Mayor and city staff tour Eaton Aerospace
In December Eaton welcomed city staff for a tour of one of many East Providence Waterfront Commission success stories. Since relocating to a former FRAM plant at 10 New Road in 2013 when flooding devastated their Cranston location, the firm has expanded into 145,000 square feet of space. The East Providence facility is currently hiring to expand the 194 employee workforce, and has started a 3rd shift for the the first time in plant history to meet aerospace demand. The firm specializes in research and development of seals integral to engines ranging from Abrams tanks and jet engines to all manned aerospace flights. In addition to the “spares and repairs” of engine seals, the facility has branched into wind turbine and adjacent technology. Personnel have actively worked with CCRI for workforce training and at the mayor’s suggestion, will be teaming with the high school and middle schools to sponsor tech days and tours to encourage future careers in manufacturing and mechanical engineering. We are glad to see the surge in growth at this important manufacturing facility.