$10,000 to Junior Achievement

Diversified in­dustrial manufacturer Eaton Cor­poration announced a Pow­ering Communities grant of $10,000 to Junior Achievement Guelph-Wellington last week.

Funds will support the business and money-manage­ment programs offered to students in grades 3 to 12.

The company’s grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton em­ployees live and work.

Ramona Ostrander, execu­tive director of the local Junior Achievement, said, “As the Guelph and area business com­munities continue to unite with [us] in impacting youth suc­cess, we welcome this show of confidence and support from Eaton Corporation.”

Junior Achievement offers programs to learn about business practices. There is no charge to the schools or stud­ents for the programs. Instruc­tion materials are purchased with the funds contributed by businesses, service organiza­tions and citizens.

Canada currently ranks eighth among the top 10 mem­ber nations of Junior Achieve­ment worldwide, reaching 250,000 youth with their diverse programs.

Eaton’s facility in Guelph, part of the company’s Hydrau­lics Business, employs ap­proxi­mately 55 people who manu­facture thermoplastic hose products for the industrial, agricultural, food and bev­er­age, marine and recreational markets.

For more information, visit www.eaton.com.