Knight Industries & Associates finds safe solutions to ergonomic challenges. The company began in 1984 as a specialty design and build shop that solved specific manufacturing problems for the automotive industry in Detroit. As specialty systems became standard for Knight, it evolved into designing and replacing original material handling systems with ergonomic solutions. The company s capabilities include design software: AutoCAD 2000, Catia, Unigraphics, Solidworks, fabricating centers-CNC operated, laser cutting, plasma cutting, robotic welding and $5 million in capital equipment. Among Knight s clients are major automotive accounts like DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Lamb Technicon, Kuka Welding, ABB Robotics, Dana, Lear, Johnson Controls, Budd, Varity, American Axle, ITT Automotive, Mercedes, BMW and Nissan. Knight Industries & Associates is based in Auburn Hills, Mich.