EaglePicher Grand Opening of New Lithium Ion Center of Excellence
Joplin, MO. ((October 21, 2016)Today federal, state and local officials joined EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, and their honored guests for the grand opening of the company’s new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence.
The 100,000-plus square-foot facility was built adjacent to our current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher cell and battery portfolio. This new state-of-the-art facility will provide large-scale production of Lithium Ion batteries for mission critical applications. The new facility will support our growing applications for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.
“This new facility brings forth a high-output manufacturing opportunity, allowing us to provide more power to critical areas where reliability is key,” said Gordon Walker, President of EaglePicher Technologies. “We are looking forward to continuing our growth and believe this facility will perpetuate that.”
As a leading specialty battery manufacturer with a renowned legacy of supplying batteries for mission critical applications, EaglePicher is poised to significantly increase its manufacturing of Lithium Ion materials and products. The Lithium Ion Center of Excellence will provide a reliable, high-volume supply of critical items identified as essential for national defense, alleviating concerns regarding market volatility and uncertainty within the current international market.
“EaglePicher is excited by this expansion because it brings innovative solutions to the market and growth opportunities to the company and the community,” said Ron Nowlin, VP & General Manager of Aerospace Systems. “This facility will significantly increase our product portfolio and volume production capability for Lithium Ion batteries.”
About EaglePicher Technologies, LLC
EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, a VECTRA company, has been a leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for more than one hundred years, currently serving the defense, aerospace, and medical industries. The company provides unmatched experience and capability in battery electrochemistry. EaglePicher also provides custom battery assemblies, battery management systems, pyrotechnic devices and custom power solutions. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., and is ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C certified. For more information, visit www.eaglepicher.com
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