Eaton donates $10,000 to benefit Coltrane-Webb elementary school program
CONCORD, NC ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced that on May 2 it donated $10,000 to Coltrane-Webb Elementary School. The funds will be used to support "Readiness Kindergarten," a school program designed to develop skills necessary to be successful in kindergarten.
"This generous donation speaks to Eaton's ongoing commitment to the citizens of Concord, especially the children," said Paige Moore, principal of Coltrane-Webb. "The fundamentals taught in this program will stay with these kids for the rest of their lives."
"Readiness Kindergarten" is intended to develop the skills necessary to be successful in the Kindergarten setting. The program will run for 5 weeks and focus on the exposure and development of pre-reading skills, math skills, and social interactions. The students eligible for this experience are coming from a background that has been limited in pre-reading exposures and absent from any structured learning environment.
"Children and education are a strong focus for our employees," said Clark Simpson, plant manager for Eaton’s Concord location. "Supporting the Readiness Kindergarten program is a great way to give back to the community."
The Eaton facility, part of the company's Truck business, produces heavy duty clutches for class 6, 7, and 8 trucks. Approximately 78 employees work at the site.
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.