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More than 350 Eaton Employees Volunteer at Camp George L. Forbes

Date: May 23, 2017


CLEVELAND ... More than 350 employees from power management company Eaton volunteered at Camp George L. Forbes May 15 and 16. Employees from six Eaton Greater Cleveland locations completed nearly 50 projects during the two-day event.


“Around the world our employees give generously of their time and funds in the communities where we live and work,” said Taras G. Szmagala, Jr., senior vice president, Public & Community Affairs and Corporate Communications. “We appreciate the opportunity to roll up our sleeves at Camp George L. Forbes to show our support of the local community and deliver on our commitment to make our communities stronger.” 


Over the course of the two day event, Eaton volunteers completed 50 projects painting residential cabins, building benches and cabinets, upgrading to energy efficient lighting, landscaping, installing a low ropes course, building a fire circle and building boat storage.


“Eaton's impact will be felt long after the project and will provide an enhanced experience for children and seniors for years to come,” said Debra Kusa, Camp Manager. “We are honored they have selected us as a recipient for their annual service day.”


The City of Cleveland’s Camp George L. Forbes, in the Department of Public Works, was founded in 1933 and serves as a vibrant place of community for residents of the city. Sprawling 27 acres in Highland Hills, Camp Forbes offers a no-cost summer residential camp program for more than 1,000 nine to 12 year olds from Cleveland. During the school year, the day camp offers programs to children ages nine to 14 and wellness programs for Cleveland senior citizens.


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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Dominque Wallace, Carmella Mandeville and Ashley Romano repair and paint benches for poolside seating.
Volunteers replaced restroom stalls in the administration building.