U.S. Battery’s New 8VH ATB 8-Volt Deep-Cycle Battery Ready To Power The Heavy-Duty EV Marketplace

U.S. Battery is meeting the needs of a growing heavy-duty electric vehicle market with its new 8VH ATB 8-volt deep-cycle battery. The 8VH ATB is an “all-terrain” battery that can handle extreme power requirements in a variety of electric powered vehicles such as golf cars, off-road vehicles, service equipment, and more. Measuring 10-1/4 (260)L x 7-1/8 (181)W x 11-7/8 (302)H, the US8VH ATB is a GC8H group size battery, designed to fit a variety of vehicles that are built specifically for long distance driving and heavy hauling applications.

Equipped with U.S. Battery’s Xtreme Capacity (XC2®) formulation and Diamond Plate Technology®, the   US8VH ATB has a greater performance capability than other batteries in its class, with the ability to reach higher initial rated capacity, and faster cycle up time to full-rated capacity. Providing 205 amp-hours at a 20-hour rate, the US8VATB offers reliable performance in heavy-duty applications.

Manufactured in the U.S.A., the US8VH ATB weighs 73.25 lbs. (33.23kg) and comes in a durable polypropylene case. This battery can also be ordered with a variety of precision, hand-made terminals to fit any application. For more information contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Receives 2015 General Motors Platinum Award For On-Time Shipping Performance

U.S. Battery Manufacturing received a Platinum Award from General Motor’s Customer Care and Aftersales Division, in recognition of the company’s on-time shipping performance, which exceeded GM’s expectations. “U.S. Battery’s dedication and commitment to consistently perform above expectations are very much appreciated by the entire General Motors team,” said David Poole, General Motor’s Director Supply Chain, and Michelle Braun, GM’s Executive Director Global Purchasing.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has three distribution plants located in Corona, California, Augusta, Georgia, and Evans, Georgia, which can efficiently ship the company’s products to dealers and distributors worldwide. “We’re proud to be recognized by General Motors, and receive its Platinum level award for our shipping performance,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/ Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “U.S. Battery strives to achieve this level of performance not only to General Motors, but to all our dealers, large and small, who operate domestically or internationally.”

U.S. Battery is a top tier supplier of batteries to General Motors and other OE manufactures across the world in industries such as. Golf Car, Electric Vehicle, Access Lift & Cranes, Cleaning Machines, Solar and Alternate Energy, RV and Marine, plus many others.
U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are designed to reach higher initial rated capacity, and faster cycle up time to full-rated capacity, than other battery in its class. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Attends Beijing Golf Show With Shenzen Beixing Trading Inc.

Paul Harchick from U.S. Battery, attended the Beijing Golf Show with U.S. Battery’s China partner and distributor Shenzen Beixing Trading Inc. A majority of the interest was in U.S. Battery’s golf products, especially the new US 12VE 12-volt deep-cycle battery, and the US 8VATB 8-volt battery. Visitors to the Shenzen Beixing Trading Inc. booth included many large golf course superintendents that are keen on utilizing and U.S. Battery products.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Appoints Michael Harris As Director Of New Account Development

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has appointed Michael Harris as its Director Of New Account Development for the North American territory. With nearly 30 years of experience, Harris will be responsible for managing and developing new and existing OEM customers in a variety of industrial markets.  “We are glad to have Michael on board to assist with our steady growth in both national and international markets,” says Don Wallace, CMO/Executive Vice President U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “Aside from his long experience in battery sales, Michael also brings a high level of OE sales and management strategies that will further maintain U.S. Battery’s products as the leader in the deep-cycle battery market.”

Before coming to U.S. Battery, Harris has held key sales and management positions with Trojan Battery Company, Raymond Corporation, Hawker Powersorce and Clark Material Handling Company. During this time, he’s honed his skills in industrial battery sales and service, national distribution, marketing, and new business development. In addition, Harris has developed and executed training seminars for battery sales people, distributors, and key OEM accounts.

U.S. Battery is the leader in deep-cycle batteries, which are made in the U.S.A. and are distributed globally for a variety of commercial applications and industries. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery’s New Trade Show Display Adds A Larger Presence For The Company And It’s Dealers

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has a new trade show display that is designed to grab the attention of industry show attendees while providing a relaxing space to welcome customers and dealers. “Our new display has a modern design with many features our customers and dealers will love,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive VP. “It not only showcases our products better, it also allows our dealers and sales team to conduct business in a professional, yet relaxing environment within the hectic pace of the many trade shows we attend each year.”

Built by K2 Fabrication and Design in Corona, CA, the U.S. Battery display was a custom project that is highlighted with a 16 foot tower that features two large video monitors on both sides that help provide a greater presence. A patio shaped canopy features large graphics and two display counters that are large enough to showcase a variety of U.S. Battery products. Inside the new display is a seating area with tables to conduct meetings, as well as a greeting area for guests.

