Date: September 6, 2007
Eaton Donates $16,162 To Cumberland County School District
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $16,162 to the Cumberland County School District. The funds will be used to purchase Autodesk Design Academy software for Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, for use in the drafting labs.
"As one of the premier businesses in our community, Eaton leads the way in creating long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with schools,” said Dr. Harrison, superintendent of the Cumberland County school district. “Providing AutoDesk software to the high schools will stimulate students’ interest early and help build better skills for entering Fayetteville Tech as a candidate for a two or four-year technical degree."
In 2006, Eaton contributed $32,000 to the Cumberland County School District to purchase Autodesk Design Academy software for two of the four high schools in the district.
“Children and education are a strong focus for our employees,” said Kimberly Meade, human resources manager, Eaton’s Fayetteville location. “Supporting the high schools in Cumberland County is great way to give back to the community.”
Eaton’s facility in Fayetteville is part of the company’s Electrical business and employs 700 full-time and contract employees. The Fayetteville plant has manufactured low-voltage motor controls and motor control systems in this location for 26 years.
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.