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Plex Acquires Kors Engineering to Drive Automation and Efficiency for You

Nathan Pieri February 24, 2021

I am excited to share that Plex has acquired long-time technology and solution partner, Kors Engineering. This combination will enable manufacturers to take even greater control of their plant floor, machines and business process automation, and get them closer to fully embracing the promise of Industry 4.0....

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A Season of Gratitude: Recognizing Manufacturers that Keep the World Running

Plex Team November 24, 2020

This year has not been without its challenges. But as we take time this Thanksgiving to reflect on 2020, we have so many things for which to be thankful. More than ever, and for more reasons than we can count, we are especially thankful for manufacturers. Heroes in a crisis...

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STEAM Education is Critical to Powering Manufacturing Innovation

Cheryl Yuran November 10, 2020

A strong and innovative manufacturing base is essential to the world’s economic future. However, according to a Deloitte study, the manufacturing skills gap may leave an estimated 2.4 million positions unfilled between 2018 and 2028, with a potential economic impact of 2.5 trillion....

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Want to Frighten a Manufacturer this Halloween? Start Here.

Plex Team October 27, 2020

For manufacturers, scary things lurking around the corner aren’t limited to Halloween. Here are a few things fueling manufacturers’ nightmares all year long....

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The Hatch Stamping Transformation Story: From Humble Beginnings to Global Leadership

Plex Team June 16, 2020

In 1952, brothers Raymond, Walter and Joseph Hatch launched a small family business. Their first job: stamping parts for model trains. Little did they know, this basement-based operation would become a global, leading manufacturer of highly engineered metal stampings and assemblies for the automotive industry. Talk about transformation....

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Business Transformation Leaders: Plex Partner Control+M Helps Manufacturers Face Disruption Head-On

Plex Team June 2, 2020

According to Patti Nowak of Plex partner Control+M Solutions, “If the Plex community is strong, we’ll be strong.” Nowak is the founder and owner of Control+M, which is dedicated to helping clients implement their Plex projects from the ground up, whether it is optimization, retraining employees, or assisting on continued module implementation....

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PowerPlex 2020: Learnings and Insights

Plex Team May 29, 2020

In these trying times, please know that we are…you know what? Is anyone else sick of hearing companies talk about “these trying times”? Every commercial and every social post, it seems, while meant to convey a sense of comfort, is constantly reminding you that we are battling an invisible enemy and is starting to do the opposite. Let’s stop that. We’re not here to talk down to you. In fact, let…

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Key Takeaways from PowerPlex: Day 3

Plex Team May 14, 2020

Once again, PowerPlex 2020 came to you live (virtually!). More than 2,000 attendees logged in from couches, garages, and bedrooms (and anywhere else they could find some peace and quiet) to learn about and stay up-to-speed on the manufacturing industry, the latest technology innovations, and Plex’s Smart Manufacturing Platform. Here are some of the standout messages and takeaways from today’s…

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Key Takeaways from PowerPlex: Day 2

Plex Team May 13, 2020

As PowerPlex 2020 continues today for more than 2,000 attendees, we proud to be hosting this year’s event virtually, but still with the same insight and knowledge you’ve come to expect from us every year. One of the greatest benefits of going virtual in 2020 is that we’re not only able to engage more attendees than ever before, but we also have a variety of ways to engage with our audiences…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at Plex

Cheryl Yuran March 6, 2020

I have always thought of Plex as being a unique and rewarding place to work. Not only does the work challenge me, but it allows me to step outside of my job responsibilities and work on causes I’m passionate about, all for the betterment of the company. ...

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