Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation is an international company that provides high-quality electronic products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. The company is the world leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of interior and exterior auto-dimming Night Vision Safety™ automotive rearview mirrors that dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Gentex supplies its auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major vehicle manufacturer in the world.

When Gentex developed the need to expand its production capacity with a 225,000 square foot facility, Pollina Corporate Real Estate was engaged to lead the site selection and state and local incentive negotiation process. Gentex plans to spend $97 million on the new facility, including plant, machinery, and equipment.

"Having grown rapidly in recent years, we know how time consuming and complex a major expansion can be. Adding Pollina Corporate to our team not only made this project move quickly, but provided a depth of expertise that helped us achieve all our goals. The incentive package that the Pollina Corporate team negotiated exceeded our expectations not only in terms of financial assistance but also in terms of flexibility. You helped create a synergy with state and local government that will serve all parties for many years."

Enoch Jen
Vice President of Finance
Gentex Corporation




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