August 12, 2008

Eaton Supports Beaver-Area Organizations With $16,000 In Grants

BEAVER, Pa. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Beaver area. The $16,000 in grants will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.

"One of Eaton’s core values is to be considerate of our communities," said John Dorman, plant manager – Electrical Components Operations, Beaver, Pa. "We are proud to support these organizations because they help foster a culture that provides enriching opportunities to the citizens of Beaver and the surrounding areas."

Funding recipients include:

• Girls Hope - $5,000 to sponsor tutoring, uniforms, books and materials for girls who need to be out of their homes due to parental abuse, neglect or illness.

• Habitat for Humanity - $5,000 to underwrite partial cost for the salary of a construction manager.

• Penn State Beaver Summer Youth Camps - $1,000 to provide free attendance to the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education’s youth enrichment camps for children from low-income families.

• Women’s Center of Beaver County - $5,000 to support a skill-building workshop series for women who are victims of domestic or sexual violence.

Eaton’s facility in Beaver, part of the company’s Electrical Group, employs approximately 450 employees.

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