The U.S. Battery trade show display made its debut at the 2015 Solar Power International Show in Anaheim, California and will be used at a variety of other industry shows across the country this year. For more information on this or any of U.S. Battery’s products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

 

New seating area with tables for meetings.

New seating area with tables for meetings.

 

Large side panels showcase products and applications.

Large side panels showcase products and applications.

 

Greeting area with battery display and LCD video screen.

Greeting area with battery display and LCD video screen.

Lead Batteries The Most Recycled Product In The U.S.A. According To The EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency compared recycling rates for a multitude of materials and found that lead-acid batteries had the highest recycling rate of all consumer products. The facts were published in a June 2015 EPA report titled Advancing Sustainable Materials Management: 2013 Fact Sheet. The report assessed the disposal and recycling trends in the USA. In a 2013 study within the report, the EPA found that the rate of lead-acid battery recovery was about 99 percent (2.85 million tons), the highest recycling rate over other products such as newspapers, yard trimmings, aluminum cans, tires, consumer electronics, glass, PET bottles and more.

“The recycling infrastructure for lead-acid batteries is a closed loop (cradle to cradle) system,” says Fred Wehmeyer, Senior Vice President of Engineering at U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “As an example, new flooded lead-acid batteries are manufactured from recycled raw materials and the safe delivery methods used to ship batteries worldwide are also the same methods used to return spent lead-acid batteries to be recycled. Throughout the years the process has become extremely refined and efficient, making it one of the most successful environmental reclamation systems in existence.”

According to the Battery Council International, a variety of processes go into recycling lead-acid batteries in which recycling facilities are controlled under some of the strictest U.S. EPA regulations. Innovative systems have been developed to capture all of the components of lead-acid batteries for recycling. For example, lead from spent batteries is smelted and refined to be reused to build new lead-acid batteries. The sulfuric acid electrolyte is also captured and neutralized during the recycling process and then processed into fertilizer.

With a high recycling rate and low operating cost, the FLA battery remains the best solution for most electrically powered vehicles such as golf cars, floor maintenance machines, access lifts, and other battery operated vehicles. It is also the most efficient technology for storing energy and has the longest track record for safety and reliability. So when you combine this with the highest recycling rates on the planet, it stands to reason that this 150-year-old technology has definitely evolved into an energy source that’s hard to beat.
For more information on flooded lead-acid batteries and battery recycling, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit https://www.usbattery.com.

Battery Watering Technologies Visits U.S. Battery Manufacturing To Discuss New Designs And Continued Growth Of Single Point Watering Systems

Battery Watering Technologies, manufacturers of single point watering systems, visited U.S. Battery’s Corona, California plant to discuss the growth of its product line, and the use of SPWS in various industrial applications. Tyler Owen, Vice President Battery Watering Technologies, and Lee Pinkston, Western Regional Account Manager at Battery Watering Technologies (BWT) said that sales of SPWS in partnership with U.S. Battery Manufacturing, continues to maintain steady growth.
According to Dan Grigsby, Western States Regional Manager for U.S. Battery, the use of SWPS is increasing in a variety of industries such as golf car, aerial platform, fork-lifts, solar energy storage, and in the RV industry. “Proper watering with a SPWS can provide dramatic improvements to increase battery life, as well as reduce the time, effort, and annual costs involved in watering a fleet using FLA batteries,” said Grigsby.

Pinkston provided examples of BWT’s SPWS valves that feature internal spark arrestors, a three-piece z-lock hose-tee for added strength, and an indicator eye that allows the operator to see when the battery cell is properly filled. The company manufactures a float design unique to a variety of make and model batteries, to ensure proper electrolyte levels are reached with different battery case and cell cap designs. BWT’s gravity feed and direct flow valves that are used to water single or multiple batteries at once were also discussed, along with recommended tips for battery watering. “BWT offers a variety of fill systems that make it easy to water multiple batteries,” said Pinkston, “But there are important things to remember about watering batteries in this manner that can help prevent accidental siphoning and spills. The first is to never water before charging the battery and never leave a gravity feed system unattended. Only use only distilled or filtered water, and if you are using a direct fill system always make sure it has a pressure regulator attached to it to avoid accidental spills from over pressurizing the system.”

U.S. Battery Manufacturing has a four-year relationship with BWT and offers all of the company’s SPWS products with any of U.S. Battery’s Deep-Cycle batteries. New and exciting technology is in the works that will be available from both companies and will be announced later in the year. For more information on BWT SPWS products or U.S. Battery products, visit https://usbattery.com/products/watering-systems/ Contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945.

