COAMO, Puerto Rico …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a “Powering Communities Grant” of $10,000 to benefit the Puerto Rico Department of Education. Funds will be used for the fine arts summer program designed to develop the artistic talents of Coamo students during the summer recess.
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.
“Eaton is committed to giving something back to the local communities in which we work,” said Miguel Hernandez, human resources manager, Eaton’s Coamo, Puerto Rico, facility. “We’re proud to play a part in improving the quality of education for our children.”
The Department of Education’s fine arts summer program began with a goal of 100 students and served 239 last year, of which 90 percent are the children of Eaton employees. Since 2007, Eaton has donated $54,000 to support this program.
“Arts education is an important element of the learning process,” said Miguel Borges, Coamo area superintendant, Department of Education. “Thanks to Eaton’s generous donation we can continue to expand the educational experience for our children during the summer months.”
Eaton’s facility in Coamo, Puerto Rico, part of the company’s Industrial Controls Division, employs approximately 312 people.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and 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 approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.