APPLIED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES AGGRESSIVE HIRING INITIATIVE IN SUPPORT OF CONTINUED ROBOTICS INDUSTRY GROWTH

AMT's "Robotic Renaissance" Hiring Initiative to Focus on Placing Automation Engineering Talent in Robotic Careers

Orion, Michigan — July 7, 2011 - Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), a leading supplier of factory automation design, engineering and process consulting services today announced its new aggressive "Robotic Renaissance" Hiring Initiative plans to support continuing robotics industry growth. The program's focus will be on placing automation engineering talent into robotic careers. AMT believes that with the recently announced $500 million Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which features $70 million for a National Robotics Initiative, that the use of robotics in industry will see significant growth in the next few years.

"It does appear that we're at a robotic renaissance and the future looks brighter than ever," said Mike Jacobs, President of Applied Manufacturing Technologies. "We are planning to invest aggressively in our core business of recruiting engineers and launching them into fulfilling careers in the robotics and automation industry. We expect that continued investment in robotics technology and engineering education will inspire our nation's youth to pursue automation technology degrees with more vigor than ever."
Initially the majority of robot applications were in automotive manufacturing. As robotic technology continues to advance, becoming more capable, less expensive and easier to use, opportunities exists for applications in many areas that were never considered before. Now automation professionals are deploying robots in a wide variety of industries including wind and solar energies, medical devices, glass processing, food and beverage production, chemical processes and many more. AMT's hiring initiative is underway with plans to add up to 40 engineers in the next 12 to 18 months.
Founded in 1989, Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) is a leading supplier of complete consulting and engineering services, offering single-source engineering solutions to the automation and manufacturing industries. The company's service offerings range from design and simulation to programming, installation and support of industrial automation solutions. The company's technical and industry expertise in automation for the automotive, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment and consumer products industries offers its customers the highest quality professional service available in the industrial arena. For more information contact Applied Manufacturing Technologies at 248-409-2000, or online at www.appliedmfg.com.

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