Wake County Economic Development and Allied Automation Discuss Local Medical Device Industry

Raleigh, NC, July 18, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Wake County Economic Development (WCED) (www.raleigh-wake.org) has announced the official release of its second video profile for “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase,” a video series profiling locally-based companies that continue to grow and remain competitive during the nation’s current economic slowdown. The second profile features the Apex-based company Allied Automation, full-service automation group that offers a complete system integration of custom automation equipment from conceptualization through design and fabrication. As a center of technology, research and healthcare, Wake County has several resources desired by medical device companies.

The Allied Automation video features commentary on the Triangle’s medical device industry, including interviews with Jeff Graham, company president, and Nathan Marshall, engineering manager, as well as Conni Tucker, assistant executive director for WCED. In the video, they address how the industry is faring in Wake County and what makes the region an attractive destination for not only medical device companies but also businesses in general.

The Allied Automation video profile is now available for download at www.raleigh-wake.org/page/wake-county-economic-development-and-allied-automation-discuss-local-medical-device-industry.

The “Raleigh-Wake County Business Showcase” series is hosted by WCED and made available to the public by way of a free download at its Web site. General announcements alert the media and public when new videos are available for download. Featured companies are selected from across Raleigh and Wake County.

The new video series represents one of many social media and new media projects planned or currently underway for WCED. WCED now hosts a blog on its newly redesigned Web site, as well as a section for online news and audio podcasts. The recently launched Twitter account for WCED is hosted at: http://twitter.com/KenAtkins.

“We are excited to announce Allied Automation as the second video profile for our new business showcase series,” said Ken Atkins, executive director for WCED. “From conception, prototyping, development and manufacturing, Wake County has the resources that so many medical device companies need.”

About Wake County Economic Development:
Wake County Economic Development (WCED), a program of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is the primary economic development organization for Wake County and its 12 municipalities. WCED hosts clients evaluating Wake County for possible facility locations each year and facilitates dozens of corporate expansions, resulting in new jobs and capital investment for Raleigh and Wake County. Services available to companies that are considering relocating or expanding in Wake County include economic and demographic research, site and building inventory searches, visitation itineraries, community tours, corporate executive and employee briefings, employee relocation assistance, and post-relocation services. In both 2002 and 2003, Site Selection magazine recognized WCED as one of the top ten economic development organizations in the United States. For more information about WCED, please visit www.raleigh-wake.org.

About Allied Automation:
Allied Automation is an Apex-based full-service automation group that offers a complete system integration of custom automation equipment from conceptualization through design and fabrication. Located at 1017 Investment Blvd. in Apex, Allied Automation is a complete solutions provider that partners with its clients to take their product from concept to mass production. The company provides services that include process development, design for manufacture, automated assembly and test systems. For more information, please call (919) 362-4420 or visit www.alliedautomation.com.

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