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The Vrabels: Orchid’s Annual Sales Awards

Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
A few years ago, Orchid’s executive team had a vision to recognize employees with exceptional customer focus. This vision birthed a new sales award to be presented to the sales employee with the territory that achieved the highest sales growth. Around the time of this awards inception, one of our employees, Bill Vrabel was retiring, and to recognize Bill’s achievements with the organization, Orchid named this sales award after him.  

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Reflecting on our 2016 Highlights

Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Orchid has grown and improved over the last year, not only as a company, but as a community. At Orchid, our core values are the driving force behind what we do, and working as a team, we are able to meet and exceed our goals. As we move into 2017, we’d like to reflect on some of Orchid’s memorable activities from 2016. 

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Orchid Exhibits at Medica in Düsseldorf, Germany

Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Orchid exhibited at Medica 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany for fourth time.  It is a massive show with 16 halls and hundreds of thousands of visitors, and we have found the show to be a great opportunity to speak to many new potential and existing customers from many different countries. We had over 30 customer meetings and numerous inquiries from the Middle and Far east. 

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Chelsea, MI Crop Walk to End World Hunger

Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016

Throughout the month of September, employees at Orchid's Chelsea, MI facility raised money for the Crop Walk to End World Hunger through a bake sale, t-shirt fundraiser and personal donations.  

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After Hip Surgery: An Employee’s Story

Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
I have been with Orchid for six years as our West Coast Sales Engineer, enjoying the successful rise of Orchid as one of the premier contract suppliers in the orthopedic industry. My responsibilities as a sales engineer include traveling to my accounts for face-to-face meetings to promote our capabilities and capture business for the divisions.
 

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Orchid Employees Raise Money and Awareness for Cancer Organizations

Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016

This summer brought many opportunities for Orchid employees to participate in fundraising walks and programs. 

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The Positive Impact of Hip Surgery: Video

Posted: Tuesday, August 16, 2016

We’re lucky to be in an industry that is growing and has a positive impact on people’s lives. It is especially inspiring when we have the opportunity to meet people that have been impacted by our products and services. Being able to invite them to our facilities to see part of the process that changed their lives, and the care and attention given by each of our employees is truly rewarding.   

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Flow Simulation Enhances Medical Device Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Orchid’s facility in Lansing, MI has been forging exotic materials used in joint implants since 1994. Most of the products we make are for hip and knee systems such as tibial trays, femoral components, acetabular cups and hip stems. Most of these are forged and machined titanium, cobalt chromium and zirconium. 

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Data Breach Notice to Former 2015 Employees

Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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Addressing the Challenges of Medical Device Plastics Manufacturing

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the medical device industry, plastic components are used in joint replacements, implant trials, interbody cages and instruments. The machining and molding of medical grade polymers can pose different challenges than the manufacturing of metal, particularly with the quality and cosmetic requirements of products that will be used in the human body. 

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