U.S. Battery Manufacturing And Delta-Q Technologies Partner In Battery Compatibility Program

Corona, Calif.- U.S. Battery Manufacturing and Delta-Q Technologies have partnered together for a new program called “Charged by Delta-Q”. The program provides tools that showcase U.S. Battery products that are integrated with Delta-Q in a curated network of tested and compatible battery and charging solutions.

“Delta-Q’s battery compatibility program strengthens collaboration in the industry. It supports battery and BMS partners like U.S. Battery Manufacturing as they pursue new markets by giving them the opportunity to show their affiliation with Delta-Q’s global brand,” says Sarah MacKinnon, Delta-Q’s Co CEO and CFO.

The ‘Charged by Delta-Q’ program is intended to empower OEMs and help partners market their solutions on a broader scale. “Our affiliation with the ‘Charged by Delta-Q’ program helps our original equipment (OE) customers select U.S. Battery products that are compatible with Delta-Q charging solutions, as well as view tested charging algorithms with Delta-Q that can provide improved performance, longer battery life, and maximum runtime,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery COO.

 

About Delta-Q Technologies

Delta-Q Technologies is a manufacturer of battery chargers, that improve the performance of electric drive vehicles and industrial machines, and is a supplier of choice for Tier 1 OEMs.  Part of the Zapi Group of companies, Delta-Q is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with a global distribution to service industries such as electric golf cars, lift trucks, aerial work platforms, e-mobility, floor care machines, utility/recreational vehicles, and new markets, like outdoor power equipment.

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing Receives G.M.’s Platinum Recognition Award For Outstanding On-Time Shipping

General Motors recognized U.S. Battery Manufacturing with its 2020 Platinum On-Time Shipping Performance award. The Consumer Care and Aftersales Division of G.M. honors its supply chain manufacturers who exceed on-time shipping performance.

From its three manufacturing facilities located in Evans, Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, and Corona, California, U.S. Battery Manufacturing works diligently to ship its batteries to O.E. partners, dealers, and distributors worldwide. “We are honored to be recognized by G.M. and we are proud of all our employees who work hard to deliver this level of performance every day,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery COO. “We’re proud to receive this award from G.M. once again and are committed to delivering this same level of performance to all the companies and industries U.S. Battery works with.”

U.S. Battery Manufacturing is the leading supplier of deep cycle batteries to a variety of original equipment manufacturers worldwide in a wide range of industries. The company’s line of deep-cycle batteries are manufactured in the USA and are designed to reach higher initial rated capacity, and faster cycle up time to full-rated capacity, than other batteries in its class.

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Join U.S. Battery Manufacturing In Celebrating Earth Day

Join U.S. Battery Manufacturing in celebrating the 51st Earth Day. The company recognizes this day as a continued reminder of its commitment to producing environmentally responsible energy storage products. Within the battery power industry, the focus has been to develop a cost-effective means of power while also creating a sustainable source of energy. To date, this has been done on many fronts. The most successful has been the recycling rate of lead batteries. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continually recognizes lead batteries as the most recycled consumer product in the nation.  It is a product that delivers a sustainable energy source that powers a variety of industries such as aerial lifts and cranes, maintenance, golf car and electric vehicles, the RV and marine industries, as well as renewable energy power and backup power systems.

The recycling process means new life for old batteries. When a lead battery is recycled, virtually every part of it is broken down and reused. This process starts with the polypropylene outer case, which is broken down into small pellets to be reused for other plastic products. The lead components of the battery are melted down to make new batteries. The sulfuric acid in the battery’s electrolyte can be neutralized and purified into water or converted into sodium sulfate, a compound commonly used in laundry detergent, glass, and textiles.

With a continued push towards advancements in batteries, the future of the environment looks brighter. The investments made now into this technology will help keep the Earth safer for the future.  For more information on Earth Day or to find an Earth Day event near you, visit www.earthday.org.

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing Announces Management Changes In Its Sales And Marketing Departments

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has appointed Michael McCarthy as the company’s new Director of Administrative Sales. The position requires McCarthy to manage customer and contract pricing, RFQ negotiations, and House Account Sales. “I am thrilled to be a part of this company that continues to be very successful in niche markets that extend to the global markets,” said McCarthy. “My responsibilities are very diverse, but I’m looking forward to helping U.S. Battery customers grow within their markets.”

McCarthy has 25-years of experience in interfacing people with special needs with power and mobility devices. During this time, he became familiar with the role batteries play in diverse markets. He also has several years of sales experience working for MK Battery and most recently as VP Sales & Marketing for EnerG2, a developer of carbon additives used in battery production. “We are excited to have Mike on board and feel that he will be a great addition to the USB sales and marketing team,” says Donald Wallace, U.S. Battery COO.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has also promoted Michael Wallace to Director of Marketing. Wallace joined the company in 2015, as the Creative Manager, and is responsible for U.S. Battery’s advertising, social media platforms, marketing, trade show exhibitions, and more. Wallace taught advanced digital imaging, editing, and printing at the Cleveland Institute of Art before joining the U.S. Battery team.

