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We are an American company and assemble 99% our products and refurbish 100% of your products in the Smokey Mountain Appalachia's of America.

We use only the BEST battery cells from Enersys Hawker Cyclon, Duracell, LG Chem, Panasonic, Saft, and Sanyo.

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  •  The battery cells we use in the assembly of your battery packs are Enersys Hawker Cyclone manufactured in the USA or Britan, LG Chem - Seoul South Korea, Panasonic and Sanyo manufactured in Japanese factories across the world or Saft America manufactured in French factories in France or Mexico.

    • Panasonic and Sanyo have set up facilities in China that manufacture to the highest quality specifications required by Panasonic and Sanyo.  We sell their cells and use their cells.  We do not use the cells of Chinese battery companies.

    • We have been in the business of rebuilding dry cell rechargeable battery packs of any voltage and amperage from any industry for over 19 years. 

    • We see the battery packs after use giving us a unique knowledge of the quality of the battery pack manufacturer and the battery cells used in the packs.

    •  The chargers we sell are manufactured in Canada, Britain, and ours in the US.

    •  We DO NOT knowingly contribute to the US deficit to the World Bank of China.  Nothing against Chinese people.  We love Chinese people and wish more were in the US receiving fair income for their labor, (not to be confused with Union Labor, a major reason the third world work force was discovered).  We DO NOT knowingly contribute to slave labor.

    • The cost of nickel: Battery cells are shipped for melt down and recycle.  They are melted into 1 ton cubes , placed on rail cars, sent to port, and shipped to China.  China then reprocesses the nickel and sells that nickel foil to battery cell manufacturing companies.  Since January 2006 to May 2007, China has raised the price of nickel foil from $18K per ton to $57K per ton.  

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SBA Hub Zone Empowered Certified Contractor in an underdeveloped economic area of the Appalachia's: Located on the county line of Cocke County - Newport / Jefferson County - Dandridge, Tennessee. 

  • Doing business with a HubZone Empowered company may provide tax benefits for your company.

  • We qualify as a HubZone because

    • This Appalachian area has an average yearly per person income  well under the national poverty level, <16K per annum.

    • Has an average unemployment level well above the national average, >10%.

    • Borders the Cherokee Indian Reservation of the Smokey's

  • We chose this Tennessee location to give Hope to some and be an example for many.  You can provide a great benefit to our region by placing your orders with us today; keeping us in business, these mountain craftsmen and women on the payroll, and help build our community. 

    • We manufacture and assemble battery packs or assemble battery packs in the United States, thus actually made in the USA.

    • Rebuilding dry cell rechargeable battery packs of any voltage and amperage for any industry is a Specialty at Rathbone Energy, Inc. (Rebuild Batteries, Recell Batteries, Refurbish Batteries)

    • We serve clients in the United States and Internationally

There are no fancy buildings or flatulent egos to inflate at Rathbone Energy.  This helps keep our cost down while supplying you the best battery cell inserts.   We keep overhead to a minimum and have modest salaries allowing you the best value on the highest quality cells.  

Having a strong, "on-site", staff of quality engineers , who are employed by us and not sub-contracted, we offer a very effective repair center for many electronic devices.  When you have no schematic and you can still troubleshoot a device effectively and correctly you know you have a great staff.

Our Philosophy On This Issue

With our philosophy and work ethic we have, in the first quarter of 2007, officially taken a US government supplier contract order from a Chinese factory for 1000 battery packs per month using non-Chinese battery cells.  This was NO small task but all statistics above placed us in this position.  There will never be a $35.00 per hour job in our facility.

Since leaving Wal-Mart I have watched our country and years ago I myself was in the job market.  US citizens trying to keep up with the Jones family have out priced themselves.  US companies made a discovery that people in other countries could be trained to do the same jobs for substantially less income.  They left the US work force and they are not coming back.  US companies and @#$* unions do not care if the people are paid unfairly or even if they use slave labor.  But both the US companies, @#$* unions, and the employee became unreasonable, yes a relative position, but I and my staff have jobs.

