Date: March 2, 2007
Eaton Donates $40,000 To Cleveland Zoological Society
CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $40,000 to benefit the Cleveland Zoological Society, fundraising partner of the Cleveland Zoo. The funds, payable over two years, will be used to support the zoo’s new Elephant Crossing project, a world-class elephant breeding and research facility that will also showcase the diversity of African wildlife.
“The Elephant Crossing project seeks to catalyze growth in membership and attendance by 25 to 30 percent and will increase the annual regional economic benefit as well,” said Steve Taylor, zoo director. “We’re fortunate to have the support of businesses like Eaton that help make this possible.”
Elephant Crossing, a $20 – 25 million project represents the zoo’s latest and most significant commitment to Northeast Ohio as a center for conservation excellence and a tourism destination. The exhibit will feature African elephants, meerkats and exotic birds. Groundbreaking is scheduled for late 2007 and it is expected to open in 2010 or 2011. From 2004-2006, Eaton contributed $20,000 to the Cleveland Zoo.
“Eaton is committed to giving back to the communities in which we do business,” said Rick Jacobs, Eaton vice president - Supply Chain Management and Zoological Society board member. “This project will help elevate the Cleveland Zoo to one of the top 10 zoos in the country.”
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 990 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
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.