Eaton equips McMinn County HazMat volunteers with electrical safety switch
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Eaton Plant Manager Nathan Judd, left, presents McMinn County HazMat Team Chief Ed Nichols with the donation of a safety switch.
Eaton Plant Manager Nathan Judd, left, presents McMinn County HazMat Team Chief Ed Nichols with the donation of a safety switch.
PITTSBURGH — Power management company Eaton announced it has donated a heavy duty double-throw safety switch to the McMinn County HazMat Team.

Engineered and Manufactured in Cleveland, the switch is used to reliably and safely transfer electrical power loads from one source to another.

The switch will be installed in a McMinn hazardous material mobile response unit — enhancing safety for personnel and providing a reliable means of transferring power from primary utility sources to portable generators and back.

“With important functions ranging from medical response and hazardous material containment to replenishing air supply for firefighters, McMinn’s mobile response units are vital for crisis response,” said Brendan Foley, national commercial products sales manager for Eaton.

“Eaton’s safety switch will help enhance safety for the dedicated team of volunteers and allow McMinn HazMat to continue its committed community service.”

The McMinn County HazMat Team is a vital part of a 10-county Homeland Security District in East Tennessee known as District 3.

It includes Hamilton, Bradley, Polk, Meigs, Rhea, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Marion, Grundy and McMinn counties. The team consists of approximately 30 volunteer members, ranging from hazardous materials specialists to physicians, paramedics, chemists and firefighters.

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 providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power.

A global technology leader, Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in November 2012. The 2012 revenue of the combined companies was $21.8 billion, on a pro forma basis.

Eaton has nearly 400 employees in Cleveland, approximately 102,000 employees worldwide, and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.