Friday, December 16, 2011

Dr. Tam Visits Wisconsin to see the Green Bay Packers and Tour the American Orthodontics Factory

On December 11th, Dr. Tam was invited by American Orthodontics to attend the game at Lambeau Field to see the Green Bay Packers take on the visiting Oakland Raiders.  The weather was unseasonably warm at about zero degrees centigrade, the American Ortho box was full of great people enjoying the food and beverages, and the Packers kept their unbeaten streak alive with a 46-16 win.   What a fantastic way to experience a football game!

Just outside Lambeau Field at the legendary Krolls. 

Dr. Tam enjoying the pregame in the American Ortho Box. 

 Sold out as always.  Great fans with fantastic spirit!

The following morning, an hour south of Green Bay, Dr. Tam visited the manufacturing facility for American Orthodontics in Sheboygan.  Here are some interesting facts about the plant:

-There are about 425 employees in the factory
-None of the employees have a time clock nor are they paid by piece work.  They are all on the honour system.  They take time off when they need it and make up for it at their leisure.  Such as system only works with high integrity employees who value and are proud of their work.
-There is excellent quality control with a combination of machine fabrication and human fabrication/inspection.
-There is a completely isolated latex-free room for the safety of patients with such an allergy
-98% of all of American Orthodontics products are made in America
-American Orthodontics is looking to triple the size of its existing facility in the coming years

Dr. Tam feels extremely confident in the quality of the braces he uses at MCO, especially after witnessing the manufacturing process first-hand.  In fact, all of the products that we use at MCO are from top of the line companies because our patients deserve only the best!  Thank you to the people at AO for this wonderful opportunity!

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