October 24, 2008
Eaton Donates $20,000 To Increase Students’ Math Proficiency
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a “Powering Communities Grant” to support the Cumberland County School District. The $20,000 donation will be used to provide materials for an algebra Jump Start program for local eighth grade students.
Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.
"We continually strive to offer innovative programs and practices to prepare our students for a successful future,” said Dr. Harrison, superintendent of the Cumberland County school district. “Thanks to Eaton’s generous donation we can better educate our students in algebra and ensure their academic growth."
The Cumberland County School District is the second largest employer in Cumberland County and consists of 87 elementary, middle and high schools. It is the fourth largest school district in North Carolina and the 79th largest in the U.S. In 2007, Eaton contributed more than $16,000 to the school district.
“Children and education are a high priority for Eaton,” said Kimberly Meade, human resources manager, Eaton’s Fayetteville facility. “Helping elementary school children tackle the subject of math is a great way to give something back to the community.”
Eaton’s facility in Fayetteville is part of the company’s Electrical Business and employs 700 full-time and contract employees. The Fayetteville plant has manufactured low-voltage motor controls and motor control systems in this location for 28 years.
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 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.