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The Eager Beaver Society is a reference to a group formed in Beaver County, Pennsylvania and connected to the Westinghouse Electric Company founded in Pittsburgh. The company was started by legendary inventor, engineer, and businessman George Westinghouse in 1886. Based on his idea for an alternating-current transmission of electricity, the company became a leader in the advancement of technology throughout the next century. Today, Westinghouse technology continues its tradition of engineering excellence in the nuclear power industry.