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EaglePicher Technologies Opens Lithium Ion Center of Excellence In Joplin, Missouri

10/21/2016
EaglePicher Technologies,  a VECTRA company and leading producer of batteries and energetic devices, opened its 100,000-plus squar­­­­­­­­­­­­e-foot Lithium Ion Center of Excellence adjacent to its current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri.

According to company officials “this new state-of-the-art facility brings large-scale production of Lithium Ion batteries for applications of national importance. The new facility supports the firm’s growing applications for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries and will expand EaglePicher’s cell and battery portfolio..

"This new facility gives EaglePicher a high-output manufacturing capability, enabling us to provide safe and reliable lithium-ion power in critical areas where reliability is key," said Gordon Walker, President of EaglePicher Technologies.  "We are continuing to invest in growth opportunities and believe this facility will be very significant in the future growth of EaglePicher.".

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, officials said. The Lithium Ion Center of Excellence provides 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 and General Manager of Aerospace Systems. "This facility will significantly increase our product portfolio and volume production capability for Lithium Ion batteries.".

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