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5 Opportunities You Miss When You Don't Incorporate Design for Inspection

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) has increasingly been the focus of conversations between Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Contract Manufacturers Organizations (CMOs) when creating a new product. Design for Inspection (DFI), however, is often overlooked, and is just as important as DFM in our highly regulated and cost challenged industry.  If you don’t consider DFI in the early stages of design, you risk losing its multiple benefits.  

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Orchid Recognizes Employees at Annual Vrabel Awards

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It’s a time to recognize Orchid employees who have contributed significantly to sales growth, gone the extra mile to maintain positive customer relations and have displayed exceptional leadership. It honors employees who model and exemplify Orchid’s core values. This is Orchid’s Annual Sales Awards: The Vrabels.  

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Inside the Orthopedic Market’s Biggest Event: The AAOS Annual Meeting

Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018

People from around the world traveled to New Orleans for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Among the 25, 400 total people in attendance, someof them were Orchid employees who had never been to the event before, including Orchid Design Product Development Engineer Nikki Sroka, Program Manager Brian Sharp, and Technical Sales Director at Orchid’s Suzhou, China Facility, Warren Zhang.  

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Orchid Observes Training Exercises for the Local Fire Department

Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On Thursday, March 15, employees from Orchid’s Lansing location were excited to provide a training location for our local firefighters! Orchid purchased a structure and offered it to the Delhi Township Fire Department for training exercises. 

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Reflecting on our 2017 Highlights

Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018
Orchid is excited to meet and exceed our goals in 2018, and it’s important to reflect on some of our most memorable moments from 2017. It was another year of following our core values, giving back to our communities and making an impact. Here are some of our favorite moments from the past year. 

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My Journey with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions

Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Last year around this time, I was delivering my sister’s lunch to her at work. She had forgotten it earlier that day, and the bank she worked at was right on my way to work. While I was there, I ran into an acquaintance and we began to catch up about where we were in life and what our goals and aspirations were. I mentioned that I was pursuing a career in the medical sales field and told him I was struggling to find connections in the field. Our brief conversation ended and I went about my day thinking nothing of it. Little did I know, that conversation would be the kick-start to my career!  

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“Congratulations Mark, we have a heart for you!”

Posted: Monday, December 04, 2017
“I was driving to the gas station a mile from my house when all of a sudden I heard my LVAD start to beep; knowing I couldn’t take the chance I immediately turned my car around and sped home. I knew I had to plug it in before it died and my heart stopped beating.” The weight of this harsh reality became all too familiar for Mark Turczyn, a 55 year old man with a faulty heart.  

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One Moment a Sought After College Recruit, the Next Paralyzed from the Waist Down

Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 
Within a matter of seconds Ray was completely paralyzed from his waist down. “It felt like the world's heaviest blanket on my legs,” said Ray. Immediately after the accident, Ray was rushed to the emergency department to go through an intense and long surgery. At the hospital, Ray’s mom, Tina, met up with her son “He was alive so I was grateful, whether he was walking or not!” 

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From an Operating Table to Manufacturing Plant, Orchid Visitor gets the Behind the Scenes Look into Manufacturing

Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017
On Friday, October 6, 2017 Orchid’s Lansing site had a special visitor. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Creg Carpenter was able to see firsthand where parts he commonly uses in surgery are created. Dr. Carpenter has been a surgeon for over 20 years working mainly with knee and hip replacements. He was introduced to Orchid when one of Orchid’s employees, Tom Lockwood, had hip surgery. The two found that they shared something in common shortly into the appointments leading up to surgery. 

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An Employee's Hip Surgery: Tom Lockwood

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017
Tom Lockwood is a Lean Site Leader at our Lansing, Michigan site. Tom grew up on a 10 acre farm next door to his grandparents’ 250 acre farm in Gregory, Michigan. “I enjoyed working on my grandparents’ farm and other farms in the community. My grandfather was a metallurgical scientist at the Ford Rouge Plant and taught me problem solving & machine repair on the farm.” 

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