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Millstone Medical Outsourcing Grows Mechanical Inspection Cell

July 28, 2011

Expansion includes additional facility space and staff.

Millstone Medical Outsourcing announced today that the company recently completed an expansion of its advanced mechanical inspection cell. The inspection division now operates in 5,000 square feet, an increase of 1,500 square feet of facility space. The inspection staff, which now numbers 24, includes applications engineers, three levels of mechanical inspectors, receiving inspectors, and quality review inspectors. 

As a result of the growth in staff, the inspection cell is able to run two eight-hour shifts and averages a 24 hour throughput. Millstone primarily is an outsource partner providing inspection, clean room packaging, loaner kit processing, and distribution services to medical and dental device manufacturers worldwide.    
The expansion of the mechanical inspection division enables Millstone Medical to deepen quality standards. In addition to geometric dimensioning and tolerancing training, inspectors are cross-trained on Coordinate Measuring Machine protocols to ensure the highest quality process. Strict standardization of policies and procedures provides a consistent level of inspection. All product is inspected to a customer’s exact requirements, and any quality issues are immediately and effectively communicated through program managers, according to the company. Finally, Millstone captures best practices from across the industry and offers feedback to customers to quality and throughput.     
“One of the ways we strive to differentiate Millstone’s inspection capabilities is by adapting to the specific needs of our customers,” said Chris Ramsden, Millstone's CEO.  “The growth of Millstone’s advanced mechanical inspection cell is a testament to our commitment to continue to invest resources in facilities, professionals, and services to better serve our customers.”
Millstone is privately-held and operates state-of-the-art facilities in Fall River, Mass., and Memphis, Tenn.