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NEW: Battery Manufacturer Brings 165 Jobs to RI

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NEW: Battery Manufacturer Brings 165 Jobs to RI

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:59 am

NEW: Battery Manufacturer Brings 165 Jobs to RI

A Connecticut-based manufacturer of batteries that have been used on
the Mars rover, mini-subs, and torpedoes is coming to Rhode
Island—bringing with it 165 jobs, Governor Lincoln Chafee announced this
Yardney Technical Products, which
is currently located at Pawcatuck, will be moving to 2000 South County
Trail in East Greenwich. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for tomorrow.
The move comes as a big economic development win for Chafee at a time
when he is facing stiff opposition from business groups over his
proposed budget. GoLocalProv also reported last week that Chafee had failed to bring corporate giant GE Capital to Rhode Island.
More about the company
From the Governor’s office:
Yardney Technical Products, Inc., a veteran-owned small business, is a
technology-driven company that focuses on advanced battery technologies
for use in high performance applications. These systems have proven
successful on mini-subs, rockets, torpedoes, aircraft, satellites, and
roving the surface of Mars. The company has distinguished itself since
1944 in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced battery
technologies for Aerospace, the Department of Defense, and
industrial/commercial applications. In addition to the Lithion product
line, Yardney also produces silver-zinc and metal-air cells and


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