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East Penn Honored with the Cevallos Award by the Pennsylvania Institute for Children's Environmental Health

August 3, 2009

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. was honored with the 2009 Cevallos Award for its exceptional commitment to the environmental health of the community and especially the children whom reside in it. 

Recipients of the Cevallos Award must display a personal, public, and financial commitment to advancing children’s environmental health issues and have proven themselves as an advocate for this cause.

East Penn’s long-standing history of environmental protection and dedication to sustainability practices have led to achievements such as, a significant reduction in air emissions even with a substantial increase in production, a zero discharge wastewater treatment process, a patented system for the reclamation/reuse of sulfuric acid, third party certification to ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System standards, Battery Recycling Center/Metals Division’s STAR status in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program, and the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. These accomplishments, along with the company’s support to the Institute, the community, and specifically the commitment to
children’s environmental health, were all factors in the Institutes selection and recognition of East Penn for the 2009 Cevallos Award.

The Cevallos Award is named after Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University, for his commitment to children’s environmental health issues. The award is not an annual award, but only bestowed upon those that the board of directors of the Institute would like to recognize for their exceptional accomplishments in making clear improvements in advancing the health of children by protecting them from environmental harms.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, telecommunications, marine, commercial, industrial, and stationary markets. The company’s quality and environmental 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 our web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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Robert Flicker, East Penn Executive VP and COO; Craig Hafer, PICEH; Troy Greiss, East Penn Director Environmental Health & Safety, and Javier Cevallos, President of Kutztown University, are featured with the Cevallos award for East Penn’s commitment to the environment.

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