Manufacturing Excellence Helps Economy Thrive

MARCH, 22, 2014 —

Tennessee Parts Producer Honored for Quality, On-Time Delivery, and Continuous Improvement

Manufacturing continues to be on the resurgence in America, as displayed by the most recent achievement of Storm Copper Components, Co., a fabricator of custom copper components, which today announced that it has been honored as a “Distinguished Supplier” by EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), a leading provider of battery solutions for industrial and military applications.

Manufacturing is important for the nation’s economic stability, and automobile giants are not the only organizations expanding, driving operational excellence, and creating innovative products to meet customer demand. Energy companies who are powering industry, along with their supplier networks, are contributing to the improvement as well.

“Our supplier community is made of up of more than 1,000 organizations worldwide. This year we were pleased to honor 23 organizations, including Storm Copper Components, for their extraordinary performance in manufacturing,” said Larry Axt, vice president of global procurement for EnerSys. “Storm Copper and EnerSys have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship. We are extremely proud of the partnership, and delighted with this honor,” said Carol Howard, president & chief operating officer of Storm Copper.

A commitment to manufacturing excellence means a great deal, which is one reason why being honored is such an achievement. “The Distinguished Supplier Awards program celebrates outstanding supplier organizations that have made measurable impact in the areas of exemplary quality, on-time performance, customer service, and cost reduction,” continued Axt. “This honor is a tangible representation of each and every employee’s rock-solid commitment to delivering for our customers , and doing the job right, on-time, every time,” added Vince Schreiber, chief executive officer of Storm Copper.

Manufacturing is on the rebound, and companies committed to excellence are reaping rewards. “Our company is growing, and our people are making progress happen. The collective efforts of our employees are helping drive our local economy, and they are the driving force behind this award,” continued Schreiber.

This is the second “Distinguished Supplier“ nod that Storm Copper has received from EnerSys. The awards ceremony was held on December 13, 2012, at the EnerSys global headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania.


EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions, including aerospace and defense systems. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. For more information, visit www.enersys.com.