August 13, 2008

Eaton Supports Forest City-Area Organizations With $35,000 In Grants

FOREST CITY, N.C. …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Forest City, N.C., area. The $35,500 in grants will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.

"Eaton is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we operate," said Lori Ray, manager – Human Resources for Eaton’s hydraulics facility in Forest City. "We are proud to support these organizations because they provide beneficial programs and services that help to enhance the lives of the citizens of Forest City and the surrounding areas."

Funding recipients include:

• County of Rutherford Finance Office - $12,500 to purchase transmitters, receivers and wristbands to support the Project Lifesaver International Program, a program dedicated to bringing loved ones home.

• Rutherford Lifeservices - $12,500 to provide nursing care, meals, activities, chaplain services and socialization for adults in need.

• Southern Nash Middle School, Middlesex, N.C. - $10,000 to purchase a mobile computer lab for teachers to use in their classrooms to help students improve their technology skills and broaden their knowledge.

Eaton’s facility in Forest City, N.C., part of the company’s Hydraulics Business, employs approximately 200 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