September 29, 2008

Eaton Opens New Energy Efficient Expansion Of Electrical Group Headquarters In Moon Township With Support Of Local Officials

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today celebrated the completion of its expanded Electrical Group headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon attended by Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and a contingent of state and local officials.

“The new building expansion allows us to accelerate our innovation in electrical solutions that deliver safe, efficient, and reliable power to buildings and demonstrates our leadership in green building products, design and function,” said Randy Carson, chief executive officer, Eaton’s Electrical Group.

“This event celebrates not only the opening of this state-of-the-art facility, but the tremendous support Eaton received from Allegheny County and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as well as the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, the Green Building Alliance and a host of state and local officials. They, and our dedicated Eaton employees, have helped solidify our role as a key economic development driver in the region,” said Carson.

The energy-efficient 120,000 square foot addition combines the Eaton’s Electrical Group‘s technical center and corporate offices, enabling more than 850 employees to work under one roof and engage in the design and development of electrical control, power distribution, interruptible power supply and industrial products, solutions and services for a global customer base. The expansion was designed and built with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in mind. The building is expected to earn LEED silver certification.

Eaton worked with the Allegheny County Department of Economic Development and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance to secure funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The Governor’s Action Team helped coordinate funding efforts.

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®, MEM®, Santak and Moeller, 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 power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit


Mark Horner
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