Date: October 5, 2006


WESTMINSTER, S.C.… Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $10,000 to benefit Tri-County Technical College. The funds will be used to enhance the school’s Trinity Workplace Learning System, a web-delivered industrial skills training program designed to teach practical skills to maintenance technicians.

“We appreciate Eaton’s contribution and the ultimate outcomes this donation will provide,” said Dr. Ronnie L. Booth, president, Tri-County Technical College. “This money will benefit hundreds of students who take advantage of our World Class Training Center each year.”

Eaton’s Westminster facility and Tri-County Technical College have enjoyed a mutually supportive industry and educational partnership since 1988. In 2002, Eaton became the sixteenth area industry to join the World Class Training Center, located on the school’s campus. The center provides workforce development, training and services to assist companies in achieving performance goals. Two Eaton employees serve on the World Class Training Center Advisory Committee, which provides guidance in program development and identifying industry training needs.

“Eaton is a company that recognizes the importance of giving back to the community,” said Ron Young, plant manager, Eaton’s Westminster facility. “This partnership will result in increased skill levels for job candidates in the manufacturing industry.”

Eaton’s Westminster facility, part of the company’s automotive business, employs approximately 330 employees who produce engine valves.

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.

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