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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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The Impact of Jaw Surgery: How Bone Plates and Screws Improved My Life

Posted: Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Being told you have to have surgery can be pretty terrifying news. It can postpone plans, cause you to worry, and put you into an uneasy mood. At fourteen, most people don’t expect that they need to have surgery. Fourteen is when you start to focus on high school, friends, sports, hobbies, etc. Although all of those things were my focus at fourteen, they weren’t the only thing I was focused on. After a few orthodontist visits, my doctor informed me that I would eventually need jaw surgery. 

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Orchid Oregon Supports AFSP

Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2017

For the month of April, Orchid's Oregon facility raised funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Donation jars were spread throughout the facility and a silent auction took place for the last two weeks of the month. All of the proceeds went towards AFSP.  

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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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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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Building Healthy, Functioning Teams

Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Many of the divisions at Orchid have been working on developing better intrapersonal and interpersonal communication and team health over the last few years.  We work with an outside coach, Mark Freier, from Nexecute – a company built to help organizations grow on both the “Smart” and “Healthy” side of business.  The sites are very much aligned with the belief (as originally published by Patrick Lencioni and The Table Group) that: Smart + Healthy = Success.  Lots of books, training, and time is spent focusing on how we can be more Smart.  Within the last few years we have begun to focus on how we can also be more Healthy. 

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Opportunities for Personal Growth in a Growing Market

Posted: Wednesday, February 03, 2016

At Orchid, everything we do is driven by our Core Values.  When you think of our core value, “Growth Brings Opportunity,” what does it mean to you? 

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