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Battery Manufacturer Brings 165 Jobs to RI

Published on April 20, 2011

Yardney Technical Products, a Connecticut-based manufacturer of batteries that have been used on the Mars rover, mini-subs, and torpedoes, is coming to Rhode Island-bringing with it 165 jobs, Governor Lincoln Chafee announced this morning.

Yardney is a technology-driven company that focuses on advanced battery technologies for use in high performance applications. These systems have proven successful on mini-subs, rockets, torpedoes, aircraft, satellites, and roving the surface of Mars. The company has distinguished itself since 1944 in the design, development, and manufacture of advanced battery technologies for Aerospace, the Department of Defense, and industrial/commercial applications. In addition to the Lithion product line, Yardney also produces silver-zinc and metal-air cells and batteries.

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