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As a BCI member, you are able to assist in writing industry standards and will receive timely industry information and updates.
Battery Replacement Data Book: Regarded as the standard-setting publication for the industry, the Data Book contains information and listings of group numbers and specifications for batteries used in domestic and foreign automobiles, trucks and more. The Data Book is updated and revised annually.
Source BCI: An electronic catalog version of the Battery Replacement Data Book, Source BCI contains everything in the printed version, plus battery data from industrial road and miscellaneous equipment, power scrubbers and aerial lifts. Source BCI is updated and revised quarterly.
The Battery Labeling Manual: This manual of recommended practices provides information on hazard warnings and other markings for lead batteries and packaging, as well as labeling and testing requirements for acid packs, for use in the U.S. and its major trading partners. The labeling recommendations reflect major nationally and internationally adopted laws and standards governing health, safety, and the environment, as of February 2017. This manual is available digitally.
The Battery Technical Manual: This reference book is prepared for users of automotive industrial-type lead batteries with specific references to laboratory analyses and test methods for evaluation of battery performance, major component parts and raw materials used in their construction. This manual is available digitally.
The Storage Battery Service Manual: This publication focuses on battery theory, including construction, testing methods, proper maintenance, installation and problem handling. The information is compiled by engineers of the BCI Technical Committee. The 14th edition is available digitally.
The Energy Beacon: A quarterly, members only electronic newsletter, The Energy Beacon keeps members abreast of happenings within the organization and the industry.
Wiley Rein Regulatory and Legislative Update: This monthly newsletter is compiled by David Weinberg and his team at Wiley Rein, LLP and delivered to members by email. Each issue seeks to keep members up to date and informed on the current regulatory and legislative issues of the lead battery industry. Past issues are also available in the For Members section of the BCI website.
BCI undertakes initiatives to advocate for issues of interest industry-wide. They actively educate state and federal officials about the battery manufacturing and recycling industries in an effort to enact uniform battery recycling requirements. BCI also provides strong technical assistance to states when implementing battery recycling programs.
BCI publishes an annual battery recycling rate study that documents the industry’s progress in increasing the overall battery recycling rate. In addition, BCI helps create the most current statistical industry reports including the Failure Mode Report and Shipment Report, which are exclusive to BCI members.
Make Connections at BCI’s Annual Convention
The Annual Convention offers members the opportunity to exchange ideas and views with industry members from around the world. The Convention gives members a better insight to the workings of BCI and its numerous committees. The Annual Convention focuses on relevant issues relating to the industry in both North America and worldwide.
Be Affiliated. Be Informed.
BCI is a member association of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest and most respected manufacturing organization in the United States. As an association member of NAM, BCI members have access to many of NAM’s programs and services including Virtual University, a data bank of 500 courses and training programs on running a business.
BCI has formed a global strategic alliance with the International Lead Association (ILA), EUROBAT and the Association of Battery Recyclers (ABR) and are working together to promote the benefits of lead batteries. BCI also maintains affiliations with the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO) and the Portable Recharge Battery Association (PRBA).