Eaton’s Aerospace Facility in Michigan Awarded for Excellent Supplier Performance by Defense Logistics Agency

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JACKSON, Michigan … Power management company Eaton has announced that its aerospace facility in Jackson, Mich., was recently recognized for exceptional supplier performance by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, which provides supplies to America's military forces worldwide.

Eaton's Jackson facility received a bronze award for achieving 12-month scores of 98 to 98.9 percent in the DLA’s Automated Best Value Supplier evaluation system, which collects vendor performance data for quality and delivery and translates it into a numeric score ranging from zero to 100. Eaton's aerospace facility in Toccoa, Ga., also received a bronze award.

“By providing excellent military aftermarket support, Eaton employees play a vital role in supporting the operational readiness of America's armed forces," said Breck Stringer, Jackson plant manager. “We have a large number of veterans in our workforce, and the entire plant is proud of the role we play in supporting our military. I congratulate our team for achieving this recognition through their commitment to quality, customer service and continuous improvement."

Eaton's Jackson facility, which has a workforce of 579 employees, manufactures hose and coupling products, including bulk hose and fittings, standard and special hose assemblies, permanent tube fittings, Rynglok™ tube-fitting system, flexible fuel lines and couplings, and quick disconnect couplings. The products are used on a broad array of military aircraft fleets, including AH-64, CH-53E, MH-60, UH-60 and V-22 helicopters; F-15, F-16 and F-18 fighter jets; and AC-130, B-1B and C-130 airplanes.

DLA Land and Maritime manages almost 2 million spare parts and supports more than 145,000 customers in the military services, civilian agencies and other Department of Defense organizations.

In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading supplier of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic pump and generator products and integrated systems; engine and airframe fuel pumps; electric motors; aircraft door actuation, flight and flow controls; fluid, fuel and air delivery products and systems, including fuel inerting and fuel gauging, ground fueling and aerial refueling; lightning and ignition protection; nose wheel steering systems; integrated control systems; cockpit controls and displays; power and load management systems; pressure sensors, seals and fluid health monitoring products and systems; and aftermarket service and support. Eaton serves commercial and military aerospace, marine, and off-road markets worldwide.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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