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Teamwork and Integrity

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2014

High performing work teams are critical to the long term success of any organization. In order for a team to thrive and maximize its potential, they trust one another, be willing to engage in unfiltered conflict around ideas, commit to decisions and plans of actions. They must hold one another accountable for delivering against those plans and focus on the achievement of collective results. 

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Orchid Bridgeport Open House

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, our facility in Bridgeport, MI opened up its facility to employees’ families and friends for an open house. Despite the rain, there were about 60 families that came through to see what types of products this Orchid site manufactures. This site specializes in manufacturing, laser marking, cleaning and passivating, packaging and sterilizing.  Some of the typical projects consist of: spinal screws, plates, cages, hooks and rods, surgical cutting tools, drill bits, reamers, burs, saw blades and much more.  

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Orchid Alabama Gives Back to their Community

Posted: Monday, June 02, 2014

2014 was Orchid Alabama’s first year to participate in the local Relay for Life fundraising event and what a success it was! With many employees who have been diagnosed with cancer, or have a family member who has been diagnosed, we decided to become a part of the fundraising effort in our area.  

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Inspiring Results

Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions is headquartered in Holt, Mich. From the main company, a division called Orchid Design does contract product development for orthopedic medical devices from two locations in the United States – Shelton, Conn., and Memphis, Tenn. Further defining the company’s niche offerings in the industry is a group within Orchid Design’s facility in Shelton that specializes in cutting instruments such as drills, rasps, reamers, and saw blades. 

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Orchid Sites Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays

Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

For the 2013 holidays, each of our Orchid sites adopted a family. Below are how the sites helped their communities and families for the holidays.  

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Excellence Through Leadership and Performance

Posted: Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Our mission statement: To provide people the opportunity to live a better life, is the answer to the fundamental question “Why do we exist?” It is the center of the whole purpose for Orchid’s existence. Yes, we make devices for use in the orthopedic and medical markets – and this is “what” we do. As Simon Sinek points out so well in his viral Ted Talk, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” (‎). 

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To Provide an Opportunity for People to Live a Better Life

Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Our Core Purpose should guide and inspire us. It should help us understand the importance of what we do every day. For most of us, the most common reason we work is obvious. We need to provide for ourselves and our families. Our jobs at Orchid help us do this, but I believe our work should also serve a greater purpose. When I do the math and realize the amount of time we spend at work, I am amazed at the significant time investment we all make. At the end of the day, week, month, year or career, I feel that there should be much more to our jobs than just bringing home a paycheck.  

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An Enviable Environment in Which to Work and Do Business

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Applying Orchid’s core values are something we should think about every day. In my role, I am fortunate to spend a lot of my time interacting with many people, from many areas of the organization. Within the Orchid Lansing division, I spend time in the offices and on the shop floor and interact with people who have a very long tenure as well as those who are just starting their careers with Orchid. With so much change it is important we keep our Core Purpose and Core Values in front of us at all times. There is a wonderful environment here at Orchid; some may say it is enviable. 

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Excellence Through Leadership and Performance: How to Retain Your Top Performers

Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Our goal at Orchid is to deliver every part made perfectly and on time. We also must do this more efficiently than any other company on the planet. In order to meet this task, we must have top performers at all levels of the business. How do we retain our top performers? Below is an article I recently read. 

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Teamwork and Integrity in all Relationships

Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As General Manager of Orchid Sheffield, I endeavor to encourage employees to act with integrity and to embrace the benefits of team working. I believe that in doing so, we will succeed as a business and as individuals. These are values I have always adopted so I was pleased to see when I joined Orchid that their core values mirrored my beliefs. We are increasingly operating in diverse markets so having a common set of values across the Company offers clear business benefits and will help us to meet the challenges of future growth. 

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