Sustainability: Creating Prosperity in Our Community

A Culture of Giving

Coastal Automotive is committed to serving the community where we live and work, which is why our internal culture of giving extends to the community as well.

Thanksgivings with Gateway Mission

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is ordering a surplus of turkeys for Gateway Mission. We celebrate the holidays by sharing turkeys—both with our employees and with neighbors experiencing homelessness.

Local K-9 Unit Sponsor

Another cause close to Coastal Automotive is the public safety of the communities where we work. In 2022, Coastal became a corporate-level sponsor of the local K-9 Unit. Often decked out in bullet-proof vests, the dogs participate daily in fighting crime by tracking down missing children, detecting narcotics and assisting in area-wide sweeps alongside their handlers.

Project Diamond

Coastal is proud to be a member of Project DIAMOnD (Distributed Independent and Agile Manufacturing on Demand), the country’s largest distributed 3D printing network. The project was born from the shortage of PPE during COVID. By mobilizing a network of 300 printers throughout Michigan, they’re prepared to respond quickly to urgent needs where 3D printing can offer a creative solution.

Earlier in 2022, Project DIAMOnD called on its networking, including Coastal Automotive, to print tourniquet clips to support emergency aid for those injured from the conflict in Ukraine. Finished clips are shipped to Denmark for final assembly as part of a partnership with a Danish 3D printing organization before final delivery to Ukraine.

Other Community Engagement Efforts

Community Event Support: Coastal is a regular supporter of local events and needs, including Christmas and Thanksgiving parades, and many more.

Charitable Giving: Coastal Automotive supports local non-profit organizations in both Holland and Rochester Hills. And every year, team members can nominate new local charitable causes to support.

Industry Advocacy: The company’s leadership team takes an active role in the Original Equipment Suppliers Association as well as the BAMA Group.

“Our employees loved participating in the Thanksgiving fundraiser event this year, and we were excited to have fun while improving safety in our community by sponsoring the local K-9 Unit. We’re excited that so many of our employees are eager to give back to our communities.”

Coastal Automotive CFO, Mark McConnell

Learn more about Coastal Automotive and our community in our sustainability report.

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