U.S. Battery Reorganizes Its Corporate Structure To Handle Growth In Sales, Manufacturing, And Operations Capabilities

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has reorganized the corporate leadership structure within the company’s sales and operations in Corona, California, Augusta, Georgia, and Evans, Georgia plants.

The company’s President and CEO, Terry Agrelius announced that Don Wallace has been named Chief Operating Officer, with Michael Coad promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Zack Cox promoted to Vice President of Operations.

“The restructuring of our corporate leadership team has been designed to assist U.S. Battery in reaching its global growth initiatives as well as our long-term commitment to both our customers and our employees,” says Terry Agrelius, President & CEO U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “These individuals have the experience and foresight to take U.S. Battery well into the future while maintaining the exceptional core values that have stood strong since the company’s inception more than 90 years ago.” 

The leadership re-organization also included changes within the company’s three U.S. based manufacturing plants to include the promotion of David Mason as Vice President of Manufacturing at the Corona, California plant, Ryan Doss as the Vice President of Manufacturing at the Augusta, Georgia plant, and Thomas Hendrickson as Vice President of Manufacturing at the Evans, Georgia plant.U.S. Battery Manufacturing is a leader in deep-cycle batteries earning a global reputation as the most respected battery manufacturer for a variety of industries, as well as a leader in environmental management efforts in the battery industry, earning an ISO 14001 certification. For more information on U.S. Battery and its products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.

Getting The Most Out of U.S. Battery’s Mobile App

U.S. Battery introduced its mobile app earlier this year.  This powerful tool allows users to access exclusive U.S. Battery content from their Apple or Android device. Here are a few ways that the app can be useful to you.

Battery Application Guide

When it comes time to replace one or more of your deep cycle batteries, selecting the right one for your application can be confusing. Battery powered vehicles and equipment often operate under different voltages and run-times, which makes selecting the right deep-cycle battery particularly important.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing created its mobile app to help you make the correct battery selection. The included Battery Application Guide makes it easy to find and select the right battery for a variety of applications including golf carts, floor machines, aerial work platforms, and more. By selecting your machine’s manufacturer and model, you can determine the batteries best suited to ensure your machine’s optimal performance.

Access to Product Spec. Sheets

From the app, you are able to easily access the most up-to-date spec. sheets and product information for all of U.S. Battery’s Flooded Lead Acid and AGM batteries.

 User-Specific Notifications

Learn about new products you might be interested in as soon as they are announced. Users can create a login and get notifications on new products, events, articles, and videos that are customized to their particular interests.

The U.S. Battery app is free and is available for download from iTunes and Google Play.

U.S. Battery Receives 2018 Corporate Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Manufacturer in Deep Cycle Batteries – USA

Corporate Vision Magazine selected U.S. Battery Manufacturing as the recipient of its 2018 Corporate Excellence Award: Most Outstanding Manufacturer in Deep Cycle Batteries – USA.  Since 1926 U.S. Battery Manufacturing has been providing its global customers with the highest quality, longest lasting batteries available on the market.

Corporate Vision Magazine awards are presented to outstanding companies that reflect exemplary corporate values and initiatives. These awards are decided by votes that are gathered by Corporate Vision Magazine’s network of industry partners, insiders, and corporate specialists, as part of the publication’s efforts to spotlight the most deserving companies and individuals from the business world.

“Within the industry, and specifically our niche markets, we have the most knowledgeable team of experts working with customers every day,” says Michael Wallace, Creative Manager at U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “We don’t just sell batteries, we are there to support our customers wherever they are, and no matter what situations they are dealing with. This is a commitment that runs from the top management team all the way through the company.”

U.S. Battery is committed to producing products that continue to be one of the most cost-effective methods of providing and storing power, as well as being environmentally responsible. “The battery industry has been working aggressively to advance the ‘green’ nature of this chemistry. With a recycling rate of 99-percent, U.S. Battery feels that it now offers the most environmentally conscious method of energy storage available on the market,” says Wallace.

U.S. Battery continues to push the boundaries of battery power and in the process is being recognized as the most respected deep-cycle battery manufacturer in the industry, focused on providing value and maintaining a position as a leader in cost-effective “green” energy storage. 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.

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 Manufacturing Earns ISO 14001:2015 Certification

U.S. Battery Manufacturing’s Corona, California facility has earned the ISO 14001:2015 certification requiring companies to establish high environmental management standards. The certification showcases U.S. Battery Manufacturing’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact, by reducing harmful effects on the environment and providing evidence of continual improvement where optimal Environmental Management is concerned.

“Our team at U.S. Battery’s California plant has worked diligently towards focusing efforts on improving the company’s awareness regarding our environmental responsibility both today and into the future,” said U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Don Wallace. “Having an Environmental Management System in place will help us stay ahead of changing state requirements and maintain our long-term commitment towards being an environmentally conscious company. Our thanks to Jerry Bailey, Zack Cox, Frank Patton, David Mason, Terry Campbell and the rest of the Corona team involved in obtaining this certification.”

ISO 14001 is a series of standards that provide a guideline for organizations that want to systematize and improve their environmental management efforts. In addition, ISO 14001 certification helps companies like U.S. Battery Manufacturing improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and earn greater trust with customers and industries looking for companies that share a similar concern for the environment. For more information on U.S. Battery’s products, visit www.usbattery.com.

 

New App From U.S. Battery Provides Product And Specific Vehicle Application Information At Your Fingertips

U.S. Battery launches its new mobile app. The new app makes finding the right battery for a variety of vehicles and applications, from golf cars to floor machines, easy.

