U.S. Battery Manufacturing Sponsors Homeowners Of Punta Chivato, Baja Mexico In Their Annual Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament

The community of Punta Chivato in Baja California, Mexico is an area where most of the homes utilize solar power, many using U.S. Battery RE deep-cycle batteries for energy storage. Over the years, the homeowners have organized into a non-profit association that raises money for the local schools, as well as many other charitable organizations, with an annual fishing tournament that is now in its 23rd year. “Our first Dorado Fishing Tournament was in 1996,” said Bill Knerr, one of the event organizers. “We take donations and contributions from sponsors like U.S. Battery Manufacturing and at the end of our fiscal year (April), we either write checks or set up lines of credit at merchant’s stores, whichever is appropriate for a particular charity. U.S. Battery has been in our community for many years and their products continue to be a reliable source for energy storage.”

The 23rd Dorado Fishing Tournament takes place June 21st through the 23rd and offers cash prizes up to $1000 for the largest Dorado caught. “U.S. Battery is happy to continue supporting the homeowners in Punta Chivato not only because of their use of our products but also for their work supporting area schools and other local charities,” says Michael Coad, VP Sales & Marketing at U.S. Battery Manufacturing.

More information on the 23rd Dorado Fishing Tournament can be found here. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s RE-Series deep-cycle batteries designed for energy storage is available on the U.S. Battery website at www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Collects For Needy Children As Part Of Operation Christmas Child

U.S. Battery Manufacturing collected 250 shoe boxes filled with toys, toiletries, and other items, as part of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a Christian outreach program run by the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. U.S. Battery has continued to help this Christian organization collect the Christmas boxes, which are distributed to pastors and community leaders in more than 100 countries, and then given to children living in remote areas.

“For the past three years, U.S. Battery employees have filled these boxes for the needy,” said Ron Anderson, Executive VP at U.S. Battery. “Every year, the count has grown and we’re very happy that the U.S. Battery Manufacturing team of employees and their families have chosen to continue supporting this worthwhile cause.”

According to the OCC, the Christmas boxes often taken by boat, walked through jungles, or even travel via camel-back to their remote destinations. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. For more information on Samaritan’s Purse, or to make a donation, visit the website at www.samaritanspurse.org. For additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Donates Deep-Cycle Batteries To Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California

To help the Travel Town Museum’s efforts in restoring and interpretation of historic railroad equipment to youth, U.S. Battery donated four 8-volt deep-cycle batteries for the organization’s restoration of a 1941 ElecrtoMotive diesel engine.

U.S. Battery’s Western Regional Sales Manager Dan Grigsby, presented a certificate for the donation to the museum’s Executive Director Nancy Gneir on October 14th, during the museum’s Depo Day where the public was able to view and tour restored trains and participate in a variety of activities that supported the museum.

The U.S. Battery products will be a part of the ElectroMotive diesel’s restoration which the museum calls “Charley Atkins 1” in honor of the museum’s founder. U.S. Battery has previously donated batteries to the museum which went into the restoration of the 1929 Pullman M.177 Gas-Electric motorcar.

The Travel Town Museum is a non-profit organization that is in partnership with the City Of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation & Parks. Its mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the Southwest Region of the United States. More information on the Travel Town Museum can be found on its website at www.traveltown.org. For more information on U.S. Battery and its products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

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Charley Atkins 1 1941 ElectroMotive diesel.

U.S. Battery Helps The Boy Scouts of America Pony Express Council’s Spring Blast

The Pony Express Council of the Boy Scouts of America hosted its 8th Annual Spring Blast charity event. U.S. Battery was one of several sponsors who joined in the event and helped with its support that allows youth to participate in the quality character-education of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Spring Bash is a clay shooting event was held at the Geiger Shooting Range in St. Joseph, MO, where teams of four are challenged to shoot as many clays as possible to earn the highest total score. Individual teams and those made up of the Bash’s sponsors participated in several shooting events such as the 100 target team event, 5-stand, and others. For more information on the Spring Bash and the Pony Express Council, visit. www.ponyexpressbsa.org.

