TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announces that 24 new members joined the organization in February.

“There is a rich history of innovation that exists in Southeast Michigan. It is driven today by the technologies of our member companies. They are the reason why this region continues to be a national leader in technology,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “I would like to welcome our 24 new Automation Alley members and encourage them to get involved. Automation Alley membership provides meaningful business connections to experts, talent and business growth resources at home and abroad.”

The following 24 new members joined Automation Alley in February 2013:


Business Association
–    Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber (Ann Arbor)

Services Association
–    asbe Foundation (Rochester)


–    Vykin Corp. (Oxford)

Professional Services

Accounting Services
–    B2B CFO (Macomb)
–    Yeo & Yeo CPAs and Business Consultants (Flint)

HR/Employee Benefits
–    Austin Financial Group (Bloomfield Hills)
–    Laurus Strategies (Brighton)

–    Kyyba Inc (Farmington Hills)

Public relations Services
–    Franco Public Relations Group (Detroit)

Technology and Manufacturing

Computer and IT Services
–    SMART IT Services, Inc. (Sterling Heights)
–    The OAS Group, Inc. (Troy)

Computer Software Development
–    Trillium Teamologies (Royal Oak)

Energy/Alternative Energy
–    Vespahn International (Ann Arbor)

Homeland Security/Defense
–    Mobile Data Holding/CruiseCam (Troy)

–    Big Rapids Box Company (Bloomfield Township)
–    Detroit Radiator Corporation (Romulus)

Manufacturing Equipment
–    DMP Manufacturing, LLC (Wixom)

Other Technology-based Services
–    Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC (Novi)

Precision Machining, Fabrication and Assembly Services
–    Precision Global Systems (Troy)

Robotics and Automation
–    JAAN Technologies (Sterling Heights)
–    Rockwell Automation (Troy)

–    123.Net (Southfield)

Test and Measurement Equipment and Instrumentation
–    Exova (Warren)

Web Development and Programming
–    The Understanding Group (Ann Arbor)

Additionally, in the month of February, Automation Alley’s Web site,, welcomed 25,293 unique visitors and 47,353 page views. The top five most-viewed pages were Home, Member Directory, Event Calendar, IMPACT 2013, and Marketing Toolkit: Pros and Cons of Different Media. Outside the United States, the website was most often viewed by individuals and organizations in India, the Philippines, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom, while regionally, the city of Troy led with 5,384 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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