A123 Systems

It's political leaders on the left, workers on the right as A123 CEO David Vieau marks the battery firm's 1,000th Michigan hire

Battery Maker Marks 1,000th Hire

Much of Michigan’s Democratic political establishment congratulated A123 Systems Inc. for making its 1,000th Michigan hire Monday in an event at A123’s new Romulus battery components plant.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2011


A123 To Mark 1,000th Michigan Hire

Massachusetts-based A123 Systems plans to celebrate hiring its 1,000th Michigan employee Monday. Scheduled to attend are United States Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak) and […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2011

Photo Courtesy Detroit Economic Club / Jeff Kowalsky

DEC Panel: EVs Huge Opportunity For Michigan

Electric vehicles won’t be taking over the world any time soon, but even at a small fraction of the overall auto market, EVs are a multibillion-dollar opportunity for Michigan. That was the view of a panel of EV experts convened Wednesday by the Detroit Economic Club.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/29/2011

Engineering Society Talks Energy Over Breakfast

Well over 100 people gathered Monday morning for the inaugural “Eggs and Energy” breakfast session sponsored by the Engineering Society of Detroit. The ESD plans sessions every other month on the latest in advanced energy […]


Great Lakes IT Report 09/17

WWJ Newsradio’s Technology Editor, Matt Roush reports on Federal research jums at U of M and more.


Battery Plant Opens In Livonia

Massachusetts-based A123 Systems Monday formally opened what it called the largest lithium-ion battery production plant in North America.   A123’s new Livonia plant is expected to expand A123’s manufacturing capabilities by up to 600 megawatt-hours […]


Great Lakes IT Report 09/08

WWJ Newsradio’s Technology Editor, Matt Roush reports on lithium ion batteries made in Livonia, agricultural content in windows and more.