IMA Donates New Police Vehicles to the City of Highland Park and Wayne County Sheriffs’ Office

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Detroit-based automotive seating systems manufacturer gives back to its communities

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Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon with IMA CEO Jim Comer

“On behalf of the department, we would like to thank IMA. Nearly every vehicle in our fleet has over 100,000 miles and some with as many as 300,000 miles of wear..."

Jim Comer, president and CEO of Integrated Manufacturing and Assembly (IMA), and his staff gathered with city and county officials to commemorate the company’s donation of two police vehicles to the City of Highland Park and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. A joint venture between Comer Holdings LLC and Lear Corporation that manufactures automotive seat assemblies within three manufacturing facilities located in Highland Park and the City of Detroit, IMA presented both vehicles during National Safety Week, in an effort to support public safety in the communities where company employees live and work. Highland Park Mayor Hubert Yopp and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon acknowledged the vehicle donation during the ceremonies.

“It’s a great day in Highland Park that we are receiving such a generous donation from IMA,” remarked Mayor Yopp. “This gift will certainly aid us in suppressing crime and continuing to do the things that our city needs to support our public safety. On behalf of Chief Chester Logan and the Police Department, the Fire department and everyone in this community, we are truly grateful.“

“We want to tell Highland Park that we are a part of the community and we plan to continue to find ways to give back to the community and the city,” said Comer. “IMA is committed to doing our best to bring the right attention to the city’s needs.”

Wayne County Police Sheriff Benny Napoleon commented: “On behalf of the department, we would like to thank IMA. Nearly every vehicle in our fleet has over 100,000 miles and some with as many as 300,000 miles of wear. One of the department’s biggest expenditures is transportation which the county hasn’t upgraded since prior to 2007. We really needed this so we thank you tremendously.”

“IMA wants you to know that we are involved and that we appreciate that protection and the service that we receive from the Wayne County Police Officers,” replied Comer.

About IMA:
Commemorating its 10th anniversary in 2016, Integrated Manufacturing & Assembly (IMA), a joint venture between Comer Holdings LLC and Lear Corporation, is a leading supplier of automotive seat subassemblies and seating systems for a variety of vehicle manufacturers. Headquartered in Southfield, Mich., IMA employs a diverse team of approximately 1,700 people in six manufacturing locations within the U.S. With an enduring commitment to giving back, IMA and its employees remain focused on initiatives that provide for people, and enhance development of the communities where it operates. For more information on the joint venture and its decade of success, visit

About City of Highland Park:
Highland Park is a community rich in heritage. It is the birthplace of the Model T, mass production and the first paved mile of highway. Like many communities across America, Highland Park is discovering new possibilities as it reinvents itself in the post-industrial age. Over $300 million in new commercial, industrial and residential development has been invested in the city in the last decade, positioning Highland Park as a vibrant community for the future. Visit

About Wayne County Sheriff’s Office:
With a law enforcement career spanning over 40 years, Benny N. Napoleon considers his role as the Sheriff of Wayne County as his most important assignment to date. The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is the third largest law enforcement agency in Michigan, with more than 850 officers among its ranks. In addition to conducting incarceration for an average 1800 inmates per day and maintaining electronic monitoring for another 500 individuals in custody, the department secures the county courts, patrols area roads, county parks and over 46 miles of marine activity and conducts warrant enforcement. The Sheriff’s goal is to make Wayne County and all of its communities as safe as possible. Under Sheriff Napoleon’s leadership, the agency hopes to maintain the current programs at the highest level of effectiveness and enhance additional protocols so that all of the stakeholders served by the Wayne County Sheriff enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Visit

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