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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?



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East Penn Honored with the Cevallos Award by the Pennsylvania Institute for Children’s Environmental Health

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. was honored with the 2009 Cevallos Award for its exceptional commitment to the environmental health of the community and especially the children whom reside in it.

Recipients of the Cevallos Award must display a personal, public, and financial commitment to advancing children’s environmental health issues and have proven themselves as an advocate for this cause.

East Penn’s long-standing history of environmental protection and dedication to sustainability practices have led to achievements such as, a significant reduction in air emissions even with a substantial increase in production, a zero discharge wastewater treatment process, a patented system for the reclamation/reuse of sulfuric acid, third party certification to ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System standards, Battery Recycling Center/Metals Division’s STAR status in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program, and the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. These accomplishments, along with the company’s support to the Institute, the community, and specifically the commitment to
children’s environmental health, were all factors in the Institutes selection and recognition of East Penn for the 2009 Cevallos Award.

The Cevallos Award is named after Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, president of Kutztown University, for his commitment to children’s environmental health issues. The award is not an annual award, but only bestowed upon those that the board of directors of the Institute would like to recognize for their exceptional accomplishments in making clear improvements in advancing the health of children by protecting them from environmental harms.

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the automotive, telecommunications, marine, commercial, industrial, and stationary markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2000, ISO/TS 16949:2002, and ISO 14001:2004 requirements. For more information contact East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, PA 19536 or visit our web site at www.dekabatteries.com.

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