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Hammond Group's CTO Participates in NAATBatt Panel Discussion

Gordon Beckley, V.P. Performance Additives & Chief Technical Officer, participated in a panel discussion on “Hot Issues in Lead Acid Manufacturing and Recycling in North America” along with Adam Muellerweiss (Johnson Controls), Dr. Stephen Clarke (Aqua Metals) and Dr. Boris Monahov (Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium) at the NAATBatt International Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

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Dave Petersen
Hammond Group, Inc. Honored by Indiana Manufacturers Association

On October 19, 2016, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies that have made outstanding contributions to the development of a healthy, dynamic environment in Indiana, and to the state’s overall economic well-being. Hammond Group, Inc. is excited to be among the select group of companies acknowledged at this first-of-its-kind event and honored to have been selected as an inductee into the newly created Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.

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Hammond Gives Presentation at 2017 Asian Battery Conference

Gordon Beckley, V.P. Performance Additives & Chief Technical Officer, and Dr. Marvin Ho, V.P. Research & Develop, participated at the recent Asian Battery Conference (ABC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Dr. Ho paper titled “Advanced Positive Additives for Lead-Acid Batteries” reviewed the benefits of paste additives to the positive active material to increase performance and cycle life. 

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Indiana Gubernatorial Candidate John Gregg Visits Hammond

HAMMOND — Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg said he wants to make venture capital money more available to attract and retain companies providing the type of higher income jobs seen at the Hammond Group, Inc.
Gregg spoke of the need to try to raise the per capita income levels of Hoosiers on Tuesday as he visited the Hammond Group’s Lead Battery Acid Laboratory.

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BEST Magazine Article – The proof is in the pudding

Additives are probably the hottest area of competition in the lead-acid sector. That competition is fierce. Can less than 1% of what seems like the remains of a campfire really make such a difference to battery performance and lifetime; graphites, graphenes, nanotubes common or garden soot? Additives such as these are absolutely critical with the advent of stop-start automotive technology.

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Hammond Group Receives Battery Council International 2016 Innovation Award

Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI) has been recognized by Battery Council International (BCI) as the 2016 Innovation Award winner for its advances in lead-acid (PbA) battery chemistry. This inaugural award honors the legacy of battery industry thought leader, Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz, former CEO of East Penn Manufacturing Co. Hammond’s innovation and technical breakthrough dramatically improves lead-acid (PbA) battery charge acceptance and cycle life – two key characteristics necessary for advanced applications including renewable energy storage and hybrid vehicles.

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Taking Energy Storage to the Next Level

Hammond Group, Inc. (HGI), established in 1930, plays a critical role in the global lead acid battery supply chain, with multiple locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia. HGI supplies battery oxides, specialty lead oxides, and tailored solutions for blended expander formulations. In 2015, we opened a state-of-the-art Lead Acid Battery Laboratory (LAB) at our Hammond facility. The new laboratory boasts more than 3,000 square feet dedicated to the testing and development of specialty additives in various applications for the lead acid (PbA) battery

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Lead-Acid: A Viable Alternative to Lithium-Ion Battery Chemistries

There has been a media buzz in recent years touting lithium-ion battery technology as a “magic bullet” for all of our energy storage challenges. Upon closer inspection, however, it has been revealed that, while lithium-ion batteries have a number of strengths, there exist numerous applications where Li-ion may not be the optimal choice. Furthermore, research and development efforts at Hammond Group have produced advances in lead acid battery chemistry which allow this proven technology to succeed as a viable alternative to Li-ion in important markets.

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