Date: December 12, 2007
Eaton Donates $35,000 To Benefit Community Organizations In Sumter
SUMTER, S.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation announced today it donated $35,000 to benefit local community organizations, including $25,000 to Crosswell Drive Elementary School and $10,000 to M.H. Newton Family Life Center
Crosswell Drive Elementary School, located in downtown Sumter, prepares students to become productive citizens by providing innovative and diverse learning opportunities in a safe and positive environment that is facilitated by staff, community, and home cooperation. The funds will be used to purchase 14 laptops and three promethium boards with projectors and tuners.
M.H. Newton Family Life Center is a community recreational center in Sumter. Funds will be used to sustain the after school program called HYPE (Helping Youth Pursue Excellence). Students are selected to participate in the program by principals, guidance counselors, teachers and parents. Each student receives a free meal and help with school assignments.
“Eaton is a company that recognizes the importance of giving back to the community,” said Brooke Hartman, Human Resources generalist, Eaton’s Sumter facility. “These organizations provide educational services and an increased quality of life for the residents of Sumter and the surrounding areas.”
Eaton’s Electrical Assemblies Division in Sumter, part of the company’s Electrical Group, provides custom designed configured-to-order panelboard and switchboards which consist primarily of circuit breakers, and other components, assembled into sheet metal enclosures. Approximately 760 employees work at the facility.
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 63,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.