Eaton Volunteers Spend Day Working on Delayed Habitat Homes in Cleveland; $46,000 Donation Allows Habitat to Finish Homes for Deserving Families

Date: October 8, 2009

CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today helped the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity get closer to finishing three homes for deserving families in the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland. The completion of these homes had been delayed due to the effect of the economy on incoming donations to Habitat for Humanity.

Eaton’s Vice Chairman and Industrial Sector Chief Operating Officer Craig Arnold brought nearly 40 volunteers, including his senior leadership team and employees from Eaton’s Euclid and Aurora, Ohio, plants, to the site for a day of kitchen, bath and porch building.

Arnold presented a check for $46,000 to Habitat for Humanity, which will allow the agency to complete interior construction and exterior landscaping, and get anxious families into their first home.

“Eaton is proud of its long history of civic involvement in Cleveland and in all the communities around the globe in which we operate,” said Arnold. “It’s a pleasure working with the good people from Habitat, who do so much for deserving families in our community. With our contributions today, three families are now much closer to realizing their dream of home ownership.”

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 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.

Kelly Blazek
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