Kors Engineering To Present at PowerPlex

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Plexus Systems' User's Group Conference Ideal Venue to Demonstrate Business Solutions

Kors Engineering, provider of PleXML, a business solution for the manufacturing enterprise, today announced that President Tony Kaczmarek and Plexus Systems Chief Operating Officer Douglas Gregory will deliver a presentation titled, "Best Practices for Machine Integration with Plexus Online", at PowerPlex, the annual Plexus Systems User's Group conference. The conference, held at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Grand Rapids, Mich., takes place from May 19 - 21.

"We are eager to demonstrate the effectiveness of PleXML to the Plexus Online users," said Kors Engineering President Tony Kaczmarek. "We are delighted to partner with Plexus Systems to bring this tremendous business solution to the manufacturing enterprise."

PleXML, is a Java-based, web-centric platform with a published, open application programming interface (API). Using configurable, reusable XML transaction objects, PleXML allows the customers' plant floor machines to communicate with Plexus in real-time. Data points collected from the machines by an optical proximity correction (OPC) server are used in the transactions to provide real-time data to the business system.

"PleXML is a tremendous tool when coupled with Plexus Online," said Plexus Systems President Mark Symonds. "Our manufacturing enterprise clients are consistently impressed with the quality of Kors' work as well as their keen understanding of the challenges faced by manufacturers. They are tremendous partners in delivering robust business solutions which drive down cost and minimize waste while enabling greater manufacturing efficiency."

PowerPlex will be attended by hundreds of executives from fast-growth manufacturers from around the world. In addition to Kors and other presenters, a keynote address will be delivered by David Brousell, editor-in-chief for Managing Automation magazine.

About Plexus Systems
Since 1995, Plexus Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, MI) has maintained a singular vision -- to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor. Plexus Onlineā„¢ is a true on-demand manufacturing performance system, delivering a powerful, real-time interface to integrate and manage the total manufacturing enterprise. Plexus Systems originated internally at a manufacturing company, and was designed to resolve quality challenges, including production, distribution and global supply chains management issues. Today, Plexus Online also enables businesses to manage other top priorities, such as accounting, compliance and human resources. Plexus Systems serves a cross section of manufacturing industries (OEM and suppliers), particularly automotive, defense, medical device and aerospace companies headquartered in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. Visit http://www.plex.com for more information.

About Kors Engineering
Kors Engineering is a premier service provider for manufacturing and municipal organizations looking to optimize technology and integrate systems. With expertise in automation, controls, systems integration and energy management, Kors Engineering delivers quantifiable results in cost reductions, time savings and labor efficiencies. For more than three decades, the team has consulted and executed projects to improve systems on the shop floor and throughout entire facilities. For more information, visit http://www.korsengineering.com.

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