For additional information on U.S. Battery Manufacturing products that are made in the U.S.A., visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing A Sponsor For The 2018 Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament In Baja Mexico

U.S. Battery Manufacturing continues to be one of several annual sponsors of the Bulls Only Dorado Fishing Tournament held in Punta Chivato, Baja California, Mexico. “Residents of this small fishing town of Punta Chivato are mostly U.S. citizens who have vacation homes that successfully use solar and wind power, and store energy using U.S. Battery RE-Series products,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/ Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “The proceeds from the annual tournament support local schools, retirement homes, and charities, so we’re happy to continue to help the tournament with our support.”

usb_re_all3_med_xc2logo-webThis tournament hosted its 21st annual gathering of sports fishermen who go out and try to hook the largest Dorado (Mahi-mahi). This year, the winning fish was 38-pounds, caught by Mike Bower, according to BD Outdoors.com’s fishing report. The annual tournament took place June 23rd to the 25th and offered up to $1,000 for the largest fish, along with $500 and $250 in prize money for second and third place anglers. The event also offers participants numerous raffle prizes, including certificates for U.S Battery’s RE L16 XC2 deep-cycle batteries that many of the townspeople use to store energy from their solar and wind systems.

 For additional information on U.S. Battery RE-Series Deep-Cycle Batteries, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery A Sponsor Of The 18th Annual W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation Golf Event Benefitting Local Youth

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was a proud sponsor of the 18th annual W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, charity golf event held in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This annual golf event benefits the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, where funds go to help young adults in the community.

U.S. Battery sponsored two golf cars that were outfitted to provide beverages for those who participated by playing golf throughout the day. “We’ve supported the event in the past and commend the effort in providing education and additional programs for the youth in this community,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “We participated this year with Steve Collins and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery, and Dave Heip from Flambeau Products.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation, which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.

(Pictured above from left to right: Steve Collins and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery, Mike Coad Director of Sales U.S. Battery, and Dave Heip from Flambeau Products.)

U.S. Battery And Energy Products Team Up To Help Keep A Michigan Based VFW Auxiliary Post Spotless

U.S. Battery teamed up with its distributor Energy Products, to donate two US 31DC XC2 deep-cycle batteries to the Veterans of Foreign War Auxiliary Post #1136 in Wyandotte, Michigan. The 1,300 square-foot hall at the VFW is a chore to keep clean after every event, so Senior Vice Commander Orville Beachamp purchased a refurbished battery-powered floor scrubber. He quickly found out, however, that the batteries wouldn’t hold a new charge. “When we bought the floor scrubber, it had a two-year warranty and a set of batteries,” said Commander Beachamp. “We didn’t know the condition of the batteries or how well they’ve been maintained. After some investigation, we found that the cells were damaged.”

US31DC XC2 deep-cycle battery Commander Beachamp contacted U.S. Battery and working with its local distributor Energy Products, they decided to donate two US31DC XC2 12-volt batteries for the VFW’s floor scrubber. “We’re happy to help get their floor scrubber back into action and provide them with the resources they need to keep the VFW spotless for weddings and other community events,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales and Marketing.  “The VFW does so much for veterans in the area, and the hall is used by the community, making it a place where many memories are made for families and friends.”

The batteries were delivered to Commander Beachamp by Bob Bowman at Energy Products. “Energy Products was very excited and eager to help the veterans that have served in the armed forces for our country,” said Matt Cybulski, Energy Products SLI Sales Manager. “It is always a pleasure to be a part of something so great, and working with U.S. Battery is always an outstanding experience.”

U.S. Battery’s US31DC XC2 deep-cycle battery is a 12-volt, BCI Group Size of 31, deep-cycle battery that features a 20-rate at 130 amps. The battery is a good choice for electric utility vehicles such as floor scrubbers, because they are engineered and proven to provide the fastest cycle-up to full rated capacity, and have the highest total energy delivered over the life of the battery. For more information on U.S. Battery Products, visit www.usbattery.com.

Photo: Bob Bowman of Energy Products delivers U.S. Battery products to Commander Orville Beachamp.

 

U.S. Battery Collects 204 Christmas Boxes For Needy Children As Part Of Operation Christmas Child

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is part of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a program run by the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief Organization. The Christian organization collects shoe boxes filled with various items such as toys, toothbrushes, soap, and books for children and sends them to pastors and community leaders in more than 100 countries. From there the boxes are distributed to children as part of a Christian outreach program.

“This is U.S. Battery’s second year participating in the program where boxes are filled according to the guidelines of the OCC,” said Ron Anderson, Executive VP at U.S. Battery. “These Christmas boxes reach children in remote areas where they are often taken by boat, walked through jungles, or even travel via camel-back to their remote destinations.”

