Eaton’s Athens, Georgia Supercharger facility has been named the Athens Clarke-County Chamber of Commerce Manufacturer of the Year in recognition of the facility’s dedication to corporate responsibility and economic contribution to the area. The award was given at a ceremony on April 24th.
“We are honored to receive this award,” said Tim Cavanaugh, plant manager, Athens. “Being named Manufacturer of the Year not only reflects the great commitment our employees have to building a better community, but also our focus and dedication on keeping the Athens facility as a great place to work.”
The award criterion includes a company’s efforts related to community service, engagement and economic development. One program that Athens has recently undertaken is an Eaton-sponsored Mobile Food Bank. In partnership, with the West Georgia Food Bank, Eaton helps distribute food to those in need. Several other programs were highlighted, including Eaton’s partnership with Hope Haven, a non-profit organization that assists disabled individuals in the local community.
The award also acknowledged Athens employees for their commitment to educational growth. The Athens facility has key partnerships with local colleges -- such as the University of Georgia and Athens Technical College -- and fosters programs that provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience. These programs help students learn more about careers in engineering, materials, quality and finance.
Employee recognition channels such as IMPACT -- the program where employees can submit ideas to positively impact the business -- the EStar recognition and reward program, and a continued commitment to improving Inclusion & Diversity were identified as examples of how Eaton is helping to keep Athens as a great place to work.
The Athens facility manufactures Superchargers and has been in operation for 31 years. It employs approximately 130 people.