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Eaton colleagues step up to help people during COVID-19 crisis

Eaton colleagues step up to help people during COVID-19 crisis

 April 30, 2020

Eaton employees around the world are stepping up to support their local communities during the COVID-19 crisis. 

"The work our teams do matters now more than ever. Thank you to all our employees for their exceptional work during this extraordinary time," the company states.

Here's a taste of how Eaton colleagues have been lending a hand at this challenging time.

Making a difference in Poland

Eaton's Tczew, Poland, facility made a $30,000 charitable donation to a local hospital (pictured above), which used the funds to purchase a ventilator and two video laryngoscopes to help in the fight against COVID-19. The plant also donated 100 liters of disinfectant and 50 face shields and some team members from the facility are also volunteering at the hospital.

Setting up hospitals 

When COVID-19 hit hard in Wuhan, Eaton employees helped China build the new Huoshenshan and Leishanshan hospitals. Its senior sales representative Haitao Hu and his team worked night and day on the project—through the Chinese New Year holiday—to help ready the supplies needed to get the hospitals up and running.

Expediting lead times for essential providers 

The team at Eaton's Power Breaker Reconditioning Center in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, expedited lead times to support a medical research center, a hospital and a communication provider’s data center. Typical lead times for remanufacturing circuit breakers are four to six weeks, but the PBRC prioritized these customers' orders for faster turnaround - some at a record 5.5 days.

Feeding families in India

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic has had the deepest impact on those earning daily wages and the homeless. Eaton's Senior Engineer, Saddam Kahn, and his friends decided to help those in need by collecting money via crowd funding and supplying daily essentials to families. They raised INR 1.5 lakh (approximately $2,000) and supported 300 families with groceries and other essentials.

Eaton Senior Category Buyer, Ashish Joshi, is also helping feed families in India by by preparing and distributing home-cooked meals to those most affected by the pandemic. Ashish receives help from local charity organizations and state police in identifying communities that greatly need distribution. 

Donating hand sanitizer 

Eaton's team in Lincoln, Illinois, donated a 55-gallon drum of hand sanitizer to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, using a forklift to hoist the container into the truck bed. Hospital employees expressed their thanks for the donation and the team’s support, which helped them meet a critical need during the crisis. 

Manufacturing critical equipment

Eaton's Hydraulics facility in Pune, India, is supplying hydraulic cylinders used to manufacture critical healthcare equipment. Since India is under a complete lockdown, the site received special permission to continue to run the production cell with minimum operations. 

Work for a company that helps communities

Eaton's products and technologies make a difference in the world - but the company's efforts to provide help during the COVID-19 outbreak show that the business thinks beyond its regular services.

To make a difference through your career, search and apply for a job with Eaton.


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