Huntington, NY - January 24, 2017 - Building on his work to promote Long Island’s aerospace and defense industry, Rep. Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) toured Bren-Tronics, a military battery manufacturer based in Commack. Bren-Tronics employs about 220 people who specialize in making batteries and chargers for military use both in the U.S. and for our allies. Bren-Tronics was just awarded over $8 million from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply their BB-2590/U batteries to the U.S. warfighter.
“Many people think that the aerospace and defense industry has left Long Island, but there is actually a cluster of small and mid-size companies, like Bren-Tronics, who supply the larger aerospace and defense manufacturers. We need to do more to help promote and grow this cluster of companies so they can expand their capabilities and hire more employees, so Long Island can truly be “the 495 Research Corridor on High-Tech Island,” said Congressman Suozzi.
“We thank Congressman Suozzi for visiting our headquarters today and learning more about what we do. Bren-Tronics, Inc. is proud to support our troops by offering the most reliable power products, made in the U.S., as we have for the past 45 years,” said Sai Fung, CEO and President.
Last September, Bren-tronics received a $38 million contract to supply military-grade batteries and chargers for the U.S. Marine Corps. In October, they were awarded a $6.2 million contract to manufacture lithium-ion batteries.
In December, Congressman Suozzi hosted an Aerospace and Defense Industry Supply Conference, which included over 300 people representing over 180 local suppliers. The event featured speakers from the Department of Defense and leading aerospace companies, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Eric Chewning, Patricia McMahon (Northrop Grumman), Camille Geiger (Boeing) and Dave Logan (BAE Systems).