Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Locates Manufacturing Facility in Jackson, Tenn.

By: Megan Seals, Communications Coordinator on Apr 14, 2014

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Locates Manufacturing Facility in Jackson, Tenn.

Company Invests $1 Million and Initially Create 25 Jobs

The Jackson Chamber along with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions (Orchid), today announced the company has located its new manufacturing facility at 2715 Bells Highway in Jackson, Tennessee. Orchid has invested up to $1 million in the project and initially created 25 new jobs in Jackson.

“We are pleased that Orchid has decided to locate its facility in Jackson,” said City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. “Jackson is a community that nurtures its industries and we welcome its addition.”

The facility is an expansion of Orchid’s Alabama facility which is part of the Orchid family of companies worldwide. Orchid is a worldwide leader of medical device outsourcing services providing expertise to partners in more than 20 countries with a wide-ranging offer, from design and development through finished goods manufacturing. The company offers a broad array of services and capabilities for orthopedic and medical device development and manufacturing. With 13 world class facilities located around the globe, Orchid provides the products and services that improve the lives of patients worldwide.

Orchid is using the new Jackson plant to support its machining of complex instruments. The new facility has machine only, all special processes, finishing, assembly and inspection will take place at the Alabama facility. Orchid has fitted its new facility with seven pieces of equipment, with 10 more pieces coming in the future. The facility currently has six employees present and will add five more employees in the next month. The company will also continue to recruit for all three shifts, as it expects to have 40 employees on board by the end of the second quarter.

The Jackson plant is managed by Kevin Thomas, Site Production Manager. Thomas is a local to the area and brings with him more than 25 years of experience in machining in the power generation and automotive industries.

“Orchid will continue utilizing the facility in Jackson to supply machined components for complex instrument assemblies,” Thomas said. “Our plans are to grow the Jackson facility and maximize the use of the manufacturing space.”

Headquartered in Holt, Michigan, Orchid is a global company with more than 1,500 skilled employees in major markets around the world. With experience in joint reconstruction, trauma, spine, sports medicine, craniomaxillofacial, orthobiologics, dental, cardiovascular and general surgical devices, Orchid has the expertise to bring a quality product to market with speed and precision. The company provides unparalleled customer service with innovative solutions in the following technologies: Advanced Machining Technologies; Forging and Investment Casting; Complex Instrument Manufacture; Cutting Instrument Manufacture; Plastics Technology; and Bone In-growth Coatings.

“We welcome Orchid to Madison County and thank it for choosing Jackson for its newest manufacturing operation,” said Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris. “This new investment will add to the quality and diversity of Jackson’s economy.”

"Orchid’s decision to locate its facility in Jackson exemplifies our community as a place for technology and innovation,” said Jim Campbell, Board Chairman, Jackson Chamber. “On behalf of the Jackson Chamber, we welcome its commitment to our community and look forward to celebrating Orchid’s continued success.”

For more information about Orchid, visit its website online at www.orchid-ortho.com

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