By Kathy Kahn
With their two warehouses busily shipping thousands of products each day out of Suffern, Jim Zimnoch and his partner, Peter Sherry, also wanted to bring knowledgeable reps and a convenient location to their Rockland neighbors.
To that end, the partners opened up U.S. Battery’s first brick-and-mortar store in Tallman.
Hospitals, police stations, state authorities and other municipal buyers are a staple for U.S. Battery, but owners say there is a need in Rockland when the motorized wheelchair, skimobile or mower needs a battery—“Now there’s a place to go where the reps are really in the know,” said Zimnoch.
“We don’t need to put up ‘sale’ signs because you are not going to find prices cheaper than this anywhere, nor the quality we offer, at a big box store. These are factory prices. We want to serve the community and offer them reliability with great products at factory prices.”
U.S. Battery is a member of the Rockland Business Association’s Green Council, and one of the company’s goals is to get a battery disposal box in every office or business in the county.
“You can’t throw lithium batteries in the trash, or drop your old car battery in with the recycling,” said Zimnoch. “Our goal is to get a box in every building, where we assist with the pickup and recycling. Today’s technology’s great, but we also have a responsibility to the environment…and recycling batteries is one of them.”
Visit U.S. Battery’s new store on Route 59 in Tallman or visit them on the web at www.USBatteryCenter.com.