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Natural wonders, people make state special

August 23, 2011
By Sen. Carl Levin , Daily Press

WASHINGTON - I have traveled across Michigan an untold number of times. But the strength, the character and the beauty of our state never cease to amaze me. Over just a few August days I saw reminder after reminder of what makes Michigan special.

Much of what I saw reaffirmed my faith in the innovation of Michigan companies and the quality of our fantastic workforce. I joined President Obama on his visit to the Holland factory where Johnson Controls manufactures batteries for use in advanced automobiles. The president told the workers there: "Every day, hundreds of people are going to work (here) on the technologies that are helping us to fight our way out of this recession. Every day, you're building high-tech batteries so that we lead the world in manufacturing the best cars and the best trucks."

The plant is one of several across the state that have begun work in the last two years on

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