Distinguish between preventive and responsive maintenance. Preventive maintenance includes calibrating instruments and testing incoming raw materials. Responsive maintenance fixes what’s broken, of course, but should also include written records of such actions.
Meredith-Springfield (Ludlow, MA) blowmolds PET products for a variety of industries including bottles for household chemicals, food and spices and medical packaging and provides extrusion services for lawn and garden products.
Medical device manufacturer Becton Dickinson (BD; Franklin Lakes, NJ) has agreed to divest two of its product lines and related assets to Merit Medical (South Jordan, UT) contingent on the closing of BD’s proposed $24-billion acquisition of CR Bard Inc.
Precious Plastic (Eindhoven, Netherlands) brings a recycling mindset to communities by providing open source machines, tools, knowledge and infrastructure to transform plastic waste into valuable products.
While Hurricane Maria dealt a devastating blow to the island’s medical device industry, analysts say that it didn’t create but merely exacerbated the shortage of IV bags that is hitting mainland hospitals.