Adient presents Ypsilanti Township family with new home

Employees from Fortune 200 automotive supplier team up with Habitat for Humanity to make holiday brighter

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today Adient, the world’s largest global automotive seating supplier, made an Ypsilanti Township family new homeowners. The company’s employee volunteers renovated a home through Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley for Christina Thomas and her family.

Adient, the world's largest global automotive seating supplier, presented the keys to an Ypsilanti Township home to Christina Thomas and her family (center) this week . Russ Burgei, (far right) vice president of engineering for Adient and the company's Habitat for Humanity project leader, and representatives from Habitat of Huron Valley took part in the event.

This year’s Adient-sponsored home now belongs to Thomas and her two children, Cam’ron, 10, and Chanel, 7. Thomas has been teaching pre-kindergarten for 10 years and plans to continue her education. She will close on her home on Dec. 20 and the family will move in the week after Christmas.

“I realize none of this would have been possible without the generous donation from my sponsor, Adient,” said Thomas.

Adient has been supporting Habitat for Humanity homes for eight years. The automotive supplier donated the money to reconstruct the house and its employees spent months donating their time to build the one-story, 860-square-foot home.

“Adient has been a strong supporter of the important work of Habitat for Humanity for many years. Our employees are always eager to help make a family’s dream of homeownership come true,” said Russ Burgei, vice president of engineering for Adient, and the company’s Habitat project leader.

“We’d like to thank Adient for sponsoring the Thomas family’s new home. We are so grateful for your continued financial and volunteer support. You helped us provide families with strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter,” said Sarah Stanton, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Ypsilanti Township.

Adient (NYSE: ADNT) debuted as an independent, publically traded company after its separation from Johnson Controls on Oct. 31, 2016. The company, now located in Plymouth, Mich., recently announced it will move its global headquarters to Detroit.

About Adient:

Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year. To learn more, please visit

About Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley:

Established in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley has built or renovated more than 150 homes in Washtenaw County. This year, the team will renovate 18 houses for qualified, low-income families. Habitat homeowners qualify for a no-profit mortgage from Habitat, make a $1,000 down payment and put in at least 250 ‘sweat equity’ hours building their home. Habitat Huron Valley has expanded to provide home improvement projects to low-income families in the neighborhoods we already target, providing over 150 such projects since 2011. For more information, visit

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New homeowner Christina Thomas cuts the ribbon in front of her new home, built by global automotive seating supplier Adient through Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley. Excited to help are her children, Chanel, 7 and Cam'ron, 10.


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