Plex Systems, Inc. Raises $12,000 for Gleaners Community Food Bank

Multiple employee events support year-long fundraising campaign, more fundraisers to come

Auburn Hills, Mich. (March 14, 2009) –

Plex Systems, Inc., providers of Plex Online software for manufacturers, today announced its efforts to support Gleaners Community Food Bank in its 2008-2009 employee community service campaign have so far raised $12,000.
Gleaners Community Food Bank, in collaboration with its member agencies, other area food banks and Feeding America organizations, and with broad community backing and support, provides surplus donated and low-cost food and personal care products to people in need in southeastern Michigan.

“In these times of increasing need for our services, we are delighted to receive the support of Plex employees and their fundraising and community service efforts this year,” said W. DeWayne Wells, Gleaners’ president. “The weak economy is increasing the numbers of people who must seek assistance from agencies like Gleaners so Plex’s support is truly appreciated.”

Plex employees participate in such activities as the Gleaners Food Fight, Detroit Duck Derby, Oakland Press Food Drive, Double Donation Days, Women’s Power Breakfast and other events to raise money.
“As a company of 130 people, we are proud to contribute to the community,” said Mark Symonds, CEO for Plex Systems. “We see a growing need for this type of assistance, so we are very pleased to do all we can and will continue to support Gleaners with our participation in fundraisers throughout the year.”

To raise funds for Gleaners, Plex sponsors raffles, charity auctions, employee events and a golf outing for customers and employees as part of its PowerPlex conference (

Plex Systems, Inc. (formerly Plexus Systems, Inc.) is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for manufacturers. Plex Online includes over 350 functional modules to manage operations from the shop floor to the top floor, including manufacturing execution system (MES) modules such as quality management and traceability, enterprise resource planning (ERP) modules such as accounting and human resources, customer relationship management (CRM) modules such as order entry and tracking, and supply chain management (SCM) modules such as supplier quality and scorecards. Plex Online’s SaaS model delivers reduced cost of operations, faster implementations and a continuously improving feature set.

About Gleaners Community Food Bank
As the third-oldest food bank in the United States, Gleaners Community Food Bank’s mission has been to turn surplus food, which otherwise would go to waste, into millions of delicious meals for hungry people in southeastern Michigan. For more than a quarter of a century we’ve been “nourishing communities by feeding hungry people”. Since 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has grown from distributing just one or two million pounds of food a year to about 28.6 million pounds annually, equivalent to more than 67,000 meals per day. For more information, visit

About Plex Systems, Inc.
Since 1995, Plex Systems, Inc. (Auburn Hills, Mich.) has maintained a singular vision — to drive significant cost, quality and productivity improvements for manufacturers, from the shop floor to the top floor, using the software as a service business model. Today, Plex Online also enables manufacturers to manage accounting, financials, regulatory compliance, human resources and other critical priorities, based on real-time, highly accurate data from their manufacturing operations. Plex Systems serves a global cross-section of manufacturing industries (OEMs and suppliers), particularly automotive, medical device, aerospace & defense, and food & beverage companies. In 2006, Apax Partners ( made a strategic investment in Plex Systems, joining the founding investment group as stakeholders in Plex. For more information, visit

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

Source: Plex Systems