US Battery’s Vice President, Sales & Marketing Michael J. Coad Retires After 16 Years Of Service

Corona, Calif.- Michael J. Coad is set to retire at the end of December as U.S. Battery’s VP of Sales & Marketing, after serving the company for 16 years. Coad began with the company as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and in 2014 was appointed Director of Sales. He was named VP of Sales & Marketing in 2019. “My time at U.S. Battery has been the most enjoyable years of my career. I am truly going to miss working with the entire team,” said Coad.

Coad was responsible for managing, negotiating, and planning all sales activities for the company and developed numerous key relationships with OE manufacturers and regional distributors within various industries. “Mike has been a huge asset to the company as well as a great friend for over 30 years,” says Donald Wallace, U.S. Battery COO. “His attention to detail and commitment have had a lasting impact on the U.S. Battery sales department as well as in his efforts to build strong customer relationships. His steadfast presence will be greatly missed by all.”

Coad retires with 40-years in the battery industry, first working as a route-truck salesman with New Castle Battery Manufacturing Company before working his way up to a VP position there. Coad was also National Sales Manager at Yuasa Battery before coming to U.S. Battery in 2004.

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U.S. Battery’s Australian Distributor R&J Battery Continues To Expand

U.S. Battery distributor R&J Batteries, one of Australia’s largest battery distributors, is expanding its presence in Queensland with the purchase of Tableland Batteries located outside of Atherton, Australia. This gives R&J its sixth branch in Queensland and its 24th branch since the company’s inception. “I believe that there are plenty of opportunities to expand our wings and grow the R&J Batteries brand throughout the Tablelands region,” said Ray Robson, Managing Director of R&J Batteries. “We currently service this area weekly from the R&J Batteries Cairns warehouse. By taking over this business, it will allow us to further explore new opportunities into regions that we have not serviced in the past.”

In addition to the new business acquisition, R&J Batteries is also in the process of constructing a new distribution center as part of its growth strategy in Queensland. The 2,750 sqm distribution center is located in Stapylton, which is opposite the existing R&J Batteries Stapylton branch. The construction of the site is expected to be completed in March 2021. According to Stuart Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer at R&J Batteries, the new distribution center will consolidate several smaller warehouses and accommodate future growth opportunities. “This is a very exciting chapter in the history of R&J Batteries. We have outgrown our current site, so moving into a dedicated, bigger facility will allow us to grow and service the entire Queensland region for many years to come. Investing close to $7,000,000 on this new facility is a major commitment from Ray and is a sure sign of his commitment to the future of R&J Batteries in Queensland as well as throughout Australia and New Zealand,” said Hamilton.

As R&J Batteries continues to expand into the region, the company also prepares for the company’s 25th-anniversary celebrations later this year.

US Battery Evaluates Expanding Market Reach Based on Gridtential Energy Silicon Joule™ Technology

US Battery Evaluates Expanding Market Reach Based on Gridtential Energy Silicon Joule™ Technology

SANTA CLARA and CORONA, Calif., July 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gridtential Energy, the inventor of Silicon Joule™ bipolar battery technology and US Battery, a global leader of FLA (flooded lead acid) deep cycle batteries, announce that they have entered into a formal agreement to collaborate on Silicon Joule™ bipolar battery technology.

Under the terms of the agreement, US Battery and Gridtential Energy will industrialize bipolar plate pasting and curing processes. Additionally, Silicon Joule™ bipolar AGM (absorptive glass mat) batteries will be assembled and tested, using US Battery active material to drive further improvements in cycle life, energy density, battery efficiency, charging rates, and manufacturability. As US Battery achieves new performance milestones, the company will be well-positioned to manufacture and distribute industry-leading bipolar AGM products to the market.

Silicon Joule™ bipolar technology enables an innovative class of advanced lead batteries with silicon at its core. It is a design-driven, low-cost, high-performance, patented energy storage solution that provides improved power density, cycle life, dynamic charge acceptance and wider temperature range, with up to 40% lower weight, while retaining full lead-battery recyclability. This is all accomplished while leveraging existing technologies from mature industry supply chains – allowing rapid scaling through existing lead-battery infrastructure.

US Battery provides FLA and AGM deep cycle batteries for golf cars, NEV (neighborhood EV) & LSEV (low-speed EV), industrial electric vehicles, as well as renewable energy & energy storage battery markets. US Battery products provide premium deep cycle battery life with the advantages of high initial capacity, fast cycle up to full rated capacity, high total energy throughput, ultimate charger compatibility, and high charge efficiency to meet new regulatory requirements at low cost per watt-hour.

