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“The City of Battle Creek is a superb place to be in business because of the specialized and individualized support offered by Battle Creek Unlimited and its staff. BCU offers the highest level of customer service to make sure all current and future businesses are successful. They go above and beyond to put Battle Creek on the map globally for business recruitment and retention as well as manage and nurture one of the finest industrial parks in the world, Fort Custer. The City of Battle Creek couldn’t ask for a better partner!”

- Rebecca Fleury, City Manager
City of Battle Creek

“Gallagher Uniform has resided in the Fort Custer Industrial Park since 1991. Battle Creek Unlimited and the City of Battle Creek were instrumental in our move here. Our success continues today with these important partners, who ensure the park is well maintained, safe, and delivering the resources necessary. The Fort Custer location has been ideal to reach our customers throughout Michigan and Indiana. The surrounding natural environment also provides great recreational opportunities for our associates to enjoy outside of work.”

Founded in 1893, Gallagher Uniform is a 5th generation, family business specializing in uniform programs, mats, towels and facility services for business and industry.”

- John Gallagher, President
Gallagher Uniform

“W.K. Kellogg founded Kellogg Company in Battle Creek more than a century ago. It has always been home to Kellogg and remains the location of our global headquarters today. With its central location between Chicago and Detroit along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek provides us easy access to a wide selection of diverse suppliers and vendors whom we partner with to meet the needs of our business, our customers and our consumers. Kellogg is committed to doing our part to make Battle Creek a great place to live, work and play and we are proud to partner with Battle Creek Unlimited to help ensure a strong, vibrant community for the future.”

- Steven Cahillane, Chairman and CEO
Kellogg Company

In December of 2003, Prairie Farms Dairy, a farm coop, opened it’s 35th manufacturing plant with the assistance of Battle Creek Unlimited. The staff at BCU engineered the sale of a closed Kellogg plant to Prairie Farms Dairy to convert to a milk and juice bottling plant for Prairie Farms’ Michigan members. Since 2003, we have expanded production and BCU was there to assist in moving each project through the regulatory process. 2017 will see the beginning of our next and largest expansion phase to date. BCU is already involved helping things move forward, smoothly.

Prairie Farms Dairy was deciding between Kalamazoo, Lansing or Battle Creek to establish its base in Michigan. Without the staff of BCU and the excellent facilities of Fort Custer Industrial Park, Prairie Farms Dairy would not be in Battle Creek today. We would not have had the excellent facility that has allowed Prairie Farms to continue to grow its business at our current pace.”

- Tom Davis, General Manager
Prairie Farms

“KCC works regularly with BCU and other workforce development organizations to ensure that companies have the skilled employees they need to compete in today’s global economy. KCC’s Workforce Solutions Department is the business, industry, and job-training arm of the College. The department serves business and industry by developing and delivering cost-effective, high-quality, and flexible learning solutions that specifically meet the unique needs of employers.”

- Levi Good, Director, KCC Workforce Solutions
Regional Manufacturing Technology Center

“During our past 24 years of operation in Battle Creek, BCU has been a valuable business partner to both Kal Aero and Duncan Aviation. BCU was instrumental in both the initial move to the W.K. Kellogg Airport by Kal Aero in 1992 and a major expansion of Duncan Aviation in 2005.”

- Andy Richards, Executive VP & COO
Duncan Aviation