LOS ANGELES … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” totaling $30,000 to support community organizations in the Los Angeles area. The donations will be used to enhance various programs that positively affect the lives of citizens throughout the region.
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 employees are invested in the Los Angeles community and make a strong effort to give something back," said Ed Krestancik, Eaton operations director for the Aerospace Group Power and Motion Control Division in Los Angeles. "We are proud to be associated with organizations that foster education and improve the quality of life for many citizens in the area."
Funding recipients include:
- FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) – $10,000 to encourage students to become science and technology leaders through mentoring programs that build science, engineering and technology skills. Three Eaton employees are currently FIRST volunteers.
- Los Angeles Regional Foodbank – $10,000 to support the Food Distribution Fund in LA County. Eaton’s Community Involvement Team holds a food drive each year for the Foodbank.
- Union Rescue Mission – $10,000 to support the Hope Gardens Center, a shelter for women and children who are transitioning into new households. More than 100 Eaton employees volunteer at the Mission in a variety of capacities.
Eaton’s aerospace facility in Los Angeles employs approximately 320 people who manufacture hydraulic and pneumatic components for the commercial and military aerospace market.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 72,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.