Trivalent Presents ‘Gateway To The Cloud’ and ‘Unwire Your World’: Trivalent Group, one of Michigan’s largest technology firms, will host two, free workshops for the business community, Friday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its Grandville headquarters, 3145 Prairie St. SW. Gateway to the Cloud is a connectivity presentation from Trivalent experts at noon, and will teach attendees about the newest connectivity options and WAN technologies for businesses in 2011.  To register, visit Lunch will be provided. Immediately following the first presentation will be “Un-Wire Your World,” featuring recently launched Trivalent WiMax, a new backup option that offers an affordable solution for business class networks.  This presentation will begin at 1 p.m.  To register, visit Attend both or select either one! For more information, contact Max Trierweiler via email at or call (616) 301-6301.

Fisher/Unitech Sets Webcast On Electromechanical Design: Learn how to create better electromechanical designs using the tools available in SolidWorks Premium in an event sponsored by Fisher/Unitech Monday, Feb. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. Learn how to create better electromechanical designs using the tools available in SolidWorks Premium. Read and write industry-standard IDF or PADS ASCII files produced by Electrical CAD systems used for printed circuit board design. CircuitWorks, a SolidWorks add-in product included in SolidWorks Premium, produces a fully detailed 3D SolidWorks assembly of the PCB and its components. The event will also cover CircuitWorks Lite and the differences between the two products. Register at for the free event.

Fisher/Unitech Offers Product Development Live Lab: Fisher/Unitech is sponsoring a product development live lab Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at its Troy headquarters. Register at this link.  Product Development Live Labs are geared towards exposing users and non-users of SolidWorks products alike to the family of tools available from SolidWorks. Attendees will gain hands-on experience using SolidWorks 3D CAD software, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Enterprise PDM and 3DVIA Composer together, and experience the interoperability, ease-of-use and power of using all four products in a mock company setting.

Plex Systems Exhibits at Pacific Design & Manufacturing: Auburn Hills-based Plex Systems Inc. the provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, announced its exhibition at the Pacific Design & Manufacturing event in Anaheim, Calif. Feb. 8-10. At booth 3738, Plex Systems will demonstrate the capabilities of Plex Online, the cloud ERP solution for achieving manufacturing excellence. Pacific Design & Manufacturing is a premier industry event for advanced design and manufacturing professionals to network, share and learn best practices and solutions. Along with various product demos, the event also features breakout sessions called Innovation Briefs on “The Greening of an Industry.”

Plex Online Cloud ERP Showcased at 9th Annual Vendor Shootout: Auburn Hlls-based Plex Systems Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, is participating at the Ninth Annual ERP Vendor Shootout, Feb. 23-25 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Moderated by Technology Evaluation Center, the ERP Vendor Shootout changes the way companies approach software selection by minimizing the time and effort traditionally required to qualify enterprise software vendors. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision-makers from manufacturing companies, the ERP Vendor Shootout is the ideal setting to demonstrate the industry-leading features and functions provided by Plex Online Cloud ERP. Participants may register online. The Plex Online Cloud ERP presentation will showcase comprehensive product functionality, an intuitive user interface and outline the advantages of the Cloud or software as a service (SaaS) model. The presentation will highlight how Plex Online is useful to a range of manufacturers, including food processors looking for robust Food Safety Management solutions. More at

Strategic Staffing Solutions CEO to Share her Trade Secrets:  Entrepreneur Cynthia J. Pasky will headline the third annual JVS Trade Secrets fundraiser to help women job seekers who rely on the JVS Women to Work Program. During the event, scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Pasky will share how went from humble beginnings to one of Detroit’s most successful business leaders. Tickets for the event begin at $125.  For information, call Sharon Snyder, JVS chief development officer, at 248-233-4290,, or visit Pasky is the founder, president and CEO of Detroit-based Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), a global IT and business services company, which provides IT consulting, vendor management programs, executive search services, call center technology and IT and business development services. Pasky founded S3 in 1990 and has grown the company to more than 20 office locations employing more than 1,800 workers in the U.S. and Europe. Now in its 21st year of consecutive growth, S3 posted 2009 revenues of $170 million.

IAABT Hosts a Presentation by Chrysler Senior VP: The Italian American Alliance for Business and Technology, under the auspices of the Consul of Italy, Marco Nobili, will hold an evening program Feb. 9 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Guest speaker is Paolo E. Ferrero and his presentation is entitled “Powertrain Technologies and Benefits of Fiat Alliance.” Admission to this program, including a wine reception and strolling dinner, is $65 for IAABT members and $75 for non-members. By special arrangement, Automation Alley members can register at the IAABT member rate for this event. Secure online registration, via PayPal, is at More information is available at (248) 227-6143 and registrants must respond by Friday, Feb. 5. Business attire please.


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