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Top battery companies in the U.S.

Posted by IndustryNet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

100000141TeslaMotorsModelSbaseAmericans use batteries in virtually every home, office, device, and vehicle, so it's no surprise that the U.S. battery manufacturing industry is exploding.

And, as the country shifts slowly away from fossil fuels, America's top battery companies are responding to the need for power by investing in new battery technology, producing new styles and types of batteries that provide comparable function at a reasonable cost.

The following top battery companies are cornering their market niche and looking to the future for their next power-generating opportunity:

Top battery manufacturers in the U.S. by square footage

1. Tesla; McCarran, Nevada
Elon Musk's goal is to power the world with sustainable energy. His "Gigafactory" plant in Nevada is the world's biggest, at 13,600,000 square feet. The facility is also home to the third largest single-site workforce of 1,000 employees.

2. East Penn Manufacturing; Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
The single site facility of this privately owned lead-acid battery manufacturer is 3,200,000 square feet. It produces power sources for the transportation, motive power, and reserve power sectors.

3. EnerSys Energy Products; Warrensburg, Missouri
This manufacturer builds multiple battery options for high-temperature locations in its 600,000 square foot Missouri plant.

4. EaglePicher Technologies; Joplin, Missouri (Plant 1)
EaglePicher sources the defense, space, medical, oil and gas, and aviation industries. Its largest production facility, at 500,000 square feet, produces many of its thermal, primary, and secondary battery packs, charging stations, and energetic devices.

5. XALT Energy; Midland, Michigan
XALT is proud of its all-electric, zero emissions buses and Formula E race cars. Its marine sector offers power solutions that make new ships more environmentally friendly while also reducing their fuel and operating costs. Many of its batteries are built in its 500,000 square foot factory.

6. Exide Technologies; Salina, Kansas
Exide's 400,000 square foot plant produces batteries for a variety of uses, including light and heavy-duty automotives, lawn and garden appliances, marine and RV applications, and lift trucks.

7. EaglePicher Technologies; Joplin, Missouri (Plant 2)
EaglePicher's second largest facility is 400,000 square feet and produces power suppliers for over 90 percent of the U.S. military's mission-critical systems.

8. EnerSys Energy Products; Hays, Kansas
At 360,000 square feet, this plant is EnerSys' second largest facility, which produces reserve and motive power batteries for numerous industrial uses.

9. C&D Technologies; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
C&D's 350,000 square foot plant produces power sources for data centers, energy and utility companies, the recycling industries, and more.

10. Johnson Controls; St. Joseph, Missouri
This facility is home to Johnsons' 300,000 square foot manufacturing plant, which produces lead-acid and lithium batteries for passenger vehicles.

Top battery companies in the U.S. by number of employeesTop battery companies in the U.S.

1. East Penn Manufacturing; Lyon Station, Pennsylvania
This company's family-first focus ensures high retention of its 7,000 workers. The company is proud of its status as one of Pennsylvania's "Best Places to Work," and boasts that over 30 percent of its workforce have been with the company for at least 10 years.

2. Johnson Controls Advanced Power Solutions; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The 1,200 employees at Johnson's Milwaukee plant are proud of its attention to emerging trends in global power industries.

3. Tesla; McCarran, Nevada
This facility is home to 1,000 workers.

4. EaglePicher Technologies; Joplin, Missouri
The 870 workers produce some of the world's best thermal battery systems and provide power for more than 600 satellites currently orbiting the Earth.

5. Exide Technologies; Salina, Kansas
Exide's Kansas plant currently hosts 830 workers and is on the look-out for more, including engineers, technicians, and machinists.

6. EnerSys Energy Products; Warrensburg, Missouri
In Missouri, the 661 EnerSys employees are proud of the company's dedicated focus to environmental responsibility.

7. A123 Systems; Livonia, Michigan
The 600 workers at this Livonia plant produce UltraPhosphate automotive batteries that reduce emissions without sacrificing power.

8. Energizer Battery Co; Asheboro, North Carolina (Plant 2)
The 600 employees working at Energizer's #2 plant in Asheboro NC keep going and going ...

9. EnerSys Energy Products; Richmond, Kentucky
All 525 employees at this plant are committed to the company's social responsibility and supplier diversity ethics.

10. Johnson Controls; Glendale, Wisconsin
The 523 workers at this Johnson Controls plant maintain high production values while also emphasizing sustained growth.

Top 5 battery companies by employee growth

1. Johnson Controls Advanced Power Solutions; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, Johnson's had to beef up its workforce, and this Milwaukee plant is now home to 500 employees.

2. EnerSys Energy Products; Warrensburg, Missouri
This company had to increase its workforce numbers to 450 at this factory to meet surging demands for its reserve and recycling power technologies, while ...

3. EnerSys; Richmond, Kentucky
... the number of employees in its Kentucky plant also grew to 450 to drive its production of lead-acid batteries.

4. Crown Battery Mfg.; Fremont, Ohio
The now-400 employees of this company produce batteries for light- and heavy-duty trucks, forklifts, farm equipment, and electric sports vehicles such as golf carts. Its products are also designed to withstand extreme temperatures.

5. Batteries Plus; Brandon, Florida
This plant of Batteries Plus has grown to employ 400 workers. Known across the country for its batteries and light bulbs sales and services, Batteries Plus also repairs devices and recycles used batteries to keep them out of landfills.

For more information on U.S. battery manufacturers

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