At its Easton, New York mill, Hollingsworth & Vose hosted U.S. Senator Charles Schumer as well as State Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Tony Jordan, and Dr. William Acker and John Cerveny from New York’s Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium. Senator Schumer toured the production lines and highlighted H&V’s commitment to Washington County.
During 2011, H&V in Easton has expanded operations and created new jobs to make battery separator materials for advanced lead acid batteries for start/stop vehicles. These advanced technology batteries reduce CO2 emissions by 5–7 percent and the decrease in idling time improves fuel economy by 5–10 percent.
H&V is honored he chose Easton for the completion of his 13th annual tour of the 62 counties in New York.
Established in 1843, Hollingsworth & Vose Company supplies technically advanced engine, high efficiency and liquid filtration media, battery separator materials and industrial nonwovens. The company operates manufacturing sites and research centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.