December 19, 2008

Eaton’s Electrical Group Solidifies Participation In U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s PaYS Program

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced its Electrical Group has signed an agreement formalizing participation in the U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program.

The program was developed to help the Army attract, train and deploy talented young people who want to serve their country, but also want to secure their future professional and career success. As part of the agreement of the PaYS program, Eaton will consider appropriately qualified soldiers for employment once their Army service is complete.

“Eaton's Electrical Group represents the type of quality company that the Army is privileged to partner with in promoting the care and future of our young soldiers," said Lt. Col. Michael Matthews, commander of the Harrisburg Army Recruiting Battalion.

Enlistees in the program will gain specific job training and qualifications while in the U.S. Army. Once the service is complete, the soldier will be considered for employment by partner companies such as Eaton. This unique program is part of the Army’s effort to partner with America’s business community and reconnect America with the Army.

“We are looking forward to growing our business and need talented candidates to do that,” said Paul Cody, vice president/general manager, Eaton’s Electrical Service and Systems Division. “Many of our new hires are from the military and our customers have responded positively. Our military hires have outstanding training, initiative, leadership skills, and ethics. The PaYS program has been a huge success and we welcome the opportunity to grow with the program.”

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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 82,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit