UNITED STATES
                              Washington, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                         Date of Report: August 18, 2003

                               GENTEX CORPORATION
                          (Exact name of registrant as
                            specified in its charter)

   Michigan                         0-10235                      38-2030505
(State or other                   (Commission                   (IRS Employer
jurisdiction of                  File Number)                Identification no.)

      600 North Centennial Street
           Zeeland, Michigan                                         49464
(Address of principal executive office)                           (Zip Code)

                         Registrant's telephone number,
                       including area code: (616) 772-1800


Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


      99.1  Press release dated August 18, 2003.

Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 18, 2003, Gentex  Corporation issued a press release announcing that a
$0.15 per share  quarterly  cash  dividend  will be paid  October 17,  2003,  to
shareholders  of record as of October 3,  2003.  A copy of the press  release is
attached as Exhibit 99.1.

The  information  in this Form 8-K and the attached  Exhibit shall not be deemed
filed for purposes of Section 18 of the  Securities Act of 1934, nor shall it be
deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933,
except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.



      Pursuant to the  requirements of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: August 18, 2003                 GENTEX CORPORATION


                                       By: /s/ Enoch Jen
                                           Enoch Jen
                                           Vice President - Finance and
                                           Chief Financial Officer


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

99.1  Press  Release  Dated August 18, 2003,  with respect to  declaration  of a
      $0.15 per share quarterly cash dividend to be paid October 17, 2003.