Florence Recycling Facility Honored For Energy Savings

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 14, 2013 – Johnson Controls’ Battery Recycling Facility in Florence, S.C. has been honored by a national energy company for responsible energy use.

Duke Energy named the facility one of its 2013 Power Partners, a designation for companies that model sustainability.

Duke established the awards in 1992 to highlight large businesses that demonstrate a commitment to energy efficiency and business growth.

The Johnson Controls Florence location is one of 18 award winners across the country.

“Duke Energy congratulates the 2013 Power Partner award winners,” said Joni Davis, vice president, large account management at Duke Energy. “This diverse group of winners demonstrates that smart energy usage is achievable by organizations of all sizes, across many industries. We applaud the examples set by these organizations.”

Johnson Controls will be recognized at a ceremony this winter.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.

About Johnson Controls Power Solutions

Johnson Controls Power Solutions is the global leader in lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for Start-Stop, hybrid and electric vehicles.  Our 50 manufacturing, recycling and distribution centers supply more than one-third of the world's lead-acid batteries to major automakers and aftermarket retailers.  Through our innovations we are building the advanced battery industry for hybrid and electric vehicles.  We were the first company in the world to produce lithium-ion batteries for mass-production hybrid vehicles.  Our commitment to sustainability is evidenced by our world-class technology, manufacturing and recycling capabilities.    

CONTACT:

Abe Lubetkin

(414) 524-3049

Abe.Lubetkin@jci.com

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