Date: August 29, 2007
Eaton Donates $13,000 To Local Community Organizations In Beaver Pennsylvania
BEAVER, Pa. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $13,000 to support local community organizations, including $5,000 to Girls Hope of Pittsburgh, $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity and $3,000 to Corporation for Owner-Operated Projects (CO-OP).
Girls Hope of Pittsburgh is a non-profit, non-denominational program for young girls who need to be out of their homes due to poverty, parental illness, death, neglect or the inability to protect the child from harmful neighborhood conditions. Girls Hope opened its first house in Baden in October, 1991 and a second house in Clinton in October, 2001. The $5,000 grant will be used to purchase textbooks and educational supplies as well supporting its summer intern program that introduces older girls to a business environment for a six-week period.
Habitat for Humanity provides the opportunity for home ownership to families unable to qualify for a traditional mortgage because of a low income level. Eaton employees have participated in the construction of Habitat houses since 2005. The $5,000 donation will be used to underwrite the cost of family support committee services that provide vital educational tools to families and volunteers.
CO-OP is dedicated to facilitating entrepreneurial development, job creation and job retention in Beaver and Lawrence Counties. Since 2003, Eaton has contributed $6,000 to CO-OP and through its participation on the group’s Board of Directors; Eaton has been able to help CO-OP establish hundreds of small businesses. The $3,000 grant will be used to continue growing small business in Beaver County.
“Ensuring that these agencies continue to provide assistance to those in need is very important,” said John Dorman, plant manager, Eaton’s Beaver, Pa., facility. “It’s very rewarding to work for a company with such a strong tradition of giving back to the community.”
Eaton’s facility in Beaver, Pa., is part of the company’s electrical business and employs approximately 430 people. The Beaver plant manufacturers molded case circuit breakers, designed to protect people, equipment and facilities from electrical overloads and faults. Beaver also produces a range of accessories for these breakers such as attachments, motor operators, handle mechanisms and terminals to complement the breakers in various applications.
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.