U. S. Battery’s new app is available on any iOS and Android phone or tablet, and instantly provides users with helpful information about the full range of U.S. Battery’s products.  Users can also utilize the included Battery Application Guide to find the best U.S. Battery products for their equipment. “The U.S. Battery app will be an exceptional sales tool,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales and Marketing. “It allows our dealers to quickly look up their customers’ equipment and select the right battery for their vehicle’s optimum performance and reliability.”

Customers can also download battery specification sheets, follow U.S. Battery on social media, and watch informative videos from their phone or tablets. The Frequently Asked Questions section, of the app, contains useful maintenance tips to help customers extend battery life, and subscribers will be notified of new product releases and product changes when they occur.

The U.S. Battery app is free and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, or directly from the U.S. Battery website. For more information on U.S. Battery’s line of AGM and Flooded Lead-Acid batteries, visit the website at www.usbattery.com.

One Of The Largest Battery Distributors In Japan, NISCO Corporation, Upgrades Brands To Become One Of U.S. Battery’s Authorized Top-Level Distributors

The NISCO Corporation announced it is now U.S. Battery Manufacturing’s Authorized Top-Level Distributors covering the country of Japan. Based in Tokyo, NISCO is one of the country’s largest battery suppliers providing reliable power to a wide range of industries including, aerial platforms, electric vehicles, renewable energy, marine, emergency power and more. According to Mr. Chikayuki Hayakawa, President of NISCO, the company is “organic” changing continuously to respond to market changes and customer input.

After a 15-year contract with a competitive battery brand, NISCO decided to upgrade its imported deep-cycle battery line completely to U.S. Battery products, in order to provide a greater level of performance and reliability for NISCO’s customers. “In the Japanese society, electricity will be further utilized in the future, and batteries will play a more important role. This is why we want to supply products that are useful for our customer’s electric needs and provide them at a fair price,” says Hayakawa.

NISCO will distribute a wide range of U.S. Battery products including Flooded Lead-Acid and AGM batteries that are used in a variety of industries in Japan and global markets. “We’re very happy to be working with NISCO and have them as the Authorized Top-Level Distributor for Japan,” said Brad Dwan, U.S. Battery’s Director of Sales for Asia, Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. “NISCO is very dedicated to providing its customers with the highest-quality products, and for them to upgrade their deep-cycle product line to using only U.S. Battery products, proves they listen to their surrounding markets and customer base.”

U.S. Battery products with XC2 formulation, consistently provide the highest initial capacity, fastest cycle-up time to full-rated capacity, improved recharge-ability, and the highest total energy delivered than any battery in their class.

For more information on U.S. Battery’s line of AGM and Flooded Lead-Acid batteries, visit the website at www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Launches New Dealer Locator Page Designed To Drive Traffic And Increase Online Branding For The Company’s Top Dealers

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is adding branding power for its dealers by implementing a new Dealer Locator system within the www.usbattery.com website. The new Dealer Locator page is faster, easier to use, and designed to drive potential customers to a Dealer Branded “mini-site” where additional images, current marketing promotions, featured U.S. Battery products, and direct contact information to expedite sales are all available. “Our new dealer branded mini-sites are a free service we’re offering our top dealers and will give them extra marketing power, placing their business at the forefront of localized online searches,” says Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager. “It’s designed to provide potential customers with information on U.S. Battery Products, and generate leads to drive-up sales from a simple-to-use mobile optimized location.” The program is initially being rolled out in the United States and Canada, with expansion to U.S. Battery’s global network of distributors in the coming months.

U.S. Battery’s new Dealer Locator and branded Dealer Sites, also allow customers to peruse through products by application, and quickly find and view specifications and sizes for U.S. Battery products. The Dealer Sites are maintained by U.S. Battery, to ensure customers have access to the most up-to-date product information.  Dealers are also able to personalize their site’s pages by adding more information about their company, including images of managers and staff, customer testimonials, and much more.

For more information on U.S. Battery’s new Dealer Locator, contact U.S. Battery at (800) 695-0945, or visit them online at www.usbattery.com.

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 Manufacturing Switches To New Look With A Red Case And Cover

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is changing the appearance of its flooded lead-acid line of deep-cycle batteries to a bright red case and cover. The decision to move to an all red battery will eliminate the various colored cases and covers seen on several U.S. Battery models. This change will further help to streamline their wide-ranging product line into one recognizable brand.

“The change to the new red case and cover is only aesthetic,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP Sales and Marketing. “Current model configurations, internal structures, initial capacity advantages, and cycle-up to full capacity ratings are unchanged, and remain the highest in the industry.”

U.S. Battery dealers and distributors will see the new red/red batteries as a rolling change as the previous color options are slowly phased out. Initially, the case/cover color change will only affect these U.S. Battery models: US250 XC2, US250HC XC2, US305 XC2, US305HC XC2, USL16 XC2, US L16HC XC2, US185 XC2, US185HC XC2, US24DC XC2, US27DC XC2, and US31DC XC2.

U.S. Battery products are manufactured and assembled by hand in the U.S.A. The company’s exclusive XC2 formulation ensures the highest initial capacity, fastest cycle-up time to full-rated capacity, improved recharge-ability, and the highest total energy delivered compared to any battery in their class. For more information on sizes, ratings, and applications for a variety of electric powered vehicles and markets, visit www.usbattery.com.