Battery recycler Exide to shut La. plant

Mar 25, 2009 | 07:59 AM | Anne Riley

Citing tumbling demand for lead-acid batteries in the automotive sector, battery manufacturer and recycler Exide Technologies has announced plans to indefinitely shutter its recycling facility in Baton Rouge, La., displacing 132 workers.

"The decision to move ahead with this temporary cessation is being driven by a downturn in the economy and the related impact on the lead-acid battery markets, and by extension overall lead demand. Right now, there's simply not enough demand for the recycled materials Exide produces in Baton Rouge," Bruce Cole, president of the Transportation Americas business division of....





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