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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.

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U.S. Battery Manufacturing Adds Rosli Zainol As Director, Business Development For The South East Asia Regions

To assist in new business development in
the South East Asia region, U.S. Battery Manufacturing added Rosli Zainol to
the company’s global sales team as the Director of Business Development. Rosli
is based in Singapore and is multilingual, proficient in English, Malay,
Mandarin and French. He graduated in 2002 from Ngee Ann Polytechnic University
with an EE diploma.

“Rosli will be a great asset to our global
sales team,” says Brad Dwan, U.S. Battery Director of Sales for Asia, Pacific,
and the Middle East. “With a background in the Power and Telecom industries, he
is experienced in knowing the different types of power needs for a variety of
industries in the region, and will be responsible for developing new business
in this growing area of the world.”

U.S Battery’s reputation for providing reliable and highly efficient deep-cycle battery products, continues to grow within various industries in South East Asia. Along with finding new business, Rosli is also tasked with servicing the company’s relationships here, and providing the top-level customer service that U.S. Battery dealers are accustomed to.

For more information on any of U.S. Battery’s deep-cycle products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing at (800) 695-0945, or visit www.usbattery.com.

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.

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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.

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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.)