Eaton Secures Stimulus Funds to Help Power New Military Medical Center

Date: February 24, 2010

PITTSBURGH … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation (NYSE:ETN) today announced that it will supply $8 million in electrical products and services to support the consolidation of two medical centers into the new San Antonio Military Medical Center on the Fort Sam Houston Army base in Texas.

The project ranks as one of San Antonio’s largest-ever construction jobs. Eaton is participating in the project through one of its customers, Conti Electric, a Detroit-based electrical contractor. The U.S. stimulus program is funding the project.

“Eaton’s products are designed for the highest reliability, which is critical for medical centers,” said Jerry R. Whitaker, president, Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Americas Region. “As a leader in world-class power solutions, we are well positioned to provide products and services to major government and institutional customers.”

Construction of the new facility began in early 2009 with a mid-2011 completion date. The project involves constructing a 700,000 square-foot medical trauma tower that includes 425 inpatient beds, 32 operating rooms, a Level 1 trauma/emergency room, bone marrow and organ transplant facilities, and neonatal/pediatric units to serve more than 27,000 military and civilian personnel; renovating more than 280,000 square feet of hospital space; and constructing a central energy plant and parking garage with a vehicle capacity of almost 5,000. Eaton will provide power management services and products. This will include distribution low voltage products such as panelboards and switchboards, as well as services for start up, testing and training.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader in power distribution, power quality, control and industrial automation products and services. Eaton’s global electrical product lines, including Cutler-Hammer®, Moeller®, Powerware®, Holec®, MEM®, Santak®, and MGE Office Protection Systems™ provide customer-driven PowerChain Management® solutions to serve the power system needs of the data center, industrial, institutional, government, utility, commercial, residential, and OEM markets worldwide.

Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 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. For more information, visit .

Mark Horner
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