Date: August 29, 2007
Eaton Supports Lincoln-Area Organizations With $21,500 In Grants
LINCOLN, Ill. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it has donated $21,500 to support local community organizations in the Lincoln area. The grants will be used to sustain various activities and programs benefiting citizens throughout the region.
"Eaton recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities in which we do business," said Patti Becker, Human Resources manager, Eaton’s Lincoln facility. "We are proud to partner with organizations that provide valuable support and educational services to the citizens of Lincoln."
Funding recipients include:
• Lincoln and Logan County Development Partnership - $10,000 to help upgrade their computer and technology equipment.
• Lincoln Area YMCA - $6,000 to support the arts programs that the YMCA offers in the community.
• Junior Achievement (JA) - $5,500 to allow every West Lincoln Broadwell school student the opportunity to participate in JA programs.
Eaton’s facility in Lincoln, Ill., part of the company’s electrical business, manufactures power distribution devices such as loadcenters, metering devices and air conditioning disconnects for residential markets. Approximately 650 employees work at the site.
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.