Terry Agrelius, CEO of US Battery commented, “US Battery hopes to combine the current advantages of premium deep cycle, lead-acid battery cycle life that provides low cost per watt-hour over the life of the battery with the advantages of high power density and increased cycle life offered by the Gridtential Energy Silicon Joule™ bipolar battery technology. This combination could provide the improvements necessary for US Battery to better compete with the advanced battery technologies currently on the market and proposed for future market development while maintaining the safety and recyclability of lead-based battery technologies.

John Barton, CEO, Gridtential Energy said, “US Battery is an ideal partner for Gridtential. Leapfrog product innovation often starts with fresh thinking on how to best utilize core company strengths to make a disruptive move. Gridtential offers a better way to build a battery with modern materials from the solar industry. The leadership at US Battery is taking a smart approach, leveraging Silicon Joule™ technology with their organizational expertise in electrochemistry and battery manufacturing to create a new class of high-performance products. Gridtential is proud to work with partners taking bold steps to accelerate advancements in the industry.”

 

About Gridtential Energy

Gridtential’s cutting-edge Silicon Joule™ battery architecture combines the traditional benefits of lead batteries – low cost, near 100% recyclability, and safety – with the performance and life cycle usually associated with lithium batteries. Industries from motive power to grid energy storage are searching for lower-cost, sustainable solutions to meet diverse energy needs.

Gridtential Energy provides Silicon Joule™ reference batteries, development kits, bipolar materials, and non-exclusive licenses, enabling manufacturing partners to easily adapt their factories to provide high performing, higher voltage 24V & 48V batteries to their customers for the hybrid-automotive, Low-Speed EV (LSEV), energy storage system (ESS) & Telecom back-up markets – all without giga-scale capital investments. To learn more visit: http://www.gridtential.com/.

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U.S. Battery Makes Donation To Santa’s Posse

Santa’s Posse is a nonprofit organization that partners with the Clark County, Washington Sheriff’s Office, who collects and distributes toys and food for the needy. To help Santa’s Posse deliver to more than 1,000 families this year, U.S. Battery and its Distributor Battery Systems of Portland, Oregon, donated two US 27DC XC2 deep-cycle 12-Volt multi-purpose batteries. The batteries will be auctioned to raise additional money that helps to provide more than 2,900 kids with toys and holiday meals.

U.S. Battery’s Western Regional Sales Manager Dwayne Porter is also a volunteer Sheriff’s Auxiliary member and presented the donation on behalf of Battery Systems of Portland and U.S. Battery, to Sergeant Kevin Allais of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Donations to Santa’s Posse can be made via the organization’s Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/SantasPosse/

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SeaGear Uses U.S. Battery Products To Provide Reliable Service To Resorts Across The Maldives

SeaGear is one of U.S. Battery’s newest international customers with a reputation of providing quality equipment and service to various resort companies.  Located in the Maldives, SeaGear services 13 resorts across the islands and wanted their customer’s battery-powered equipment to keep up with the demand and provide the reliability they are known for. 

“With SeaGear receiving a second container load of US 8VGC XC2 deep-cycle batteries, it’s a huge milestone for U.S. Battery’s penetration into the South Asia market,” says Rosli Zainol, U.S. Battery Director of Business Development Asia/Pacific/Southeast Asia. “Sea Gear has affirmed its trust in U.S. Battery upon receiving satisfying feedback on our deep-cycle performance products in their customers’ fleet of golf cars. Having such confidence on our batteries allows them to offer to other verticals (especially in the marine and fishing industries) where motive power is critical.”

U.S. Battery products batteries deliver greater overall capacity, longer battery life and the ability to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles.

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U.S. Battery’s Manufacturing Facilities In Georgia Receive 2018 Award For Excellence In Client Solutions

The U.S. Institute of Trade & Commerce recognized U.S. Battery Manufacturing’s Augusta and Evans, Georgia plants with the 2018 Excellence Award for Client Solutions. The award focused on U.S. Battery’s commitment to providing its customers with a high level of service that exceeds industry benchmarks, and its ability to manage shipments of product to local and global distributors quickly and efficiently.

“Since 1926, U.S. Battery has made customer service and product quality its top priorities,” says Terry Agrelius, U.S. Battery President and CEO. “Our employees and management staff continuously strive to provide our customers with outstanding service, in order to consistently meet the needs of our global distributors.”

U.S. Battery’s Augusta and Evans, Georgia plants are the largest of the company’s three manufacturing facilities and distribute its deep-cycle battery products to the company’s global customer base. Over the years, the company has received numerous awards and accolades for its product quality, customer service, and on-time delivery.

“It’s always gratifying to be recognized for our efforts, but it’s our high standards that have kept U.S. Battery at the top of the deep-cycle battery industry for decades,” says Agrelius. “Our customers know U.S Battery products perform beyond their expectations, and that our service is top-notch. This is why they continue to do business with us and the reason why more companies in a variety of industries are switching to our products.” 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.