Exide Technologies Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Exide Technologies is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

The industrial plant on the southwest side of town has a long history in Manchester – starting off in the ‘70s as Prestolite.

And Human Resources Manager Marty Langel says business is good.


Exide celebrated its 45th anniversary on Wednesday with lunch and cake for its staff, with the Delaware County Cattlemen grilling burgers and hot dogs. Mayor Milt Kramer and Delaware County Economic Development Director Donna Boss also attended, and awards were given to employees who had reached milestones, including 40 years of employment.


35 Year Service Awards


40 Year Service Awards


And they had a number of photos showcasing Exide’s 45-year history. We’ve included a few of those from the plant’s beginning in 1974 – including the first battery that came off the line.

First Years 1974


45th Anniversary Lunch Celebration


photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH