Date: October 12, 2007
Eaton Donates $10,000 To Benefit St. Luke’s Clinic
JACKSON, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $10,000 to benefit St. Luke’s Clinic in Jackson, Mich. The funds will be used to help sustain the current operation of the facility and to allow for the purchase of needed equipment.
“Through the generosity of companies like Eaton we are able to offer basic health care to the uninsured and the underinsured in Jackson for 22 hours each week,” said James A. O’Connor, executive director, St. Luke’s Clinic. “We are so grateful for their involvement and support.”
St. Luke’s Clinic is a Christian, volunteer-based medical clinic providing free, comprehensive medical care to the uninsured. Their goal is to treat the whole person, body and soul, with dignity and respect in order to meet basic health needs and to improve quality of life. St. Luke’s is funded by grants, donations and volunteer services.
"Eaton recognizes the importance of giving back to the communities in which we do business,” said Andy Weeks, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Aerospace Operations – Conveyance Systems Division. “We’re proud to be associated with St. Luke’s and their important mission to provide health care to people with little or no medical insurance.”
Eaton has three locations in Jackson and approximately 750 employees. The two aerospace facilities make hoses, tubes and couplings for worldwide commercial and military markets. The hydraulics facility makes pneumatic and hydraulic tie-rod cylinders for the industrial manufacturing market.
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 drive train systems for safety and fuel economy; and automotive engine air management systems, power train solution and specialty controls for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 62,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 125 countries.