About 150 Automation Alley manufacturing and engineering services members gathered at Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) in Plymouth on Oct. 16 for Automation Alley’s latest installment of “Making Manufacturing a Priority,” a supplier matchmaking and exhibition event.
Organized by Automation Alley’s Manufacturing Committee, the event was designed to help suppliers and JCI maintain a strong manufacturing presence in Southeast Michigan. Attendees browsed exhibits, enjoyed networking, and heard from senior JCI staff in purchasing, engineering, operations and manufacturing about how to form business partnerships with JCI.
“Business matchmaking is central to our mission at Automation Alley, and events like this provide opportunities for our members to build relationships with business leaders in our region,” said Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association. “I’d like to thank Automation Alley Foundation Member Johnson Controls for hosting this event.”
“We were honored to partner with Automation Alley for this innovative event,” said Jeff Williams, group vice president and general manager of JCI Complete Seat and Supply Chain. “Supplier relationships are critically important to Johnson Controls, especially as we implement initiatives that will make us the benchmark for operational excellence. We know that mutually rewarding partnerships in this area are vital to the success of our industry.”
Event sponsors included:
• AIM Computer Solutions
• CAM Logic
• Gemini Precision Metals Inc., DBA CKS Precision Machining
• Gonzalez Group
• HTE, Inc.
• Jervis B. Webb Company (subsidiary of Daifuku Webb)
• Leuze electronic, Inc
• Lighthouse Molding, Inc.
• M.A.K.S., Incorporated
• Motion Index Drives Inc
• Precision Global Systems
• Progressive Metal Manufacturing Company
• PROLIM Corporation
• Pryor Knowledge Systems
• Stevens Worldwide Van Lines
• The Myles Group
• Vintech Industries Inc
For more information on this or other Automation Alley events, or to learn more about the Automation Alley Manufacturing Committee, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or email@example.com.
Source: Automation Alley