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East Penn Receives Grant from the DOE

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. received a grant from the Federal Government Department of Energy for the exploration of advanced lead-acid batteries in renewable energy applications. The appropriation from the Federal Government stems from a DOE initiative to ensure more dependable power comes from domestic sources.

The grant, totaling $351,104, was presented by Congressman Holden and Congressman Dent to East Penn on Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

“There are many exciting opportunities available with advanced lead-acid battery power, especially for renewable energy such as wind and solar powered applications, stated Kevin Smith, Technical Director. “These funds will help support new types of equipment and research for the manufacture, development, and application of advanced lead-acid battery technology.”

East Penn’s commitment to lead-acid and other advancements in new battery technology has availed the company unique opportunities in new markets. The company remains on the forefront of exploring the many possibilities of advanced lead-acid battery technology in renewable energy applications.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, telecommunications, UPS, commercial, marine, and motive power markets.  The company's quality systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit the company's web site at www.dekabatteries.com

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