June 20, 2008
RALEIGH, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s donation of $70,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will help support the construction of an energy efficient home. The house will be built in Capital Pines, a new development of attached dwellings in Raleigh, N.C. The homes are energy efficient, include natural areas for green space and are ecologically-friendly.
“Eaton is our first corporate sponsor to tackle an energy efficient home build,” said John Cramer, president of the board of directors, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. “Their generous donation will not only help fulfill a family’s dream by creating a place for them to put down roots, it will also result in a greener environment.”
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County helps people build and buy their own homes. Since 1985, they have joined with individuals and local organizations to build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families living at poverty income levels who cannot qualify for mortgages at market rates. The organization serves all of Wake County and its 12 municipalities including Apex, Cary, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Raleigh, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon.
“Eaton employees are empowered to improve the quality of life in the communities where they work,” said Edward Komoski, vice president and general manager, Power Quality Division. “In addition to the financial contribution, many of our employees will support this project by volunteering to be a part of the home build. This strong tradition of giving back to the community is part of the Eaton culture.”
In 2006, Eaton’s power quality and controls organization donated $60,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County for the building of a single family home in Raleigh.
Eaton’s Power Quality Division in Raleigh, part of the company’s Electrical Group, employs approximately 900 people who design, manufacture and support uninterruptible power supplies.
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.