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Why Automation Design?

  • Team Atmosphere
  • Goal Oriented
  • Work/Life Balance Important
  • Above Average Industry Pay
  • High Quality Training & Mentoring Program
  • Encouraging Atmosphere
  • Friendly & Fun Culture
  • Shared Leadership Model
  • Client Centric Organization
  • Tools to support your growth personally and professionally

AD+E Core Values

  • Positive Integrity
    • Be a Positive Person
    • Have High Personal Integrity
    • Have High Company Integrity
    • Do the Right Thing
    • Honesty & Truthfulness
    • No gossip
  • Compassionate Team Player
    • Looking Out for others and not just yourself
    • High Accountability to your Team/Company
    • Works well with others
    • Finds Joy in helping their teammates
    • Builds trust amongst team members & clients
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Is always looking to improve their knowledge & skills
    • Is always looking to improve their communication
    • Confident but not Arrogant
    • Be Vulnerable and willing to Admit to Mistakes…no one is perfect
  • Hard Working
    • High Personal Work Ethic
    • Values Client Time
    • Values Company Time
    • Keeps Work/Life Balance
  • Do What You Say
    • On time
    • Fully deliver
    • It’s okay to say no
    • Take the responsibility – blame no one
    • Finish what you start

Company Benefits

Why West Michigan?

Our region has a distinct culture, lifestyle, and economy. We have some of the country’s fastest growing industries including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, agribusiness, renewable energy, aerospace and defense, and information technology. Besides having great jobs, West Michigan has a low cost of living, which makes it a great place to start a career, raise a family, or retire. Urban city, small town, or rural areas—the West Michigan region has a diverse set of communities catering to everyone. There’s plenty of fun to be had too. Whether you’re into outdoor recreation, arts and music, professional sports, or the local food scene, West Michigan has exciting activities no matter what your idea of “fun” is.

Candidate Success Stories More than 20 stories about people who have moved to West Michigan or have used Hello West Michigan’s resources.

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment Oldest Civic Theatre in the country, the only ballet company in Michigan, and the world's largest public art competition — ArtPrize!

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Childcare 88 area daycares. Grand Rapids—Top 10 City for Moms, The Daily Beat. Grand Rapids—Best City for Raising a Family, Forbes.

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Colleges and Universities West Michigan is home to more than 15 different colleges and universities.

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Community Involvement Top ranking region in the country for philanthropy and above the national average in hours spent volunteering.

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Faith Home to a diverse population and vibrant faith communities with Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Hispanic, Islamic, Jewish, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Protestant, Russian, Sudanese and Vietnamese institutions.

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Food & Craft Beer Nearly 40 breweries in the Beer City area and more than 20 CSA Farm Shares and even more farm-to-table restaurants.

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Healthcare More than 10 area hospitals with state-of-the-art pediatric, oncology, cardiac, neurological and other health services.

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K-12 Education 5 area schools ranked top in the nation, 22 public charter schools, over 45 private schools.

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Multicultural Resources West Michigan is committed to being a welcoming community for people of all races, ethnicities, and sexual orientation.

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Neighborhoods An eclectic mix of neighborhoods with resources to find the best neighborhood for you.

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Retirement A wide range of options for retirement living. Grand Rapids is one of the best places to retire according to AARP.

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Sports, Water, Leisure Over 2,000 acres parks, trails, award winning golf courses, and skiing. Several beaches recognized as some of the best in the world.

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Suburbs Wide array of suburbs throughout endless miles of communities.

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Weather & Travel Enjoy the full four seasons in West Michigan along with access to seven airports throughout the region.

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12 Cool Things To Do In West Michigan

1. Take a road trip across West Michigan

In order to make the entire coastal drive along the West Side Michigan, start somewhere near New Buffalo and head north to Mackinaw City (Route I-94 to I-196 to US-31, generally speaking). This also happens to be fairly close to Chicago’s international airport – about 1.5 hours away – so if you’re flying in, start there, rent a car and head to New Buffalo!

Regardless of the route you choose to take, one of the most gorgeous and must-see drives in all of Michigan is through the Tunnel of Trees. Highway M-119 starts on the north end of Petoskey; however, the 20 mile stretch of natural beauty doesn’t begin until you reach Harbor Springs. This narrow, winding path is lined with a gorgeous variety of deciduous trees and evergreens and provides stunning views of Lake Michigan.

