LAKE ORION — Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will join GreenTREe, one of the fastest growing surgical service organizations in the United States, to celebrate the grand opening of its Lake Orion plant on Friday, Oct. 21.

The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the new plant located at 118 Indianwood Road, Lake Orion. The open house will include an opening presentation by Patterson, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, technology demonstrations and a facility tour.

GreenTREe offers remanufacturing of medical equipment. The company says its activities will allow its partner hospitals to divert thousands of pounds of medical waste from landfills and to redirect substantial financial resources to patient care quality initiatives.

Christian Mills, president and CEO of GreenTREe’s parent company, New Jersey-based TRE, said that “GreenTREe will lead the medical device industry’s development of more sustainable and responsible solutions in health care … Our services will forever change the way the healthcare industry views the useful life of medical equipment and recycling of their waste.”

Of the location in Lake Orion, Mills, a Michigan native, said: “I believe this is an important step towards bringing manufacturing and strategic engineering back to Michigan and the United States.”

Added Patterson: “This is another great win for Medical Main Street … We stand ready to help them continue their growth nationally.”

TRE, or Total Repair Express, the parent company of GreenTREe, helps hospitals save money by providing repair management, central sterile consulting, equipment sourcing, surgical instrument repair and custom manufacturing. Headquartered in Hillsborough, N.J., TRE has eight service centers conveniently located throughout the United States. TRE is an ISO 9001:2008 certified repair facility with over 110 direct technicians, 60 sales professionals and a corporate staff of over 40.


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