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MovinCool® Brings Relief to Special-Needs Children

MovinCool® Brings Relief to Special-Needs Children

Company Donates Portable Spot Air Conditioners to Non-Profit Childcare Center

July 31, 2012

Long Beach, CA

As Atlanta temperatures hit 90 and above, the unthinkable happened. The central air conditioning at Metro Atlanta Respite & Developmental Services, Inc. (MARDS) had broken down, and there was no money to replace it. The non-profit charitable organization, which was founded in 1986, offers daycare, respite care and enrichment programs for infants through high school students with mental and physical developmental challenges.

The organization tried using residential-grade portable air conditioners, but they didn’t have enough cooling capacity for the former public-school building MARDS currently occupies.

“Everyone was really hot and there was no relief in sight,” said Lisa Conley, MARDS program director. “In desperation I finally contacted several air-conditioner manufacturers for possible donations and the nice people at MovinCool came to our rescue. They provided us with seven portable air conditioners and we hooked up three of them right away. It’s made a huge difference. At last we are keeping cool!”

“This has been a brutally hot summer, and many have been suffering,” said David Keller, manager, Heat Management Department. “When we heard about the terrible situation MARDS was in, we felt compelled to help. We are very happy to contribute to such a worthy organization, as part of our company’s policy of corporate social responsibility. It’s our way of giving back to the community.”

Also contributing to the effort was Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc., the local MovinCool distributor in Doraville, Ga., who donated their labor in preparing, delivering and installing the units, as well as donating warm-air exhaust ducts and other accessories. “We were glad to help out one of our neighbors in need,” said John Rennie, manager.
More information about MARDS is available at http://www.mards.org.

MovinCool®, the world’s largest manufacturer of spot air conditioners, is a brand of DENSO Corporation, which has pioneered the concept of workspace spot cooling since the 1980s. MovinCool offers a wide range of portable and ceiling-mount air conditioning systems for many different applications, such as emergency, backup and supplemental cooling, as well as moisture removal. For more information, visit http://www.movincool.com.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 13,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

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