Industry Spotlight: Allied Automation

Established in 1989, Allied Automation provides customized automation equipment to Original Equipment Manufacturers throughout many industry sectors. By focusing on custom engineering and design, Allied Automation is a one-stop-shop for system integration. They offer services ranging from product conceptualization to machine design all the way to complete in-house fabrication and assemblage. Allied Automation works with many partners in the medical device, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, automotive, consumer products and electrical and industrial industries. Allied Automation’s 18,000 sf facility on Investment Boulevard houses an array of capabilities such as 3-D design simulation, multiple testing systems, product assembly and cleanroom equipment.

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Industry Spotlight: Tipper Tie

Tipper Tie, headquartered right here in Apex, is a well-established brand around the world. A Dover company, Tipper Tie has a huge global manufacturing presence. The company began in 1952 with the idea of creating labor-saving clips for meat casings but has expanded, over the years, to include much more. Tipper Tie now focuses on engineering and product development in the food processing, packaging and automation industries as well as being a trusted partner in the manufacturing of packaged explosives, adhesives, sealants and other industrial products. The company’s focus on smart affordable manufacturing design, easy to use machinery, and a constant assessment of hygiene standards for food safety consistantly places them as a leader in the food processing industry. Within the food industry, Tipper Tie’s main concentration is on food, baked goods, dairy, fish and seafood, petfood, poultry, meat, sausage and other human foods.

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