I see empty factories and warehouses everywhere that I go and these realtors are still sitting on them with enormous  sell prices.  They could be renovated to incubator business for the backbone of America but are not.  I wish I had the money to invest in renovating these facilities for true US Small Business as well as Start up businesses.  And by the way, when I mention Small Business, I am not talking about GWB's 6.5 million dollar version.

The point is that our philosophy here at Rathbone Energy keeps jobs in America and even though we are not stealing oil and erasing American lives we expect your support if you are a "True Blood and Guts Amaracan".

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Battery Cells and Jewlery

Staff members just discovered why we have a sign up that states "No Jewlery Allowed" when working with battery cells.

On the other side of the coin however:

For several years we have searched out tool and die in the United States to manufacture the tooling needed for injection molding of our own line of Lithium Ion Broadcast Batteries.  We have local plastic companies who aggressively want the molding work and offer to do the work on their down time from larger orders to keep from sending employees home early.

But, in all these years every US tool and die company we have met with wanted to treat us as they have all the US Auto manufacturers.  They look at us as their cabin on the lake, third home, etc.  The average USA quote for tool and die has been +/- $36,000.00 for simple Proformer and ProPac / Hytron type cases.

In September 2006 I visited with the Vocational Directors of two local community colleges and two local high school vocational departments asking for an internship from the community colleges and high schools.  The community colleges informed me that they did not compete with local vendors.  The nearest was 75 miles away.  The high school vocation directors said no, they were teaching their students "real" skilled labor like tooling for the automobile manufacturing market. 

I was also there to interview potential electronic technicians to discover those programs were pulled from the local vocational colleges and high schools in most states several years ago by the state board of regions because the job market did not support the income levels wanted, so the jobs were continuing to go overseas to people who would work harder and smarter for much less money.  At least until they were Americanized. 

I train my technicians in-house, never ending, Not all have been bad, I have had some great employees but life moves us on.  Finally I have access to a few Mexican friends from the one local Mexican restaurant whose business, because of our economy, is slow.  Even with communications issues, I only need to show them a technique one time.  While I work, I no longer hear constant chatter or have absence issues.  They are there every day, you have to tell them to break, and they thank me for their jobs.  They actually like their jobs and working for me.

I would not leave the office of one of the local high school vocational directors until the director agreed to follow me back to my facility and see our needs.  He then informed me that they were more interested in training their students for skilled labor in tool and die and preferred to focus on the automotive industry.

I stated that I knew a kid who had graduated the previous year, had focused on their vocational training, and is working at a local fast food restaurant.  Insert: From exhaustive searches for a better landlord at the time I had traveled through several counties and could find large manufacturing facilities that had been closed from five to thirty years.  Good facilities where the manufacturer was tired of fighting with unions and internal theft of not just property, but also of time, and had moved off-shore years ago.  The realtors refuse to lease or turn the buildings into incubator business facilities. 

So I asked this vocational director exactly where his students were being hired for skilled labor as welders or tool and die because all the surrounding manufacturers had long since left the US for better pay rates and staffing.  He turned around and left.

Later I discovered these tool and die companies usually in turn farm out their work to China anyway.

What do you do?  I know that the battery pack leader in one industry, the broadcast industry, has gone off shore for many years to have their packs built.  When I open their packs the components say Made in ____, Not the USA.  Recently I came across the company that actually builds for them.  Many times in the past we have requested to build their products here in the Appalachia's but with No success.  Nonetheless, we are thankful for their success because rebuilding their products has feed several families here.  But soon we will no longer support their ni-cd lines at all and now offer what we consider a much better alternative broadcast battery line.

Reluctantly I began a search for manufacturers in China, preventing the employment here of additional local staff.  My Lithium Ion Broadcast Battery packs are manufactured in China to my specifications using Panasonic, Sanyo, and now, some LG cells.  LG got a foot in the door when the Panasonic Anode plant caught fire and battery cells were being allocated.

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