Date: January 23, 2007
Eaton Donates $30,000 To Benefit Habitat For Humanity
JACKSON, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $30,000 to benefit the Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity. Funds will be used to sponsor a construction project this year. The project will be the first build of 2007 and will be located at 524 Wilson Street in Jackson, two blocks from Eaton’s East Avenue plant.
“We value Eaton’s longstanding partnership and commitment to our mission of helping improve the lives of people in the community through homeownership,” said Karen Tursich, executive director, Greater Jackson Habitat for Humanity. “It’s a fulfilling experience when people pull together to give a family a hand-up.”
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable, decent homes for low-income families. The process begins with a homeowner-selection process that chooses applicants who have a need to improve their housing situation and have the ability to pay modest monthly mortgages. Applicants must be willing to work a minimum of 250 "sweat equity" hours on the construction of their home, attend homeowner classes, fully participate in a partnership with Habitat staff, sponsors, and volunteers, and commit to maintaining their Habitat home and community.
In 2006, Eaton employees worked on a home-build project directly across the street from the East Avenue location as part of their United Way Days of Caring volunteer work.
“We’re proud to be working with such an outstanding organization and to be in a position to make a positive contribution to our community,” said Andy Weeks, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Aerospace Operations. “Our employees have a great tradition of helping those less fortunate and this shows what they’re willing to do.”
Eaton has three locations in Jackson. The two aerospace facilities make hoses, tubes and couplings for worldwide commercial and military markets. The hydraulics facility makes pneumatic and hydraulic tie-rod cylinders for the industrial manufacturing market.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2006 sales of $12.4 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.