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JR Automation Keeps the Giving Season Alive with Their Largest Donation to Date


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Lizzie Uhl
Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager
JR Automation
+ 1 616.335.7371
[email protected]  

Holland, MI January 8, 2020 JR Automation employees continued their record-breaking streak in 2019, donating almost $155,000 (including the company’s corporate match) to 13 non-profit organizations in Holland, MI, Stevensville, MI, Liberty, SC, Greenville, SC, and Nashville, TN.

The following non-profit organizations are recipients of the funds raised by JR Automation employees:

  • Holland Rescue Mission
  • Harbor Humane Society
  • Folds of Honor
  • Hospice of Holland
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Michigan Chapter (Grand Rapids Out of Darkness 2020 Walk)
  • Area 12 Special Olympics
  • Alzheimer’s Association – Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Kids Hope USA
  • Children’s Advocacy Center (Ottawa County)
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan
  • CJ Fuller Foundation
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

This fundraising is made possible by the JR Community Care Fund (JRCCF), an employee-led initiative that hosts the annual events. Since the group was established in 1997 as a way to support fellow employees’ experiencing hardship, it has grown to include over thirty JR employees across multiple locations in North America and has matured into a self-sustaining operation that brings together hundreds of employees and benefits thousands of people in our community. “The JRCCF committee continues to do an amazing job bringing our growing team together outside of work to connect, have fun, and most importantly, give back to our community. It’s always inspiring to see the passion and dedication our employees across America bring to this initiative every year,” said Bryan Jones, CEO at JR Automation.

The JRCCF has continued to evolve and expand since it began. Ever since the steering members saw the opportunity to use this fund to support local non-profit organizations, the JRCCF has become one of JR Automation’s most active committees and it hasn’t slowed down.

“Seeing the genuine appreciation these organizations have when we announce they’re receiving a donation is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. It takes a lot of work to organize all of our fundraising events, but seeing our employees rally up every time to raise the amount of money we do makes it all worth it,” says Robyn Gordon, Employee Development & Communications Manager and Chair of the JR Community Care Fund Committee.

Through the growth that JR Automation has experienced as a company, they have seen an exponential increase in the amount of funds raised annually, as well as the number of employees who participate in the fundraising events.

About JR Automation

Established in 1980, JR Automation is a leading provider of intelligent automated manufacturing and technology solutions that solve customers’ key operational and productivity challenges. JR Automation serves customers across the globe in a variety of industries, including automotive, life sciences, aerospace, and more.

In 2019, JR Automation was acquired by Hitachi, Ltd. In a strategic effort towards offering a seamless connection between the physical and cyber space for industrial manufacturers and distributers worldwide. With this partnership, JR Automation provides customers a unique, single-source solution for complete integration of their physical assets and data information; offering greater speed, flexibility, and efficiencies towards achieving their Industry 4.0 visions. JR Automation employs over 2,000 people at 23 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

For additional information, contact Lizzie Uhl at +1 616.335.7371.

JR Automation partners with the world's leading manufacturers to design, build, and integrate custom automation solutions. Headquartered in Holland, Michigan (USA), we have more than 1,200,000 sq. ft. (111,000 sq. m.) of office and production space around the world and more than 2,000 dedicated team members. We've handled even the most technically challenging large-scale projects, and you'll find our solutions operating 24/7 on 5 continents.
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