East Penn Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce an open house event at its facility in Corydon on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will have a job fair, food, self-guided tours and other activities. The company will hold a ceremonial agreement signing at 1 p.m. for it’s new expansion that will add over 200,000 square feet to the facility and create over 200 new jobs.

The signing and open house event is an opportunity for the company to honor the hard work of the employees in Corydon and all of the support from the state, county, city, community, contractors and other valued partners.

This facility expansion would be an extension of the company’s already well-established manufacturing and distribution network. Iowa continues to be a strategic location to better reach customers in the midwestern United States and other key points across North America.

The construction of the Oelwein facility and the expansion of East Penn’s Corydon facility will help meet the increasing demand from the company’s existing customers. The company also continues to support expansion and jobs in its main manufacturing campus in Lyon Station, Penn.

“Strategic continued growth has always been a part of our company culture here at East Penn,” said Bob Flicker, COO of East Penn. “We continue to look for the best places to grow and Iowa, including Wayne County, has been a great partner. We are very proud of what the employees have accomplished and we are looking forward to the future and this new expansion.”

East Penn is a leading manufacturer of high quality lead batteries and accessories for the automotive, commercial, marine, motive power, UPS and telecommunication markets. The company’s quality and environmental systems for its entire 520-acre complex have been certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949:2009 and ISO 14001:2015 requirements. For more information, visit the company website at www.dekabatteries.com. East Penn was recently recognized by Forbes as being one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2018 http://www.eastpennmanufacturing.com/about/news-updates.

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