Eaton acquires assets of Pringle Electrical




CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE: ETN) announced today it has acquired the principal assets of one of its suppliers, Pringle Electrical Manufacturing Company, a Montgomeryville, Pa., manufacturer of bolted contact switches and other specialty switches.

Pringle's sales during the last year were $6 million, with one third of these to Eaton. The acquisition of Pringle Electrical's line of bolted contact switches will secure the supply of an important component used in a variety of Eaton's switchgear products.

Pringle engineered and built the first bolted contact switch, now a standard in high-current switching applications. Custom-built for heavy-duty applications, bolted contact switches are most often used for rectifier disconnects, crane and electrified rail isolation, battery disconnects, uninterruptible power systems and similar applications.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2004 sales of $9.8 billion. Eaton is a global leader in electrical systems and components for power quality, distribution and control; fluid power systems and services for industrial, mobile and aircraft equipment; intelligent truck drivetrain systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, powertrain solutions and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 57,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.


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