Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc, MACI, is proud to announce a $50,000 gift to the Jackson COVID-19 Response Fund to help alleviate the impact of business closures and other issues due to the pandemic. The Fund is administered by United Way of Jackson County and Jackson Community Foundation.
Both organizations have a strong record of financial accountability and deep community involvement. The gift will help meet the basic needs of Jackson County residents, including providing diapers, food, and essential items; as well as supporting local nonprofits who help people with problems resulting from the coronavirus.
“This gift will be able to help many of our neighbors,” said Cheryl Norey, Community Relations. ”We made it a priority to keep our team, associates and temporaries, financially secure during the pandemic. Clearly we are all in this together, so now we are doing our part for Jackson.”
MACI President Hugh Kusaba emphasized, “We must respect this virus, and we must respect each other. Everyone can help in the best way for them. At this extraordinary time, I am praying for the best—for our MACI family, our community, our customers and the world. I have no doubt that together, we will get through this.”
“Thank you, MACI!” said Ken Toll, President and CEO of United Way of Jackson County. “This gift is going to make a tremendous difference to a lot of people who are suffering right now. We appreciate your corporate citizenship and your generosity.”
MACI began production in June of 1990 in Jackson County, Michigan. The largest manufacturing employer in Jackson, MACI employs about 1,000 associates. The company is a joint-venture between Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) and DENSO Corporation of Japan. MACI manufactures automotive air-conditioning compressor units for many automotive manufacturers including GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and Honda, as well as John Deere.