BEAVER, PA ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced it donated $5,000 to benefit Habitat for Humanity®, $3,000 to benefit the Corporation for Owner Operator Projects (CO-OP) and $1,500 to benefit the Boy Scouts of America®.
Habitat for Humanity provides the opportunity for home ownership to families unable to qualify for a traditional mortgage because of income level. In 2005, twelve Eaton employees helped construct a new home in Midland, Penn., near the Beaver plant. This year employees at the company's Beaver, Penn., facility plan to repeat the effort, once this summer and again in the fall. Funding from this grant will be used to educate 10 qualifying Habitat families in the Beaver area on sound financial techniques to successfully deal with new home ownership. In addition to the financial support and volunteer time, Eaton also will donate electrical components to support these homebuilding efforts.
CO-OP is dedicated to facilitating entrepreneurial development, job creation and job retention. Since its inception 21 years ago, Eaton has supported this organization by providing funds and direction. Through participation on the Board of Directors, Eaton has been able to help CO-OP establish hundreds of small businesses. Funding from this grant will be used to continue growing small business in Beaver County.
Boy Scouts of America has been in existence for nearly 100 years and continues to be one of the nation's leading youth programs of character development and values-based leadership training. The Boy Scout Council trains young people in citizenship, service and leadership, and works to build strong youth, families and communities. The Boy Scouts collaborate with numerous local groups, collect food for the needy and perform service projects. Eaton's funding will help serve at-risk children in Beaver County through the Scouts' "Service to Country, Service to County" outreach campaign.
"Ensuring that these agencies continue to provide assistance to those in need is very important," said John Dorman, plant manager, Eaton's Beaver, Penn., facility. "It feels good to work for a company with such a strong tradition of giving back to the community."
Eaton's facility in Beaver, Penn., is part of the company's Electrical business and employs approximately 416 people. The Beaver plant manufacturers molded case circuit breakers, designed to protect people, equipment and facilities from electrical overloads and faults. Beaver also produces a range of accessories for these breakers such as attachments, motor operators, handle mechanisms and terminals to complement the breakers in various applications.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2005 sales of $11.1 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 60,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.