FARMINGTON HILLS, MI: Marx Layne & Company has snared the first
year of a three-year PR and marketing contract for Automation Alley, a
consortium of 250 hi-tech manufacturing and service companies in Oakland
County. The group aspires to the likes of Silicon Valley and Route 28.
The initial contract to promote the Alley's Business Export Initiative
focuses on signing up Michigan companies for a trade fair this September
in Dusseldorf, Germany.