Pictured above from left to right: Don Wallace, U.S. Battery CMO/Executive Vice President, Mike Wallace, U.S. Battery Creative Manager, Lee Pinkston, Western Regional Account Manager Battery Watering Technologies, Heather Arredondo and Dan Grigsby, U.S. Battery Manufacturing Western States Regional Sales, and Tyler Owen, Vice President at Battery Watering Technologies.

U.S. Battery Manufacturing Becomes OE Supplier To WolfLift Telescoping Aerial Lift

U.S.Battery announced it is the OE supplier to the new WolfLift, battery powered, telescoping, aerial lift. Manufactured by Haessler Inc., based in Ontario, Canada, the WolfLift features a 22 x 60-inch platform that can be raised up to a maximum height of 19’7″. “I witnessed firsthand the amazing design of this new state of the art scissor lift, soon to be introduced into the platform lift industry,” says Bill Glover, Authorized Factory Representative for U.S. Battery. “We are very excited to be a part of WolfLift, and chosen as its supplier. It is an honor to add them to our growing list of original equipment customers.”

Each WolfLift will be powered by four U.S. Battery, US2200 6V deep cycle batteries that provide 24 volts for the unit’s two travel drive motors, and three operation motors that raise the telescoping sections. “We know that the U.S. Battery US2200 deep-cycle battery has been the workhorse of the industry,” says Jonathan Vallier, Manufacturing and Engineering Manager at Haessler Inc. “With great reliable products and excellent ‎customer service, the choice for the WolfLift was obvious.” According to Haessler Inc. President Wolf Haessler, the new lift is ideal for facilities like banks, office buildings, stores, schools, hospitals, clean rooms, food-processing plants, and other places that want clean, quiet operation from a compact machine.

U.S. Battery US2200 6-Volt batteries are one of the most cost effective batteries used in a variety of applications and industries worldwide. Utilizing the company’s exclusive XC2™ formulation and Diamond Plate Technology® U.S. Battery created the industry’s most efficient battery design with the highest initial capacity, the highest rated capacity, and the ability to reach peak capacity in fewer cycles, than any other battery in its class.

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery’s Trans Tasman Dealers Expect Significant Market Growth With New Acquisitions By Hellaby Holdings

One of U.S. Battery’s largest Trans Tasman dealers, Hellaby Holdings, Parent Company for U.S. Battery distributor Ryde/Federal Battery, expects significant market growth with the latest acquisition of JAS Oceana Pty Limited. JAS Oceana Pty Limited, is an Australian national distributor of auto electrical, automotive air-conditioning, and lighting components. The company incorporated in 2005 and has since become the largest supplier of these products in the Australian marketplace.
According to Hellaby Holdings, the acquisition of JAS Oceana adds to the company’s diverse investment portfolio. “JAS Oceania has a highly complementary product range to Hellaby’s other Australian Automotive businesses including, Federal Batteries,” said Hellaby Managing Director John Williamson.

This latest acquisition by Hellaby Holdings will give Ryde/Federal Batteries an opportunity for substantial growth in a variety of market segments in the Trans Tasman region. “We are excited with this acquisition, as it gives us the opportunity to work with U.S. Battery Manufacturing and its team with an aim to achieving significant growth of the U.S. Battery range of products within the Federal business,” says Stuart King, General Manager at Federal Batteries.
U.S. Battery is the leader in deep-cycle batteries, which are made in the U.S.A. and are distributed globally for a variety of commercial applications and industries. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery Meets With Top Trans Tasman Battery Dealers After HCB Technologies Acquires Ryde/Federal Batteries

U.S. Battery’s position in the Trans Tasman market was strengthened with a recent acquisition by HCB Technologies, one of U.S. Battery’s largest distributors in Auckland, New Zealand. HCB Technologies and its parent company Hellaby Holdings, acquired Ryde/Federal Batteries located in Sydney, Australia. Ryde/Federal Batteries, another longtime U.S. Battery dealer, has many accounts in the automotive and motive-power sectors in that marketplace.

After the acquisition, Bradford Dwan, U.S. Battery’s Director of Sales in Asia, Pacific and Middle East, met with Ryde/Federal at their new main office in Sydney to update 20 of its top dealers on U.S. Battery products and to conduct training presentations. That same week, Dwan also traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to meet with the HCB group to provide the same training to that company’s top 20 dealers. “The feedback I received from all the dealers I met with, was how valuable it was to learn about U.S. Battery’s XC2 technology, and how it will help strengthen the U.S. Battery brand to their customers,” says Brad Dwan. “I also received many compliments on the quality and availability of U.S. Battery marketing materials.”

U.S. Battery is the leader in deep-cycle batteries, which are made in the U.S.A. and are distributed globally for a variety of commercial applications and industries. For more information on U.S. Battery products, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

U.S. Battery with HCB Technology's top 20 battery dealers.

U.S. Battery also traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to meet with HCB Technology’s top 20 battery dealers.