Johnson Controls celebrates 10th anniversary of Yuma, Arizona battery facility

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YUMA, Ariz., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls celebrated the 10 year anniversary of its battery distribution center in Yuma, Ariz. The facility currently employs 184 people and has shipped more than 75 million batteries since production started in June 2006.

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To celebrate this milestone, a ceremony for employees was held at the plant on June 8.

"Celebrating our 10th anniversary gives us an opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our employees," said Joseph Moser, plant manager, Yuma Service and Distribution Center, Johnson Controls Power Solutions. "We are proud to provide our customers with high-quality products and service, while contributing to the growth and vitality of the Yuma area."

The Johnson Controls Yuma facility is responsible for the final production and labeling of batteries that are shipped to automotive aftermarket customers and automakers located in nine surrounding states. In 2011 the facility was expanded to 265,000 square feet with the addition of 65,000 square feet of warehouse space. The distribution center is on track to supply 11 million batteries this year.

About Johnson Controls:
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 150,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2016, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #17 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com or follow @johnsoncontrols on Twitter.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions
Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the world's largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, supplying approximately 146 million every year to automakers and aftermarket retailers. Our full range of lead-acid and lithium-ion battery technology powers nearly every type of vehicle for our customers- including traditional, start-stop, micro-hybrid, hybrid and electric. Johnson Controls' recycling system has helped make automotive batteries the most recycled consumer product in the world. Globally, 15,000 employees develop, manufacture, distribute and recycle batteries at more than 50 locations. For more information, please visit http://www.JohnsonControls.com/PowerSolutions or follow @JCI_BatteryBeat on Twitter.

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