April 23, 2008
Eaton Receives Coveted Supplier Quality Award
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that its Belmond, Iowa, engine valve manufacturing plant has received Silver Status Supplier Quality Excellence Certification from Caterpillar, Inc.
“We’re extremely honored to receive this recognition as it validates the hard work and focus of our employees,” said Joe Palchak, Eaton vice president and president – Engine Air Management Operations.
Eaton’s Belmond facility supplies Caterpillar with various types and sizes of engine valves that go into Caterpillar’s industrial, marine and on-highway diesel engines.
With sales of $1.6 billion in 2007 and 11,000 employees around the world, Eaton’s Automotive Group supplies the passenger car, light-truck and commercial vehicle industries with critical components that reduce emissions and fuel consumption and improve vehicle stability and performance. Principal products include, engine valves and valve train components, transmission and engine controls, superchargers, locking and limited slip differentials, cylinder heads, fluid conveyance components, decorative body moldings and spoilers.
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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; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; hydraulics, fuel and pneumatic systems for commercial and military aircraft; 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 79,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.