August 25, 2020

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Press Release

Impact of COVID-19 on Industrial and Transportation Lead Battery Markets – Mid-year Reforecast

Industry Experts to Headline Battery Council International Webinar on September 9

CHICAGO, August 25, 2020 –Recognizing that COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on North American and world economies, Battery Council International (BCI) will host a webinar September 9 to provide a mid-year reforecast on the pandemic’s impact on lead batteries in the industrial and transportation battery markets.

“BCI’s powerful shipping data for industrial and transportation batteries provides uniquely focused insights into the impact on the lead battery industry,” said Roger Miksad, BCI executive vice president. “We realize that the forecast we provided during our virtual convention earlier this year was too early to account for market disruption generated by COVID-19. Our goal is to provide our membership and others with a more informed picture of the marketplace based on current market data.”

The September 9 webinar will revisit the forecasts presented at the BCI Virtual Convention earlier this year.  Based on updated 2020 data, Nick Starita, Hollingsworth & Vose Co. president of the energy and industrial systems division, and Ray Kubis, Gridtential chairman, will discuss battery shipment re-forecasts and the effects on the market from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Registration is open to the public, and complimentary for BCI members. Information and fees can be found here.


Battery Council International is the North American trade association representing the lead-based battery manufacturing, supply, recycling and distribution companies. For more information on the association, visit