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East Penn Manufacturing Expands Temple, Texas, Production Center

A manufacturer of high quality lead batteries and accessories, East Penn Manufacturing Co. will be expanding its presence in Temple, Texas. The company will grow its finishing distribution center operations.

The company’s expansion will include the construction of a new facility, more than $106 million in capital investment and the creation of 266 new jobs.

“It is tremendous to see the collaboration between East Penn, Governor Greg Abbott, the Economic Development and Tourism Division, the Temple Economic Development Corporation, and all other parties involved. This will be a significant investment for East Penn and we are pleased that it will be in a community and State where we feel we can flourish and grow. We look forward to continuing this positive relationship for years to come,” said Chris Pruitt, CEO & President of East Penn.

As an incentive, Texas Enterprise Fund grant offer of $1,356,600 has been extended to East Penn Manufacturing Co.

“We are excited about East Penn’s expressed intention to invest in our 305-acre, shovel ready industrial park. These jobs are of the highest quality and are indicative of the kind of facilities that are successful here in Temple, Texas. We look forward to working with East Penn in an effort to finalize the documentation needed to move forward with construction of their state-of the-art facility,” said Adrian Cannady, President & CEO of the Temple Economic Development Corporation.

“Made in Texas is a powerful label, and East Penn Manufacturing Co. has established a reputation for delivering on high standards of quality to ensure consumers receive products they can count on,” said Governor Greg Abbott. “As they expand operations, I thank East Penn for all they have brought to the city of Temple and to the state of Texas, and I look forward to their continued success.”

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