Doug Petito

LI manufacturer powers up Army battery production

By GREGORY ZELLER // A longtime Long Island manufacturer will step up production of “advanced military batteries” for the U.S. Army, in a big way. Commack-based energy solutions expert Bren-Tronics Inc. has received a $6.2 million contract from U.S. Army Contracting Command involving the 44-year-old manufacturer’s military-grade, 24-volt “6T Li-Ion” batteries. The multi-year deal comes through the National Advanced Mobility Consortium, an alliance of traditional and nontraditional small businesses, large defense contractors, academic institutions and…