler Vision Systems, Inc. (Plymouth)

Additionally, in the month of August, Automation Alley’s Web site,, welcomed 31,069 visits and 52,255 page views. The top five most-viewed pages were Home, Member Directory, Annual Awards Gala, Event Calendar, and Annual Awards Gala – Technology Company. Outside the United States, the website was most often viewed by individuals and organizations in India, Belarus, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, while regionally, the city of Troy led with 5,330 visits.

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the City of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.

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