EnerSys® Awarded Approved Supplier Status at Mid-States® Distributing Company, Inc.

READING, Pennsylvania, May 8, 2018 – EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, recently achieved Approved Supplier status at Mid-States® Distributing Company, Inc. Mid-States is a Buying Cooperative that was founded in 1954 and whose retail members have become the nation’s premier retailers in the farm and home store channel. They are approaching seven hundred stores in thirty-four states and five Canadian provinces. As an Approved Supplier, EnerSys® now has access to the buyers for the Mid-States member stores.

Manufactured with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, the pure lead plates used in the construction of ODYSSEY® batteries are made thinner, allowing for more to fit in the battery. The increased number of plates results in more surface area, increased power and massive deep cycling capability. The rugged construction and non-spillable dry cell design of ODYSSEY® batteries protects against high impact shock and mechanical vibration, which are common causes of battery failure.

“ODYSSEY® batteries are an ideal solution for a variety of applications – whether for automotive, marine and powersports applications or for today’s farm equipment,” said Tom Rafferty, National Account Manager at EnerSys. “As a Mid-States Approved Supplier, we not only have the opportunity to offer customers the ODYSSEY® battery product line, but also to be part of a program built upon integrity, quality and reliability.”

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EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric-powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies, and numerous applications requiring stored energy solutions including medical, aerospace and defense systems. Outdoor equipment enclosure products are utilized in the telecommunication, cable, utility, transportation industries and by government and defense customers. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.


Mid-States Distributing Company, Inc. has become the nation’s premier retailer in the farm store channel. Mid-States has 41 members, employing 35,000+ associates, approaching 700 store locations in 34 states and 5 Canadian provinces with annual sales in excess of 6 billion dollars.  For more information, visit

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