Doe Run Recognized as Premier Supplier to EnerSys

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According to EnerSys, a global provider of stored energy solutions, there are a number of characteristics that make a select few of its suppliers stand out as extraordinary. The Doe Run Company is pleased to be acknowledged as one of its "standouts."

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To be considered, the supplier must first have outstanding quality and on-time delivery

According to EnerSys, a global provider of stored energy solutions, there are a number of characteristics that make a select few of its suppliers stand out as extraordinary. The Doe Run Company is pleased to be acknowledged as one of its "standouts."

At the 2008 European Lead Acid Battery Conference held in late September in Warsaw, Poland, Larry Axt, vice president of Global Procurement for EnerSys, presented to Doe Run employees Lou Magdits, director of raw materials, and Jose Hansen, director of metal sales, a Supplier Performance Award. With approximately 350 global suppliers, Doe Run was one of only 17 EnerSys supplier companies to receive this honor, which is awarded every few years.

According to Axt, awardees are determined through a survey process among all of its plants. "To be considered, the supplier must first have outstanding quality and on-time delivery," stated Axt. "Then, we look for the added characteristics that set some suppliers apart from others. In Doe Run's case, that includes knowledgeable customer service staffers who are consistently responsive to plant requests; production planning personnel who change plans as needed to accommodate a variety of product specifications; Buick Resource Recycling Division's willingness to help on scrap and toll programs and technical support for alloys; and the Herculaneum Smelter's continued quality product and positive response to our strip lead needs."

Doe Run plans to circulate the award among all of its facilities and share with each facility specific customer service accomplishments that EnerSys cited.

"We are extremely pleased that one of our premier customers chose to honor our employees with a performance recognition award," said Jerry Pyatt, chief operating officer for Doe Run. "Our companywide goal is to be recognized as the preferred global provider of premium metals and services. An award such as this speaks to our progress in reaching that goal and is a tribute to the efforts of our entire workforce."

About EnerSys
Headquartered in Reading, Penn., EnerSys is recognized as a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. Their extensive line of motive power, reserve power, aerospace/defense and specialty batteries is complemented with a full range of integrated services and systems. In September, EnerSys broadened its product support for the fast growing renewable energy market by launching its EcoSafe product line. EcoSafe batteries, which use lead, nickel and lithium technologies, were developed specifically for renewable energy storage applications, including solar, wind turbine and other electricity-generation alternatives.

About The Doe Run Company
Based in St. Louis, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and the largest integrated lead producer in the Western Hemisphere. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world's largest, single-site lead recycling facilities, located in Boss, Mo. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit http://www.doerun.com.

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Kent Martin
314-453-7661
kmartin @ doerun.com
http://www.doerun.com

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