February 27, 2008
Eaton Contribution Will Help Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Tour China
PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that it will make a $5,000 donation to the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. The funds will help the orchestra send its 84 members and adult staff on a tour of China. The trip, which will take place in June 2008, will provide an important opportunity for artistic and cultural exchange.
As the premier youth orchestra in the Pittsburgh region, the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra aims not only to expose young people to classical music and provide training for future orchestral musicians, but also to showcase the culture and talent Pittsburgh has to offer. Young people from a wide range of ages, ethnic and racial backgrounds, income, education, and geographic locations participate in the orchestra.
"The Pittsburgh Youth Symphony is very grateful for Eaton’s generous donation,” said Craig Johnson, executive director of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra. “This will help enable us to take this group of young men and women to China, not only to spread the message of what Pittsburgh has to offer, but also to learn about other cultures through first-hand experience.”
The students will tour China from June 16-30, 2008, including stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Hong Kong.
“Eaton is truly a global company and the Asia Pacific region is home to many of our key operations. We’re proud to encourage this kind of cultural exchange in such a critical region,” said Randy Carson, Eaton senior vice president and president, Electrical Group.
“For some of these young people, this will be the experience of a lifetime. This is another way for us to give back to the Pittsburgh region, which has been so instrumental to the success of our business,” said Jerry Whitaker, Eaton vice president and president, Power Component and Systems Operations.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in electrical control, power distribution, uninterruptible power supply and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical brands, including Cutler-Hammer®, MGE Office Protection Systems, Powerware®, Holec® and MEM®, provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, IT, mission critical and OEM markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer with 2007 sales of $13.0 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 64,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.