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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Johnson Controls partners with UW, UWM in global research

JSOnline (Milwaukee, Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
By Thomas Content of the Journal Sentinel
June 30, 2011

Glendale - A new partnership involving the state's two biggest public universities and its biggest corporation should put southern Wisconsin on the map as a global research center for the high-tech batteries that will power the cars of the future, organizers said Thursday.

At a news conference with Gov. Scott Walker, the University of Wisconsin System and Johnson Controls Inc. announced plans for three energy-storage research laboratories in Milwaukee and Madison, part of a multimillion-dollar bid to attract top-notch engineers to study and work here to develop next-generation batteries.

Scientists at Johnson Controls' Power Solutions business already have started working side by side with graduate students in the first of the three labs, located at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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