Eaton Corporation, Forest City Plant, presented funding totaling $20,000 to two community organizations on Wednesday, November 6.
Shingle Hollow Volunteer Fire Department was the recipient of $14,500 that will be used for purchasing special cleaning equipment for turnout gear that will enable firefighter's health to be better protected from debris and chemicals that are absorbed by their uniforms when firefighting. Additionally, SHVFD plans to purchase thermal imaging cameras (TICS) to allow responding firefighters to have infrared vision in dark and smoke filled spaces where life threatening emergencies can occur. Accepting for SHVFD were Assistant Chiefs Ray Ledford and Randy Hardin.
Rutherford County Library received $5,500 to help with READ the Rails - Rail Trail Adventures program that provides a "story walk" to children and families enjoying the Rails to Trails pathways. Giant laminated story books will be displayed along the trail system encouraging both family literacy and physical activity. Accepting for the Library was Maria Davis, Library Branch Manager.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. They 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 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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