advanced batteries

Navitas Systems

Battery Maker Navitas To Create 125 Jobs, Invest $9.3 million In Michigan

Navitas Systems LLC will expand its Michigan operations and move to a new location in Pittsfield Charter Township, investing $9.3 million and creating 125 jobs over the coming four years, according to the state advanced energy industry accelerator NextEnergy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2013

A123 battery packs

Illinois Company Buys A123 Systems Government Business, Ann Arbor Labs

Navitas Systems LLC, a provider of energy systems and energy storage products for commercial, industrial and government customers, announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved the sale of A123 Systems’ Ann Arbor-based government business, including all U.S. military contracts, for $2.3 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/11/2012

Solar panels (credit: Wikimedia)

ECD, United Solar File Chapter 11

Citing high debt and legacy costs, Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and its solar panel manufacturing subsidiary United Solar Ovonic LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2012

(WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

State Democrats Promote New Battery Bills

Democratic lawmakers are holding news conferences around the state to talk about the need to grow Michigan’s advanced battery sector.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2011

A battery pack from Michigan's Dow Kokam

Grand Valley Beefs Up Role In Battery Industry

Just as President Barack Obama visited Holland last week to learn more about the advanced energy storage industry, students at Grand Valley State University are learning about the technology and how they can support the growing global industry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2011


Obama Visits Michigan To Hail Advanced Battery Production

Though the visit was partially overshadowed by partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama talked up the advanced battery industry in Holland Thursday, his second visit to the West Michigan city in 13 months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2011

HR Notices From July 18

The latest staffing and boardroom news from Michigan’s technology-related companies and institutions



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

Event Notices From May 6-8

The latest event and meeting notices from the Detroit area’s technology-focused institutions and companies

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2011

Event Notices From March 4-6

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused institutions and businesses, before they are posted on the GLITR IT Calendar.