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Eaton Mobile Tour Brings Interactive, Hands-On Safety Training Directly to Electrical Contractors

March 27, 2015
By Business Wire News


Power management company Eaton is taking a 40-foot, fully interactive trailer on a nationwide tour of major industrial centers to meet increasing demand for electrical safety training. The trailer, which is filled with a comprehensive array of end-to-end electrical systems, will provide training for electrical contractors who work in harsh and hazardous environments, including oil and gas installations. The 2015 mobile training tour began Feb. 23 in Houston and is moving across the country throughout the year.

Eaton’s 40-foot mobile trailer consists of roll-out displays and demo areas for hands-on training bo ...

Eaton’s 40-foot mobile trailer consists of roll-out displays and demo areas for hands-on training both inside and outside the unit. (Photo: Business Wire)

Interactive media throughout the trailer will focus on such topics as the classification of hazardous atmospheres, explosion prevention techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and wiring methods. Companies can request personalized stops for the tour, thus reducing the need to send workers and electrical contractors to remote training centers.

“We can customize the training based on who we are visiting, allowing for flexibility when working with various electrical system designs,” said Thomas McCarron, vice president, global sales and marketing, oil and gas, Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division. “Eaton is committed to providing the industry with innovative and efficient ways to maximize safety without sacrificing productivity. This tour is an ideal opportunity for electrical contractors, facilities and engineering firms to gain hands-on exposure to Eaton’s state-of-the-art solutions and expertise.”

Eaton’s mobile training tour will include a major stop at the National Training Institute Trade Show in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from July 25 through 31, hosted by the Electrical Training Alliance. The Electrical Training Alliance was created from the legacy of the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC). The Alliance consists of 300 joint apprenticeship and training centers across North America, over 100 electrical industry manufacturers and training partners and a vast network of public and private educational institutions from secondary school level to the university level.

The mobile trailer features an electrical system design demonstrating code-compliant installations in Division 1, Division 2, heavy industrial and commercial construction applications. Educational components aimed at optimizing safety and low-cost of ownership include:

  • Introduction to hazardous areas and the prevention of external ignition and explosion
  • Equipment and installation requirements in Class I, Class II and Class III hazardous locations (NEC Articles 500-503)
  • Equipment and installation requirements in Zone classification systems (NEC Articles 505-506)
  • Industrial LED technology and design considerations

To schedule a tour stop, view the tour’s upcoming schedule and to learn more, visit

Eaton offers a range of Crouse-Hinds series cable fittings, enclosures, plugs and receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components designed for the most demanding environments. These products serve customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure and other markets.

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 with 2014 sales of $22.6 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

Michael Correll, 315-477-5646