SOURCE: Plex Systems

Plex Systems

January 07, 2010 11:50 ET

Plex Systems, Inc. Sponsors Rochester Adams High School Robotics Team

AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated ERP software for manufacturers, today announced it is sponsoring the Rochester Adams / Stoney Creek High School Robotics Team's participation in the 2010 season FIRST robotics competitions.

The Adams / Stoney Creek Robotics Team, affiliated with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), offers young people a hands-on, practical and challenging educational experience to develop and encourage expertise in science and technology.

Plex Systems is providing sponsorship funds to help the team design, build and program a robot in a six week time frame using a standard kit of parts and a common set of rules. In Michigan, the team will compete in District Competitions involving 40 teams, followed by the State Championship and then the World Championship. The program will involve students in Computer Aided Design (CAD) and animation; programming; electronics, mechanical build, manufacturing, marketing, business planning, and other areas. FIRST was founded in 1989 and has grown to more than 1,800 high school teams involving approximately 45,000 students. More information on the FIRST program can be found at

"Plex Systems is pleased to support the team's mission to inspire young people's interest and participation in manufacturing, science and technology," said Plex Systems President and CEO Mark Symonds. "The program helps our future generation meet the ever-growing technical demands of the high-tech workplace."

Warren Hildebrandt, Adams High School CAD teacher, heads the team. "FIRST gives the students an opportunity to develop skills that will greatly help them in college and in the business world after graduation. FIRST gives the students a chance to work with adult engineers and other professionals to solve problems and compete in a gracious and professional way. Plex Systems will help in this effort and we all appreciate the support."

About Plex Systems, Inc.

Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise and the only solution to achieve the prestigious Champion ranking in Aberdeen Group's 2009 "ERP in Manufacturing" AXIS report. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online's fully-integrated model delivers a "shop floor to top floor" view of a manufacturer's operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Peggy Fenwick
    Plex Systems, Inc.
    Telephone: 734-516-6490