Eaton Makes a Difference in St. Louis and Surrounding Communities

Date: February 7, 2017

ELLISVILLE, MO — Power management company Eaton continues to demonstrate its commitment to the communities where its employees live, work and play. Since the inception of Eaton’s Bussmann Division community involvement program in 2011, employees have engaged in numerous volunteer days, events and donations for several charitable organizations in the St. Louis area.

Eaton increased regional volunteer opportunities within the last three years by 60 percent, offering employees over 25 different events in which to participate throughout the year. In 2016, Eaton employees and their families provided a combined total of 600 volunteer hours to local organizations including Missouri Patriot PAWS, Youth In Need and Operation Stream Clean. 

“Whether it’s building a home or feeding our neighbors, Eaton employees care to make a difference,” said Amy Foley, senior supply chain analyst at Eaton’s Bussmann Division. “From employee involvement to corporate grants, we are committed to choosing organizations that make a real impact on the local St. Louis community and surrounding areas where we live, work and play.”

During two volunteer days at the St. Louis Food Bank, employees packed 41,400 pounds of food, which provided 33,796 meals for the hungry. The company also supported Habitat for Humanity with a $5,000 corporate grant in addition to employees and their families volunteering 65 hours to build a house in St. Charles, Missouri. 

In addition to volunteering, Eaton provided a $25,000 grant to sponsor the children’s area at the St. Louis Walk for Wishes, which is a nationwide fundraiser for Make-A-Wish®. With this grant, five children battling life-threatening illnesses were granted a wish. Eaton employees also participated by walking and running in the 5K race. 

Eaton was recently awarded the 2016 Saint Louis Zoo Corporate Award. The award, which recognizes only one corporate partner annually, symbolizes the strong relationship between the Zoo and the local Eaton divisions. Through community involvement funding, in-kind donations and over 50 hours of volunteer time, Eaton has helped the Saint Louis Zoo to enrich both the animals and their environment. 

Eaton develops and manufactures Bussmann series fusible circuit protection, power management and electrical safety products designed to provide innovative overcurrent and overvoltage solutions. These products serve customers in industrial, commercial, alternative energy and electric vehicle markets and in other mission-critical applications.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Judy Simms-Brown
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