Date: August 14, 2007
Eaton Donates $25,000 To Community Organizations In Forest City
FOREST CITY, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $25,000 to support local community organizations, including $20,000 to Grace of God Rescue Mission in Forest City and $5,000 to Boys Scouts of America Piedmont Council.
Funds donated to the Grace of God Rescue Mission will be used to replace the flooring at the men’s shelter, the women’s shelter and the Grace country kitchen. The Mission provides shelter and assistance to low-income and underprivileged individuals. The shelters serves from 50 to 75 people daily.
The $5,000 donation to the Boy Scouts of America will be used to subsidize costs to join the scouts. The Boy Scouts offer a year-round program for boys ages 11 to 17. Through the Boy Scout program, young men can strengthen character, personal fitness and good citizenship.
“Ensuring that these agencies continue to provide assistance to the citizens of Forest City and the surrounding area is very important,” said Rob Williams, plant manager, Eaton’s Forest City facility. “It’s rewarding to work for a company with such a strong tradition of helping to improve the quality of life in our local community.”
Eaton’s Forest City facility, part of the company’s hydraulics business, employs approximately 200 people who support and manufacture hydraulic hoses and hose fittings.
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 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.