BATTLE CREEK, Mich, Sept. 8, 2023 — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer secured a $63 million investment from global mobility supplier DENSO in Battle Creek. The thermal manufacturing facility will retool its production lines, accommodating product offerings that will support the electrification of vehicles. Following the announcement, state Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) issued the following statement:

“I want to take a moment to appreciate and thank Gov. Whitmer, Quentin Messer of MEDC, and Joe Sobieralski and Robert Corder of Battle Creek Unlimited for the work they did to bring this money home. Due to their work, Battle Creek is receiving this major investment for our manufacturing sector. This investment will not only benefit the people of Battle Creek by bringing in good-paying jobs, but it will also benefit the people of our state by furthering our investment in and commitment to the electrification of vehicles as we move into a cleaner future. Investments like these are what will keep Michigan at the beating heart of the automotive industry.”