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East Penn 393,000 sf battery factory opens in Temple

Battery Supplier Opens Temple, Texas Production Facility

East Penn Manufacturing has opened a new production and distribution facility in Temple, Texas. The building spans 393,000 square feet. The project, which represents a capital investment of $106 million, will add more than 260 jobs to the local economy. Each job will average out at $46,000 a person.

East Penn was offered $1.4 million in Texas Enterprise Fund grant money.

The company began by rebuilding batteries in a one-room shop in 1946 with a product line of five automotive batteries to become one of the world’s leading battery manufacturers. It employs 10,500 full-time employees, has produced 515 product designs and won hundreds of awards in the industry.

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