Manufacturers

Now Trump is Targeting Eaton on the Campaign Trail

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to have the same opinion on Eaton as Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton.

During his Super Tuesday victory speech on March 15, Trump mentioned Eaton when talking about companies that are leaving the United States. Clinton made similar comments about Eaton on Monday, March 7. You can read that story here:

UPDATE: Eaton Responds to Presidential Candidate’s Claim

Eaton describes the situation as more of a misunderstanding of the company’s business model, and not what both candidates describe.

To be fair and to make sure Trump’s comments are not taken out of context, we are posting the entire Trump speech, which includes his description of the situation as “disgusting”. Trumps comments begin at the 6:50 mark on this video.

Eaton did provide a comment to tED magazine after the Clinton speech. Also for fairness, we are providing Eaton’s un-edited response:

“Eaton will not comment on election year campaign rhetoric expressed by candidates for office. We have previously commented extensively on our nearly $12 Billion transformative acquisition of Cooper Industries plc, in 2012, which is why we are domiciled in Ireland. Eaton has also previously outlined its 2015-2017 restructuring program, which allows us to compete more effectively in the current weaker global market conditions.

“We notified employees on January 12 that we plan to close our Hydraulics facility in Berea, Ohio, during Q4 2016. Eaton is not adding jobs in Mexico due to the Berea closure.”

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