JOPLIN, Mo., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, federal, state and local officials joined EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, and their honored guests for the grand opening of the company's new Lithium Ion Center of Excellence.
The 100,000-plus square-foot facility was built adjacent to our current Lithium Ion facility at the Crossroads Industrial Park in Joplin, Missouri and will expand the EaglePicher cell and battery portfolio. This new state-of-the-art facility brings large-scale production of Lithium Ion batteries for applications of national importance. The new facility supports our growing applications for the aerospace, defense, and medical industries.
"This new facility gives EaglePicher a high-output manufacturing capability, enabling us to provide safe and reliable lithium-ion power in critical areas where reliability is key," said Gordon Walker, President of EaglePicher Technologies. "We are continuing to invest in growth opportunities and believe this facility will be very significant in the future growth of EaglePicher."
As a leading specialty battery manufacturer with a renowned legacy of supplying batteries for mission-critical applications, EaglePicher is poised to significantly increase its manufacturing of Lithium Ion materials and products. The Lithium Ion Center of Excellence provides a reliable, high-volume supply of critical items identified as essential for national defense, alleviating concerns regarding market volatility and uncertainty within the current international market.
"EaglePicher is excited by this expansion because it brings innovative solutions to the market and growth opportunities to the company and the community," said Ron Nowlin, VP and General Manager of Aerospace Systems. "This facility will significantly increase our product portfolio and volume production capability for Lithium Ion batteries."