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JR Automation, a leading global systems integrator and wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is pleased to announce over $133,000 of funds raised by employees in 2023 (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 2023, the following non-profit organizations have been selected as recipients of the funds raised: 

Auburn Hills, MI

  • Kids for Cancer – Auburn Hills, MI 
  • Michigan Animal Rescue – Auburn Hills, MI 
  • Oxford 42 Strong – Auburn Hills, MI 
  • Toys for Tots – Auburn Hills, MI 
Greenville, SC 

  • CJ Fuller Foundation
Holland, MI 

  • 92 to 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  
Nashville, TN 

  • Steeping Stone Safe Haven, Inc.
Ogden, UT 

  • Boys and Girls Club of Weber-Davis
Stevensville, MI 

  • Berrien County Suicide Prevention Coalition 

“The JRCCF committee continues to do an amazing job bringing our employees together outside of work to connect, have fun, and most importantly, give back to our communities. Through hard work, creativity, and passion, they have once again amazed us with what they achieved,” said Dave DeGraaf, CEO at JR Automation.  

JRCCF was established in 1997 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 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 distributors 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 21 manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. 


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