Taunton State Hospital recognizes Sensata Technologies employees and managers for volunteer projects

April 7, 2010

Taunton State Hospital recognizes Sensata Technologies employees and managers for volunteer projects


ATTLEBORO, Mass. – On April 7, 2010, officials from Taunton State Hospital recognized Sensata Technologies and its employees and managers for two United Way “Days of Caring” projects they performed in 2009.


Last year, Sensata employees and managers built a bicycle shed for patients at the hospital.  They also replanted and landscaped two flower beds in a courtyard where many patients gather to socialize.


“I cannot say enough about what Sensata Technologies has done for [Taunton State Hospital] over the years,” said Sandy Epstein, Director of Volunteers for the hospital, during a ceremony at Sensata’s plant at 529 Pleasant Street in Attleboro.


As an example, Epstein said he tracked the person hours required to build the bike shed and calculated that the Sensata volunteers performed some $6,500 of work. 


Epstein read and handed a plaque to Sensata Chief Executive Tom Wroe.  The plaque presented by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Taunton State Hospital thanked Sensata for its Days of Caring work.  The plaque further stated that a partnership between the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Sensata and the Department of Mental Health “contributes to the well-being of this community.”


Then he, Roberta Guez, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, and John Brennan, President of its Board of Trustees, presented certificates of appreciation to the employees and managers that built the shed and flower beds.  The hospital also presented a certificate to Ed Liston, an Attleboro landscaper that played a major role in rebuilding and planting the two gardens.


In 2009, Sensata sponsored 244 of its employees and managers to participate in 24 Days of Caring projects.  Sensata pays them for the day while they perform these volunteer maintenance, repair and construction projects for nonprofit United Way agencies in Attleboro and surrounding communities.


In addition to performing 24 Days of Caring projects last year, Sensata’s 2009 United Way campaign raised considerable money for the United Way.  The company matched its U.S. employees’ United Way campaign donation dollars to provide a total 2009 contribution of $433,000 to the United Way and other charitable organizations where its employees live and work. 


About Sensata

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. is one of the world’s leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Majority-owned by affiliates of Bain Capital Partners, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, and its co-investors, Sensata employs approximately 9,500 people in nine countries. Sensata’s products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications. For more information, please visit Sensata’s web site at www.sensata.com.

About the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) is one of the 17 state agencies that comprise the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. DMH provides services to adults, children and adolescents with long-term or serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; provides early and ongoing treatment for mental illness; and conducts research into the causes of and treatments for mental illness. Through state operated inpatient facilities and community mental health centers and through community services and programs provided by nearly 200 mental health providers, DMH directly serves 21,000 citizens, including about 3,500 children and adolescents, with severe and persistent mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.

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