Holland, MI (PressExposure) August 18, 2011 -- President Obama traveled to Holland, Michigan on Thursday to tour the new Johnson Controls Saft lithium ion battery cell manufacturing facility. Johnson Controls Saft (JCS) is a customer of HTTM LLC which is a joint venture of Trans-Matic Manufacturing Co. and Heitkamp & Thumann Battery Components.
The President toured the JCS facility in a demonstration of support for new energy technologies and American innovation. During the tour he stopped to examine a VL41M aluminum deep draw cell container made by HTTM. The deep draw cell container highlights Trans-Matic's deep draw metal forming innovation and capabilities within the power storage industry.
HTTM leadership joined the JCS staff in greeting the President and listening to his encouraging remarks. In his speech at the JCS facility, President Obama stated, "This is one of the most advanced factories in the world. You're helping America lead in a growing new industry. You're showing us how we can come back from the worst recession that we've had in generations and start making things here in America that are sold all around the world."
HTTM LLC is a joint venture company between Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company and the Heitkamp & Thumann Group. The joint venture company focuses on the development and production of cylindrical and prismatic metal battery container systems. The production of these containers utilizes state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. HTTM LLC customers benefit from the strengths and capacity of two companies that are respective leaders in their industries.
Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company is a world leading manufacturer of deep drawn metal stampings with global production facilities. For over 40 years Trans-Matic has lead the metal stamping industry in innovation and has produced millions of deep drawn parts that are used throughout the world in a variety of applications.