SOURCE: EaglePicher Technologies

March 01, 2007 08:00 ET

EaglePicher Technologies Hosts Battery Workshop March 6 and 7

Retired Marine Colonel Oliver North to Speak at Conference Dinner

JOPLIN, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 1, 2007 -- EaglePicher Technologies will host its third Battery Workshop in Joplin on March 6 and 7, 2007.

The Workshop will include presentations on a variety of battery technology subjects including Thin Film Electrode Applications, Micro Medical Batteries, Thermo Battery Cathode Comparisons, Battery Chemistry Tradeoffs and Performance Parameters, Battery Charger/Analyzers, Lithium-Ion and Nickel-Hydrogen Battery Comparisons, and Reserve Oxyhalide Batteries. EaglePicher will discuss its capabilities in these areas and provide tours of its state-of-the-art Lithium-Ion facility, its automated thermal battery facility and several other key locations.

More than 500 EaglePicher customers and partners have been invited to the event which will be held at the Holiday Inn in Joplin. There is no charge for attendance.

"EaglePicher holds this event every other year, but this is my first as President of EaglePicher Technologies," said Westfall. "The past events have been very successful and well attended, but I charged my team to take it to the next level. So in addition to providing information on the performance characteristics and limitations of various electrochemical systems, we will host discussions on energy density trade-off and design parameters that are significant cost drivers for the different chemistries," he added. "The goal is for an open exchange of ideas making it an interactive event. We have added facility tours so our guests can see our capabilities for themselves."

The conference dinner on March 6 will feature guest speaker Colonel Oliver North, a retired Marine Colonel, a #1 best selling author, the founder of a small business, an inventor with three U.S. Patents, an NRA Life Member, a syndicated columnist and the host of "War Stories" on the FOX News Channel. North served in the Marines for 22 years, receiving the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for Valor and two Purple Hearts as combat awards.

Members of the media are invited to attend the dinner which will be held at the Holiday Inn, 3615 Range Line, Joplin and hear Mr. North speak. They should arrive and be registered by 6:00 PM.

EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, an EaglePicher company, is the leading producer of batteries and energetic devices for the defense, space and commercial industries, and provides the most experience and broadest capability in battery electrochemistry of any battery supplier in the United States. EaglePicher Technologies offers a wide range of battery technology including thermal, nickel hydrogen, lithium carbon monofluoride, lithium thionyl chloride, lithium manganese dioxide, lithium sulfur dioxide, lithium ion, reserve lithium oxyhalide, custom battery assemblies and silver zinc batteries. They also provide other energy products and pyrotechnic devices for the defense industry, as well as advanced battery chargers and other power solutions for business, industrial and recreational applications. EaglePicher Technologies is headquartered in Joplin, Mo. For more information, visit

EaglePicher Corporation, based in Inkster, Mich., operates businesses in 8 industries: automotive, defense, space, commercial power, nuclear, semi-conductors, filtration, and medical. In addition to EaglePicher Technologies, its companies include Hillsdale Automotive, LLC; Wolverine Advanced Materials, LLC; EP Boron, LLC; EaglePicher Medical Power, and EP Minerals, LLC. For more information, visit

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