Eaton Recognizes Positive Impact of Aerospace Industry on Technology and National Defense during National Aerospace Week
Date: September 13, 2011
CLEVELAND ... Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation is celebrating the American aerospace industry’s contributions to national security, technological security and the economy during National Aerospace Week, Sept. 11-17. Eaton is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), which sponsors the multi-year “Second to None” education campaign during National Aerospace Week.
The AIA reports that the aerospace and defense industry employs more than 800,000 workers across the U.S. and supports more than 2 million jobs and 30,000 supplier companies in all 50 states. The industry tallied record sales of $214.5 billion in 2010 along with the largest positive trade balance of any manufacturing sector, according to the AIA.
In the U.S., Eaton employs a workforce of approximately 4,000 at aerospace facilities in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island and Texas. Eaton’s aerospace products can be found on virtually every military, commercial and business aircraft in operation worldwide.
“We are proud to be part of an industry that plays such a critical leadership role in technology and national defense,” said Brad Morton, president of Eaton’s Aerospace Group. “We also recognize Eaton employees for taking pride in their work and demonstrating a genuine commitment to our customers and the communities in which we serve.”
In addition to their contributions to aerospace, Eaton employees participate year-round in a variety of volunteer and fundraising initiatives that help improve the quality of life in communities where they live and work.
Eaton’s highly skilled workforce is representative of the superior standards of the aerospace industry, which leads the U.S. in global competitiveness, notes the AIA. Eaton and the aerospace industry also offer a multitude of rewarding and well-paying careers for the next generation of job seekers.
For more on National Aerospace Week, visit www.NationalAerospaceWeek.org.
In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals, and fluid health monitoring products and systems. Eaton serves commercial and military aviation, aerospace, military weapons, marine and off-road markets worldwide.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.