August 22, 2008
SPENCER, Iowa … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a “Powering Communities Grant” of $25,000 to benefit the YMCA of Spencer. Funds will be used to support the expansion of the day care center to include infants and toddlers.
“Eaton has made an outstanding contribution to support this project,” said Becky LaBarre, executive director, YMCA. “Thanks to the company’s generosity we are able to provide a better variety of services, like day care, to our patrons and members of the community for years to come.”
The YMCA is a mission-driven organization serving Spencer and the surrounding communities for 44 years. Founded on Christian principles, their mission is to welcome and support families and help build fundamental values including honesty, respect and responsibility. The YMCA is for people of all ages, races, religions, incomes and abilities. A few of the facilities at the Spencer YMCA include, two swimming pools, an indoor track, three racquet ball courts, a state of the art weight training facility, sauna, steam room, whirlpool area and two gymnasiums.
“We strive to make a difference in the community and give back to programs that better the lives of the citizens,” said Tara Hinderks, human resources generalist, Eaton’s Spencer facility. “The day care center expansion will make it easier on working parents who want to be sure their children are in a safe and happy environment during the day.”
Eaton’s facility in Spencer, part of the company’s Hydraulics Business, employs approximately 450 people who manufacture hydraulic pumps and motors for the agriculture and construction markets.
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 www.eaton.com.