TROY, Mich., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing its success during challenging economic times, Munro & Associates, a technology firm specializing in predictive design and manufacturing methods, was honored with a 2012 Corp! magazine Michigan Economic Bright Spots award. Sandy Munro, CEO, accepted the award during an awards breakfast held Tuesday, June 12 at the Management Education Center in Troy.
"With its available technology and engineering expertise, Michigan's local talent plays a major role in our success," said Munro. "This breadth of specialized talent isn't available elsewhere and, in my opinion, will be a key factor in cultivating the state's continued development and evolution. With our local presence and global reach, Munro looks forward to helping foster this positive change."
The Michigan Economic Bright Spots award honors Michigan companies that are positively driving the state's economy. The winning companies, from small businesses to large corporations, are selected from hundreds of nominations in a variety of industries. According to Corp! magazine, a common theme among this year's winners is the need to remain nimble and focused on what customers really want, while also building and maintaining an environment that attracts and retains talent to foster short- and long-term viability.
According to Munro, the company – which employs approximately 50 associates located in its Troy, Williamston and Auburn Hills facilities – has been successful by remaining global and agile in challenging environments. The Munro method of product and system analysis, which determines and creates more efficient designs and processes, is applicable around the world and works across a variety of industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, defense and consumer products.
"In addition to American manufacturers, we're currently working with companies in Germany, India, Ireland, Mexico and Korea from our Troy headquarters and our Benchmarking Innovation Center in Auburn Hills," said Munro. "We've worked in virtually all industry and innovation sectors, helping customers save more than $9 billion, while also saving or creating tens of thousands of jobs since 1988. Our Michigan-based talent and resources provide unmatched capability and a solid base from which we can serve manufacturers around the world."
Founded in 1988, Munro & Associates Inc. specializes in upfront, predictive methods to increase profitability by improving quality, reliability and value, while reducing total lifecycle costs. The Munro team delivers in-depth knowledge in product design, manufacturing, quality and technologies from a broad selection of industries. Munro's diverse customer list includes: Abbott Laboratories; ATK; Bentley; BMW Mini, Boeing; Cardinal Health; Caterpillar; Chrysler; Department of Defense, Fiat, General Dynamics; Ingersoll Rand, Lockheed Martin; Medtronic, Inc.; NASA, Nikon; Raytheon; Rolls Royce; Rubbermaid; TACOM LCMC; Tata Motors and more. For more information, visit www.leandesign.com.
SOURCE Munro & Associates, Inc.