U.S. Battery Manufacturing employees and their families participated in creating 204 Christmas Boxes that were sent to a local OCC facility for shipment overseas. Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970. For more information on Samaritan’s Purse, visit www.samaritanspurse.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

Photo: U.S. Battery employees Sebastian Gonzales and Alex Jauregui prepare gift boxes for company workers and their families to fill for Operation Christmas Child.

 

U.S. Battery Provides Sponsorship For The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation

U.S. Battery Was A Sponsor For A Wisconsin Golf Event, Benefiting A Local Boys & Girls Club

U.S. Battery Manufacturing was one of the sponsors of the 17th annual charity golf event that was put on by the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The funds raised at this annual golf event benefitted the Boys’ & Girls Club of Baraboo, to enable young adults to reach their full potential as adults in the community.

The charity event took place Monday, June 5th at the Baraboo Country Club, where a U.S. Battery sponsored golf car provided beverages to those who participated in the golf outing throughout the day. “We’re happy to support a cause towards educating and supporting youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club,” said Mike Coad, U.S. Battery Director of Sales. “U.S. Battery, along with our area distributor Northern Battery, became aware of this charity event and offered to participate. Both myself and Kyle Donskey from Northern Battery attended the event and were amazed at a number of people that came out to support their cause.”

The W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation is a private foundation which receives annual charitable contributions from the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd., which include Columbia ParCar, Duncan Toys Co., Flambeau Inc. and several others. The Nordic Group provides charitable contributions to the Foundation, which in turn, make constructive contributions to local communities in which the Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. has operations.

For more information on the W.R. & Floy A. Sauey Family Foundation, visit their website at http://www.saueyfamily.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery’s products for golf car, electric vehicle, maintenance machines, solar power, access lift, and many other industries worldwide, visit www.usbattery.com.

Donating Batteries To The Travel Town Museum Foundation in Los Angeles, Ca, Helps Preserve A Piece Of Railroading History

In an effort to help preserve a small piece of railroading history, U.S. Battery donated a set of its 15-4-1 XC2, 8-volt deep-cycle batteries to the Travel Town Foundation in Los Angeles, California, who are in the process of restoring a 1929 M.177 Motorcar.

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“The restoration of the M.122 has been on-going since the mid-1980’s,” said Nancy Gneier, Executive Director at the Travel Town Museum Foundation. “Donations like this, however, help us with the continuous process of restoring vehicles that showcase the history of transportation in our country, as well as give high-school students a venue to volunteer and earn community service hours. Programs like ours actually help kids to be responsible and learn how to communicate better, which will help them later in life.”

One of the student volunteers, Will Cosso, started working at the Travel Town Foundation at age 14. Cosso turned 18 and became an Eagle Scout, and was proud to be one of the only volunteers allowed to work on the M.177 project. According to Gneier, additional funds generated from donations, allowed them to build a new gift shop, which has more room for the operation to grow. “We’re turning the current gift shop into our volunteer center,” said Gneier. “This will help us with volunteer meetings and help us expand.

The 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit perfectly in the two original battery compartments of the M.177 Motorcar and once connected, will help bring it back to life. “We fully support the Travel Town Foundation in their efforts to help kids and preserve a piece of railroad history,” said Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales, and Marketing.  “If this small donation will help the foundation keep serving the community and helping kids, then we’re proud to be a part of it.”

According to Reese, the engine has a generator and agitator, (used to start the motor). The generator will recharge the batteries and allow the electrical system on the Motorcar to become fully operational. While the M.177 still has a way to go before it’s fully restored, the Travel Town Foundation continues to be dedicated to preserving these vehicles, while providing life lessons to youth in the process.

The Travel Town Foundation and Museum is located alongside the Los Angeles Zoo, and Griffith Park, in Los Angeles, California. The Museum is open daily and offers miniature train rides for children, areas for parties and events, and docent tours given by student volunteers. For more information on the Travel Town Foundation, visit www.traveltown.org. Additional information on U.S. Battery products, visit www.usbattery.com.

 

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177's original battery compartment.

The U.S. Battery 15-4-1 XC2 batteries fit nicely into the M.177’s original battery compartment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

Project manager Bryan Reese with the original Winton gasoline engine in the M.177.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

The Travel Town Foundation is currently restoring several trains which also provides a way for students to earn volunteer service towards college.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.

Project manager Bryan Reese with one of the student volunteers Will Cosso.