Allied Automation (, a full-service custom automation group that provides complete system integration of custom automation equipment, has announced that Jim Jacobs has joined the company as a design engineer. In this position, Jacobs will design custom automation devices and machines to address various technical client projects. Jacobs has 14 years of experience in the design engineering industry. Before joining Allied Automation, he spent two years working for Filamatic in Baltimore as a mechanical design engineer. In this position, he designed custom liquid filling equipment for the pharmaceutical industry. Jacobs worked with Eaton Corporation in Roxboro, N.C., for 11 years developing designing production machinery. His specific areas of expertise included precision component assembly and grinding.


"We are excited to add Jim to our team," said Jeff Graham, president of Allied Automation. "His extensive experience within the engineering industry will be an excellent asset to our firm."


- Jacobs received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Alma College in Alma, Mich.

- A native of Merrill, Mich., Jacobs resides in Holly Springs, N.C., with his wife, Melanie, and son, Oliver.


Allied Automation is an Apex-based full-service automation group that offers a complete system integration of custom automation equipment from conceptualization through design and fabrication. Located at 1017 Investment Blvd. in Apex, Allied Automation offers an extensive array of services which includes machine design, control systems development, software integration, process development and unparalleled machining. For more information, please call (919) 362-4420 or visit

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