Matt's Favorites: High Tech Car Seats, Solar Power For Biz, Broke Student Film Fest At LTU, And Much MoreHello there, and welcome to your Friday! Hoping you had a great week -- I sure did. And let's take a look at a bunch of cool local tech news and events, and then the national news...
HR Notices From Oct. 9
Illinois Company Buys A123 Systems Government Business, Ann Arbor LabsNavitas 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.
Federal Battery Labs Coming For Holland, Ann ArborNew battery research laboratories will be built in Holland and Ann Arbor under a $120 million federal Enegy Department grant that will create the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago.
Johnson Controls To Acquire Electric Car Battery Maker A123 SystemsElectric car battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy protection and its automotive assets are being acquired by Johnson Controls. The deal is for $125 million.
Conservation Leadership Corps Creating Green Jobs for 80 Detroit Area TeensDetroit-area teens are putting their green thumbs to work thanks to Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industry leader serving customers in more than 150 countries.
CES Day Four: Michigan InnovationThe topic is innovation. Ford CEO Alan Mulally opened a keynote panel by giving his views on it, and then a whole bunch of Michigan technology companies presented their versions of it, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday.
Obama Visits Michigan To Hail Advanced Battery ProductionThough 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.
Obama To Visit Advanced Battery Facility In MichiganPresident Barack Obama plans to visit an advanced battery facility in Holland, Mich., next week to highlight his administration's efforts to boost the economy by promoting cutting-edge industries.
Johnson Controls Concept Car Demonstrates Future Interior, Battery TechAutomakers seek interior and battery solutions that improve flexibility, spaciousness and sustainability in their vehicles while offering a compelling user experience for consumers. At the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Johnson Controls unveiled the ie:3 demonstrator vehicle, a fully electric vehicle based on the popular small car segment that addresses these needs.
Johnson Controls Orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans