Millstone Medical Outsourcing has announced it will expand its operations in Memphis, Tenn., to a new facility in order to broaden services and capacity. The new facility will offer 150,000 square feet of operational space for advanced mechanical inspection, loaner kit processing, bone/tissue storage, packaging services, and distribution. With construction of a new building and state-of-the-art renovations already underway, the expansion to the additional location is expected to be complete by the end of the fourth quarter of 2012.
Millstone is an outsourcing partner to a number of U.S. orthopedic companies, and provides inspection, clean room packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to medical and dental device manufacturers worldwide.
The company’s decision to expand was preceded by growing demand from customers. The new facility will be located in Olive Branch, Miss., which (though in a different state) is a suburb of Memphis. Memphis location professionals and staff will make the move with Millstone Medical, and the company plans to hire employees for an additional 25 positions. The Memphis location will remain open and operational, however, at least in the immediate future. A spokesperson for the company told Orthopedic Design & Technology that whether the location will stay open long-term or not is “unclear” right now.
“The additional operational space will allow Millstone to expand programs for existing customers and to bring on new customers,” said Chris Ramsden, CEO of Millstone Medical Outsourcing. “In addition, the new facility is strategically located near the distribution hubs of the area’s major carrier and continues to enable Millstone to provide extended service hours and expedited shipping. We are tremendously excited about all the possibilities the new facility will deliver for the company and our customers.”