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JR Automation employees raised a record $151,000 in 2022 (including the company’s corporate match) for non-profit organizations. The fundraising is made possible by the JR Community Care Fund (JRCCF), an employee-led initiative that hosts annual events. The funds will be distributed to organizations as selected by the employees.    

For 2022, the following non-profit organizations have been selected as recipients of the funds raised: 

Holland, MI:  92 for 22, Alzheimer’s Association Michigan Chapter, Children’s Advocacy Center, Critter Barn, Folds of Honor Foundation, Hand2Hand, Harbor Human Society, Humane Society of West Michigan, Kid’s Food Basket – Holland, Outdoor Discovery Center 

Greenville, SC: CJ Fuller Foundation 

Nashville, TN: Stepping Stone Safe Haven, Inc. 

Ogden, Utah: Boy & Girls Club of Weber-Davis 

Stevensville, MI:  Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition 

“The JRCCF committee continues its remarkable work in bringing our employees together to give back. In finding ways to connect and have fun, our employees are not only helping build a stronger, more unified JR Automation; they’re also investing in local communities.  Through hard work, creativity and passion, they have once again amazed us with what they achieved,” said Craig Ulrich, CEO at JR Automation. 

JRCCF was established in 1997 as a way to support fellow employees’ experiencing hardship. Today, it has grown to include employees from JR Automation facilities across North America and has matured into a self-sustaining operation that brings together hundreds of team members and benefits thousands of people in our communities. 


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 28 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. 


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