Lead Battery Industry Provides Billions in Economic Benefit, Provide Gateway to Middle Class

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February 1, 2018

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A study released today reveals that the U.S. lead battery industry enables more than 95,000 jobs for American workers and contributed more than $28 billion in total economic output to the national economy in 2016. This release comes on the heels of President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address, where he restated his commitment to bolstering U.S. manufacturing and infrastructure, of which lead battery manufacturers and recyclers play a vital role.

The study, Economic Contribution of the U.S. Lead Battery Industry, prepared by the Economic Development Research Group at the request of Essential Energy Everyday and Battery Council International (BCI), demonstrates the positive economic impact lead battery manufacturers and recyclers provide to thousands of American workers and their communities. Employees of the lead battery industry cumulatively earn $6 billion annually, with average salaries among mining and recycling employees reaching $83,606, while manufacturing employees see similarly high salaries of $62,343—providing livable wages and access to the middle class for workers regardless of their education level. — Read more from Cision PR Newswire

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