CLEVELAND (May 8)—Eaton Corp.´s Aeroquip business unit has opened a 186,000-sq.ft. hose manufacturing plant to serve Asia-Pacific markets. The $26 million factory will include training, office and manufacturing activities and is expected to employ 100 when fully operational, Eaton said. The plant will be capable of manufacturing a wide line of Aeroquip´s high-pressure spiral and wire-braided hoses, as well as hose assemblies. It also will serve as a warehouse and distribution center for Aeroquip´s lines of hose connectors and fittings made in the U.S. and Europe.