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Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award Winner Announced

Posted By BCI Headquarters, Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Hammond Group, Inc. Presented with
Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award

For Immediate Release                                                         Contact: Claire Sereiko
May 2, 2016                                                                           Associate Director of Marketing
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                                                                                              CSereiko@batterycouncil.org

SAN ANTONIO - Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI) has been awarded the inaugural Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award for its advances in lead (PbA) battery chemistry. The Award honors industry thought leader, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz,former CEO of East Penn Manufacturing Co. and celebrates innovation in equipment, processes, services, and products that advance the lead battery industry.

Hammond investigated the PbA battery principle failure mode in HRPSoC applications through a materials interaction study, testing traditional and advanced expander materials. Exploiting insights on material selection, material interaction, and duty-specific formulations, Hammond's work culminated in its K2 family of negative plate expanders, available for a wide range of HRPSoC applications.

"Battery Council International is pleased to have received 18 submissions for the Award," said Mark O. Thorsby, Executive Vice President of Battery Council International. "The lead battery industry is not one typically known for its innovation and to have received so many innovative submissions is a true testament to our industry."

Black Diamond Structures and Advanced Battery Concepts received honorable mentions for their submissions.

If you are interested in watching the submissions in full, please visit the Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz Innovation Award submissions page

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About Battery Council International

Battery Council International is the North American trade association representing the lead based battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies - a total of approximately 250 companies and 35,000 employees. For more information on the association, visit http://batterycouncil.org/.

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