Ron Nowlin, Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace Systems at EaglePicher Technologies, says that because the company manufactures batteries for a huge range of needs, the production time varies. The company is a worldwide supplier of batteries to some of the biggest industries in the world. If someone in aerospace needs a battery, theyʼll likely get it from EaglePicher. The same is the case for the military. Depending on the application, an EaglePicher battery might take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of years to complete, and maintaining quality is critical. As Nowlin says, “We support markets where the product simply can’t fail.”
EaglePicher’s roots extend back to the 1840s, when it was founded as the White Lead Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s been an Ozarks fixture since 1906, thanks to a merger with the Picher Lead Company in Joplin. For Nowlin, EaglePicher’s regional presence and storied history are huge draws. “From helping put man on the moon, to providing power to save Apollo 13 astronauts, to powering rovers on the surface of Mars, to providing key power systems that protect American soldiers and powering medical devices that save lives, it’s easy to be proud of what we do,” Nowlin says.