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East Penn Receives Freightliner's Masters of Quality Supplier Award

August 20, 2001

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. proudly accepted the Masters of Quality Supplier award given by Freightliner Corporation of Portland, OR, in March, 2001. As a third year recipient of this award, East Penn completed the required standards and qualifications set by Freightliner. Those standards include satisfying performance audits conducted by seven critical Freightliner work groups at every step of the Freightliner supply chain and achieving high marks from corporate purchasing agents in Freightliner's supplier evaluation review process each fall. East Penn Manufacturing is extremely proud to be one of only 29 recipients chosen from the 500 suppliers considered for this award.

East Penn manufactures the flooded starting, dual purpose and deep cycle gel battery for Freightliner. As well as supplying the original equipment batteries for the trucks in St. Thomas, Ontario; Portland, OR; Cleveland, NC; Mt. Holly, NC; and Gaffney, SC, East Penn supplies batteries for Freightliner Sterling, and Western Solar aftermarket dealers throughout North America.

East Penn has been a Freightliner Certified Supplier for four years and received the Masters of Quality Supplier award in 1997 and 1999.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and battery accessory products for the automotive, commercial, industrial, stationary and specialty battery markets, located in Lyon Station, PA. The company's quality systems for its entire 490+ acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001 standards.

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