East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc. proudly accepted the Masters of Quality Supplier award given by Freightliner Corporation of Portland, OR, on September 27, 2007. This is the eighth year East Penn has been honored with the Masters of Quality Supplier award.
East Penn qualified for the award by completing the required standards and qualifications set by Freightliner. Those standards include satisfying performance audits conducted by seven critical Freightliner work groups at every step of the Freightliner supply chain. There were only 48 chosen from the 1800 suppliers considered for this award.
East Penn manufactures flooded starting and dual purpose batteries for Freightliner. East Penn is the sole original equipment and aftermarket supplier of Alliance batteries. The company supplies original equipment batteries for trucks and busses manufactured in St. Thomas, Ontario; Portland, OR; Cleveland, NC; Mt. Holly, NC; Highpoint, NC; and Gaffy, SC. The company also supplies aftermarket batteries for Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star, and Thomas Bus dealers throughout North America.
East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead-acid batteries and accessories for the commercial, automotive, telecommunications, marine, 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 the company web site at www.dekabatteries.com.