NAATBatt International is pleased to announce that XALT Energy will host the next in our series of Members’ Site Visit Meetings at its headquarters in Midland, Michigan on Thursday, July 30, 2015.  Click here for more details about the meeting.

XALT Energy emerged from the former Dow Kokam and is today one of the leading manufacturers of large format lithium-ion batteries in the United States.  Dow Kokam was the recipient of one of the ARRA battery manufacturing grants in 2009.  Its fully-automated manufacturing facility was one of the first of its type in North America: designed and built from the ground up to ensure safe, efficient manufacturing to the highest standards of quality control. XALT Energy’s high-end robotic stacking and vision systems, supported by class 1,000 and class 10,000 clean rooms, enhance quality, reliability and consistency.

XALT Energy manufactures lithium-ion battery systems for maritime, commercial transportation, grid and stationary energy storage, industrial motive and automotive transportation applications.  It is one of only a few companies in the United States that manufacturers large format lithium-ion battery cells.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour XALT Energy’s manufacturing plant and hear from company officials about XALT Energy’s history, capabilities and plans for the future.  This is a great opportunity for interested NAATBatt members to see what goes on in a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant and to assess how their own businesses can better serve and participate in the lithium-ion battery supply chain.  Thanks to the leadership of XALT Energy for making this great opportunity available to our members!

The program at XALT Energy continues NAATBatt International’s efforts to help its members gain better strategic intelligence about, and to grow better business networks in, the advanced battery industry.  Please note that the XALT Energy meeting will be open to NAATBatt International members only.  A networking dinner at The Creek Grill in Midland will follow the visit to XALT.

I hope that all NAATBatt members can join us in Midland next July.  These Member Site Visit Meetings are both fun and highly informative.  We will soon be announcing another such program at a member’s facility in the Pacific Northwest later in the year.

For those reading this column whose companies have not yet joined NAATBatt International, now would be a great time to do so.  Please contact Rayna Handelman for information about membership.