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Plex CEO Symonds Named to Association Board

Monday, May 17, 2010
Mark Symonds, CEO and president of manufacturing-ERP software provider Plex Systems, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI, has been elected to the board of directors of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Software Division. Symonds will help the board develop and prioritize the division’s initiatives and determine projects, activities and events to be undertaken by SIIA. Learn more at; Plex Systems is online at

Aida Inks Distribution Agreement for Tenn.

Monday, May 17, 2010
Productive Stamping Solutions Inc., Brentwood, TN, is the new exclusive distributor for Aida-America for the state of Tennessee. View all of Aida’s sales contacts at; learn more about Productive Stamping Solutions at

Stamper Earns Energy-Conservation Award
for Laser-Welding Cell

Thursday, May 13, 2010
The sheetmetal stamping and welding facility of Ogihara America Corp., Howell, MI, won the 2010 Energy Saving Commercial Project of the Year from DTE Energy and The Engineering Society of Detroit. The award recognizes a company that’s made the most effective contribution to reducing energy by implementing a significant new-technology or new-equipment project. Ogihara’s award-winning project: implementation of a laser-welding cell to fabricate a two-piece automotive-door assembly, reducing energy consumption by 94 percent compared to the traditional resistance-welding process. Learn more at


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