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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Proudly Supports the Jared Box Project to “Bring the Gift of Play” to Young Patients Experiencing a Hospital Stay

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Libertyville, Illinois - May 21, 2024

Mitsubishi Electric Automation is committed to assembling 100 Jared boxes by the employees and executive leadership team to be delivered to a local medical center to provide entertainment to young patients as they navigate through their hospital experience.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is proud to support community organizations through its VISION Committee (Volunteers, Involved, Serving, Identifying, and Organizing Needs). VISION is dedicated to connecting employees with meaningful opportunities to contribute to a better world. At Mitsubishi Electric Automation's recent internal Innovation Summit event, we supported The Jared Box Project. Starting in 2001, The Jared Box Project has been delivering boxes filled with the "gift of play" to young patients in emergency rooms, hospital rooms, surgical centers, and clinics.

Attendees of the Innovation Summit were given the opportunity to assemble and decorate 50 small storage boxes filled with toys, cards, coloring books, and games. Attendees spent time pouring their hearts and creativity into these boxes with personal messages written in and outside the box, told stories through stickers, and drew images of notable characters. The toys inside each box were picked specifically by the attendees, with customization options for colors, Matchbox Cars, coloring book themes, and more. The 50 boxes created at the event have been delivered to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Mitsubishi Electric Automation's VISION Committee is hosting an event in May to offer this opportunity to the rest of the organization to assemble 50 more boxes.

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"There is nothing more heartbreaking than a child in the hospital, especially if they are fighting for their young life. I want to thank our team for organizing an event that touched us all. In addition to it being a great cause, any organization, anywhere, can participate in The Jared Box Project. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to build another box in the name of one brave little boy," said Scott Summerville, President & CEO at Mitsubishi Electric Automation.

For more information about the Jared Project, please visit

— About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. is a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. It offers a broad product portfolio including programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at

— About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

With more than 100 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing, and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation, and building equipment. Mitsubishi Electric enriches society with technology in the spirit of its “Changes for the Better.” The company recorded a revenue of 5,003.6 billion yen (U.S.$ 37.3 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023. For more information, please visit

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— About Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation Business Group

Offering a vast range of automation and processing technologies, including controllers, drive products, power distribution and control products, electrical discharge machines, laser processing machines, computerized numerical controllers, and industrial robots, Mitsubishi Electric helps bring higher productivity – and quality – to the factory floor. In addition, our extensive networks around the globe provide direct communication and comprehensive support to customers. The global slogan "Automating the World" shows the company's approach to leverage automation for the betterment of society, through the application of advanced technology, sharing know-how and supporting customers as a trusted partner. For more about the story behind "Automating the World" please visit:

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Pam Summers
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Mitsubishi Electric Automation
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