2. Lighthouse Tour

Home to more lighthouses than any other US state, there are over 100 lighthouses in Michigan and no two are the same!

Lake Michigan’s shoreline consists of more than 20. Although there isn’t a practical application to lighthouses these days, they sure make spectacular models in lakeshore photography, offering unobstructed views from the top!

3. Explore Charlevoix in the West Side of Michigan

Charlevoix is one of the best places to visit in West Michigan, and it’s easy to see why! Among many other things, it is known for its small-town charm, beautiful beaches, Mushroom Houses – yes you read that correctly! – and Castle Farms.

If you’re the kind of person who just wants to kick back and relax on the beach, do a little boutique shopping, or sip a glass of wine while watching the sunset over Lake Michigan, this place is also for you.

4. Experience a West Michigan Festival

Found in many of the little beach towns along the coast of Lake Michigan, there’s plenty of opportunities to experience one of Michigan’s fun and exciting festivals.

Here’s a list of some of the big ones: Tulip Time, Apple Fest, Electric Forest in West Side Michigan, National Cherry Festival, ArtPrize, International Wine, Beer, & Food Festival, and Paw Paw Wine & Harvest.

6. Be Adventurous!

If it’s snowing, get your sleds and snowshoes ready! Are you into extreme sports? Take it to the big hills like the ones at Boyne Mountain and Crystal Mountain where you can ski and snowboard among many other things.

Conversely, if you’re visiting in the warmer months, rent a cabin on the lake, go camping, or hit the trails. For a more thrilling experience, you could dabble in some water skiing, skydiving, or rent some all-terrain vehicles (ATV) to hit the trails even harder.

7. Climb sand dunes in the Michigan West Side

Not everywhere you go is going to offer giant piles of sand, but here in West Side Michigan, we have that too! In fact, ranked among the top of many Best Sand Dunes in the US lists is Sleeping Bear Dunes. It was even named the Most Beautiful Place in America back in 2011! It is definitely a sight worth seeing and if you’re up for a little physical activity, go ahead and climb!

8. Sample Craft Beers

Michigan happens to be known for its numerous microbreweries and countless varieties of craft beer – it’s actually becoming publicly recognized as the Great Beer State! You can experience an enormous amount of flavors across the state. Seriously, it seems like just about every city has its own brewpub. Grand Rapids – also known as Beer City USA – has over 80 breweries alone!

For the beer enthusiast, there’s no shortage of options. Stop in for a brewski at one of Michigan’s first beer artisans Bell’s Brewery located in Kalamazoo. Enjoy one of the many unique flavors like Blue Magic, Thai Peanut, or Concrete Dinosaur at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City.

9. Enjoy some fine wines in West Michigan

Similar to the microbreweries, there are lots of wineries across the state – more so on the lakeshore because of the rich glacial soils.

Because there’s so much fresh fruit in Michigan, there’s plenty of opportunities to make great wine. Grapes are abundant here! Specifically, juice-making grapes like Concord and Niagara. The 45th parallel, where Michigan is situated, also plays an important role in winemaking. That’s why wine from places like France and Italy are so delicious!

10. Watch the Sunset on Lake Michigan

Naturally, Lake Michigan offers some beautiful sunsets. Maybe it’s the picturesque views of the sun slowly being captured by the horizon. Perhaps it’s watching the gorgeous pink and orange colors dance across the water. Or, the experience of watching it from a boat in the middle of the lake with no land in sight; or kicking back and winding down on the beach with a cool beverage in hand during a warm summer evening.

11. Visit historic Mackinaw City

Say Hi to the Mighty Mac (the Mackinac Bridge), experience Colonial Michilimackinac, and enjoy the many flavors of fudge!

12. Step back Somewhere in Time

Mackinac Island is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of a modern city. Pay a visit here and you’ll see why it’s one of the most unique things to do in West Michigan.

Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the island allowing for a more peaceful, exhaust-free environment. Bicycles, however, are highly encouraged and welcomed. Walking or pedaling around the island are the main modes of transportation, but you can also tour the island on a horse-drawn carriage.

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