Matching Southeast Michigan businesses with growth opportunities

Welcome to Automation Alley! We support nearly 1,000 technology and manufacturing businesses across Southeast Michigan, and we want to support you! By becoming an Automation Alley member, your organization won’t just receive access to great resources — like exclusive networking events, discounted training, meeting space and promotional opportunities — you’ll also be joining a community of like-minded, technology-oriented businesses, educators and municipalities who are working to advance our region. We share best practices, we develop new solutions to common problems, and often, we do business together. And together, we’re forging a path toward a bright future for Southeast Michigan.

Submit your online membership application here, or contact us to receive a personal introduction to membership benefits and opportunities to grow your business. Call 800-427- 5100 or email

For a side-by-side comparison of all benefits included with each level of membership, click here.

Automation Alley's Benefits

Benefits vary according to the membership package purchased. For more information about member benefits, contact us at 800-427-5100 or

Tooling U-SME Training Rebates: Receive a 5 percent rebate for the first two years for tuition paid for online advanced manufacturing classes through Tooling U-SME. Class competencies include: manufacturing awareness; stamping, forming and fabricating; maintenance; engineering; machining; composites processing; welding; plastics processing; and assembly/final stage processes.

Automation Alley Job Board: Post jobs to Automation Alley’s Job Board and connect to the talent you need to help your business grow. 

Trade mission member discount: Automation Alley trade missions are offered to Automation Alley members at a significant discount. These missions provide turnkey services that demystify exporting and anticipate companies’ needs and wants. Automation Alley takes care of the planning and trip details before, during and after the mission, including: international airfare, five-star hotels, transportation, welcome receptions, business briefings, matching meetings and more. 

Event Postings: Attract new audiences by posting your events on our online event calendar.

Committee Participation: Member-driven committees help influence the types of programs and services offered and give members an opportunity to network in an industry-specific environment.

Educational Seminar & Networking Event Discounts: Enjoy special pricing on our educational seminars and workshops, which present business-boosting information, as well as our networking events and social mixers throughout the year. 

Host Matchmaker Networking Events: Showcase your space and the products or services you offer by hosting one of Automation Alley’s popular evening quarterly networking events, which consistently draw more than 100 members for networking, food and fun. For more information on this and other sponsorship opportunities, click here

Meeting Space: Automation Alley Headquarters, the center of member activity, features a 2,200-square-foot Auditorium, three conference rooms, a state-of-the-art Video Conference Center, a high-tech Collaboration Center and wireless capability throughout the building. To view instructions on reserving a room, click here

Educational Savings: Access a variety of tuition discounts from local educational institutions and training providers.

Membership Mailing List: Access the full membership roster with select contact information. To request a mailing list, contact 800-427-5100 or

Online Member Directory: This alphabetized roster of Automation Alley members allows you to sort by industry to identify opportunities for your business to connect and collaborate with other members.

News @ 8 Press Release System: Share news about your organization with our Press Release System, which reaches more than 4,000 media representatives, companies and members of the business community. To subscribe to our News @ 8 email, click here

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Highway Media talks about how their membership has allowed them to build new relationships and obtain new customers.

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Meet Automation Alley member Wenzel America, a leading supplier of 3D scanning machines.

Tax and accounting firm Clayton & McKervey shares their Automation Alley success story.

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Automation Alley helped member company Hydra-Lock win new business opportunities abroad.

Learn how technology solutions and consulting firm Tegrit gets the most out of their Automation Alley membership. 

Dr. Virinder Moudgil, president and CEO of Lawrence Technological University, explains the value of an Automation Alley membership.

Meet Automation Alley member Biznet Digital, a metro Detroit-based full service marketing and marketing automation agency.

Learn more about Axis Systems and how this small company is using collaborative robotics to support Michigan manufacturers.

To learn more about what Automation Alley can do for you, contact 
or 800-427-5100.

Foundation Members