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Date: December 18, 2006
Eaton Donates $15,000 To Benefit Junior Achievement; Employees Raise Additional $7,800 To Support Work
JACKSON, Miss. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $15,000 to benefit Junior Achievement in Jackson, Miss. In addition to the donation from the company’s charitable fund, employees at the Jackson, Miss., facility raised an additional $7,800 through special events.
“This contribution is an investment in our local children, whose lives will be enhanced by participating in our programs and activities,” said Tom Tabereaux, Junior Achievement’s president. “We really appreciate Eaton’s involvement and support.”
The donation received from Eaton will fund Junior Achievement programs for approximately 500 students in the Jackson area. By educating and inspiring young people to value free enterprise, business and economics, it improves the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement develops the desire in young people to value education, promotes a positive attitude towards work and helps them contribute to a diverse society. Junior Achievement provides young people with more choices and opportunities, and prepares them to be first-class employees as they start their careers.
This donation continues Eaton’s long term support of Junior Achievement and its emphasis on employee engagement. In addition to volunteering as tutors and supporting fundraising events, employees sponsor a job-shadowing day for 20 local senior high school students. From 2001-2005, Eaton donated $38,000 to Junior Achievement.
“We’re proud of our employee involvement with Junior Achievement,” said Rick Busch, general manager, Eaton’s Jackson facility. “This year our bowl-a-thon event was a huge success and raised almost $7,800.”
Eaton’s facility in Jackson, part of the company’s aerospace business, employs approximately 550 people who design and manufacture a variety of hydraulic components and systems found on commercial and military aircraft, marine and defense vehicles around the world.
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 drive train systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, power train 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. For more information visit www.eaton.com.