Battery Maker To Add Up To 200 Jobs

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Sonny Perdue says battery manufacturer Exide Technologies will expand its facilities in Columbus and add up to 200 jobs using a federal stimulus grant of more than $34 million.

The grant is intended to support the domestic production of affordable lead-acid batteries incorporating advanced carbon technology.

Exide will manufacture advanced AGM flat plate batteries at the Columbus location.

The technology is expected to reduce auto emissions and U.S. dependence on imported oil.

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