East Penn Plans Multimillion-Dollar Manufacturing Plant

East Penn Manufacturing Co. Inc. announced plans Tuesday for a $80 million to $100 million manufacturing plant on the battery maker’s campus near Lyons.
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The proposed plant would create more than 300 jobs when fully functional and at capacity, according to Graham G. Anderson, vice president of facilities, engineering and maintenance at East Penn.

East Penn expects to produce industrial and automotive batteries there. The industrial batteries are material-handling vehicles used in warehouses, such as forklifts, said Anderson, who is in charge of the project.

Daniel R. Langdon, president of East Penn, said, “It will be a multifaceted facility and flexible enough to be able to support growth in all segments of lead acid batteries.”

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