BCU adds Aaron Gibson as new Facilities Coordinator


May 25, 2023

BATTLE CREEK, MICH. – Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) recently added Aaron Gibson as its new Facilities Coordinator. Aaron will provide maintenance services for properties and facilities owned by BCU as well as the Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority (BCTIFA). These include the Fort Custer Industrial Park, the Customs Cargo Center, and several downtown properties and vacant land parcels.

A Michigan native, Aaron grew up in Battle Creek and attended Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek. He has a wealth of experience in the manufacturing, facilities management, and construction sectors. Prior to joining BCU, Aaron worked for the City of Battle Creek’s Facility Maintenance department. In his new position at BCU, Aaron will lead the beautification efforts in the Fort Custer Industrial Park and maintain the proper appearance according to the park’s protective covenants. He will work to ensure that BCU’s facility and grounds are constantly maintained and will be responsible for developing effective maintenance procedures. Perhaps most importantly, Aaron will serve as the point of contact for after-hour emergencies in the industrial park.

BCU President & CEO Joe Sobieralski said, “We are pleased to welcome Aaron to the team. In recent years, we have significantly expanded our community development efforts and acquired several properties downtown, including the McCamly Hotel, the TreeHouse Foods factory and WMU’s Kendall Center. BCU also manages the Fort Custer Industrial Park, which is the largest facility of its kind in Michigan. With 3,000 acres, nearly 90 companies, and more than 13,000 workers, there is a lot to maintain. We needed someone who could deal with the myriad issues that come with these buildings and properties. Aaron has the skills and experience we needed and is a great addition to our team.”

Aaron Gibson joins BCU as its new Facilities Coordinator



Established in 1972, Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the economic development arm for the City of Battle Creek and manages the Fort Custer Industrial Park. The Fort Custer Industrial Park is home to over 80 businesses, including 25 international companies, and employs over 13,000 people. BCU’s mission is to build a strong community by driving strategic investment and job creation. Visit BCUnlimited.org for more info.


Joe Sobieralski
President & CEO
Battle Creek Unlimited

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