August 11, 2011
BCSE Board of Directors Vice-Chair JCI Hosts President Obama at Advanced Battery Manufacturing Facility in Holland, MI
Johnson Controls, a global diversified company in the building and automotive industries and Vice-Chair of the BCSE Board of Directors, today hosted President Barack Obama for a tour of the new Johnson Controls-Saft advanced battery center, the first facility in the United States to produce complete lithium-ion battery cells and systems for hybrid and electric vehicles.
In his remarks to approximately 400 dignitaries and Johnson Controls employees, the President highlighted the key role innovative technologies will play in helping automakers achieve the new fuel economy standards, establishing U.S. leadership in advanced vehicle manufacturing, spurring economic growth, and creating high-quality domestic jobs in cutting edge industries across America.
Read more about the President's remarks and those of Johnson Controls Chairman and CEO Stephen A. Roell on the Johnson Controls news site.