Energy Storage Company Reaches Deal With Naval Base

Posted: Updated:
Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is located on the third-largest naval installation in the world. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane is located on the third-largest naval installation in the world.

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division has reached an agreement for a public-private partnership with Newberry-based Battery Innovation Group LLC. The deal allows BIG to utilize NSWC Crane's battery research labs and equipment.

The Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence partnership is a technology transfer agreement, allowing for the use of battery testing and evaluation capabilities at NSWC Crane's facility. BIG says the deal also allows for regional economic development.

"We are excited about adding another strategic agreement to our T2 portfolio," said NSWC Crane Commanding Officer, Captain JT Elder. "Agreements of this nature foster cooperation between the Department of Defense and private industry and help to reduce cost and maximize capacity."

BIG is a for-profit partner of the Battery Innovation Center that focuses on providing services to the commercial energy storage industry, including testing and certification, contract manufacturing and product marketing. The BIC, which is located adjacent to NWSC Crane, is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the development, testing and commercialization of lightweight energy storage systems for commercial and defense organizations.

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Shaina Keck

      Pier 48 Manager Named

      FK Restaurant Group has named Shaina Keck sales and banquet manager for Pier 48 Fish House and Bar in downtown Indianapolis. She previously served in sales at Kilroy's Bar & Grill. Keck is a graduate of Indiana University Kelly School of Business with a bachelor of science degree in finance and accounting with a concentration in international studies.  
    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      U.S. Steel Cuts Jobs, Low Price Imports Partially to Blame

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs. 

    • Gas City Startup Helping Hemp Farmers

      Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...

    • Lucy Schaich

      City of Bloomington Promotes Schaich

      The city of Bloomington has promoted Lucy Schaich to volunteer network coordinator, a program of the Community and Family Resources Department.  She served as assistant coordinator from 2000 until 2018, when she became the volunteer network’s interim director. Schaich is a graduate of Indiana University.