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Doe Run Donates $10,000 to Mineral Area College to Support Future Job Training and Workforce

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The donation from The Doe Run Company to Mineral Area College will benefit the Annual Fund to assist with the Enhancement Grant, which supports Career and Technical Education programs. Read more here.

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Doe Run Executive Discusses Challenges and Opportunities Facing North America's Lead Industry

Posted By Administration, Monday, March 16, 2015
Jose Hansen, vice president – sales and marketing at The Doe Run Company (Doe Run), spoke on the transitioning North American lead industry at the 7th World Lead Conference in Milan, Italy. As one of the featured speakers during the international conference, Hansen highlighted some of the key challenges and opportunities that impact the industry. Read more here.

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Bitrode Announces 300% Improved Rise Time on Its Family Pack of Testers

Posted By Administration, Thursday, March 12, 2015

In response to evolving needs of the electric vehicle and energy storage industry, Bitrode announced a significant improvement in the rise time of their FTF line of pack testing equipment. Read more here. 

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Why Your Laptop Battery Won't Kill You

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 10, 2015
According to an article posted by the Associated Press, major U.S. airlines are no longer going to ship powerful lithium-ion batteries, but what does that mean for you? Read more here. 

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Hero MotoCorp is Developing an Electric Motorcycle for City Commute, Powered By a 48V Lead-Acid Battery

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 6, 2015
According to reports, Hero MotoCorp is working on developing an electric motorcycle for the Indian two-wheeler market. The electric motorcycle is currently in its prototype stage and is most likely to make its public debut at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. Read more here. 

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Global Lead-Acid Battery Market Boost Demand Through 2020

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the "Global Lead-Acid Battery Market Opportunity & Assessment, 2014-2020" report to their offering. Read more about the report here

 

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East Penn Promotes Lawrence Miksiewicz to Sr. VP and Other Key Management in its Manufacturing Divisions

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 26, 2015
Updated: Monday, January 26, 2015

East Penn Manufacturing Co. recently announced the promotion of Lawrence (Larry) Miksiewicz to the Sr. VP of Manufacturing & Purchasing. He will be reporting directly to Robert Flicker, Chief Operating Officer.

In his new position, Mr. Miksiewicz will oversee each of the company’s manufacturing divisions including Automotive, Industrial (Reserve Power & Motive Power), and Diversified (Wire, Cable, Accessories, and Injection Molding). Mr. Miksiewicz’s oversight also includes East Penn International (a division that serves the Asia-Pacific market) and the many Purchasing departments that support the company’s manufacturing divisions. The company has also promoted other key management positions within its manufacturing organizational structure.

Prior to this position, Mr. Miksiewicz held the title of VP of Manufacturing & Purchasing for the Industrial Division. His extensive experience within manufacturing management includes Director of the Industrial division, Plant Manager of East Penn’s Specialty plant (S1), and Plant Manager of its Automotive plant (A3). He joined East Penn in 1987 as a Project Engineer, and received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. He currently resides in New Tripoli with his wife, Jami, and has 3 children.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, marine, commercial, UPS, telecommunications, and industrial markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements. The company claims to have the largest, most modern single-site manufacturing facility in the world. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit our web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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Now Available: January Issue of The Energy Beacon

Posted By Nina Biagini, Monday, January 26, 2015
Updated: Monday, January 26, 2015

The January issue of The Energy Beacon is now available to our members. Learn more here and view the archives

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BCI Forms Partnership with CBIA

Posted By Claire Sereiko, Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Battery Council International (BCI) announces their partnership with the China Battery Industry Association (CBIA). BCI and CBIA will work together to carry out the mission of each association. Read more here.

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European automotive and automotive battery industries call for extension of the exemption of lead-based batteries from the EU ELV Directive

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 2, 2015
LONDON, UK 18 December 2014   
The EU must continue to allow the use of lead-based batteries in vehicles as they are essential for the needs of future generations of European cars, according to the automotive and automotive battery industries in Europe. Read more here.

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