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H&V hosts US Senator Charles Schumer

East Walpole, Massachusetts, USA – December 20, 2011

December 20, 2011

Hollingsworth & Vose hosted US Senator Charles Schumer Monday at its Easton, New York mill along with State Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Tony Jordan, and Dr. William Acker and John Cerveny from New York’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. Senator Schumer toured the production lines and highlighted H&V’s commitment to Washington County.

During 2011, H&V in Easton has expanded operations and created new jobs to make battery separator materials for advanced lead acid batteries for start/stop vehicles. These advanced technology batteries reduce CO2 emissions by 5-7% and the decrease in idling time improves fuel economy by 5-10%. H&V’s patented materials are the most advanced available for lead acid batteries, providing three times greater life, higher charge acceptance, higher cranking performance and decreased explosion hazard.

H&V thanks Senator Schumer for his support, and is honored he chose Easton for the completion of his 13th annual tour of the 62 counties in New York.