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DJO Inc. / 2009 Sales: $946.1 million / HQ: Vista, Calif. / Employees: 4,500 / Specialty: Orthopedic products Luke Faulstick, COO: “We can sell to the doctor a full range of care no matter where that patient is in their particular condition.” The Way to Do It a california manufacturer manages success by perfecting its corporate culture. by jamie morgan djo inc. has a reputation for its efficiency and speed in integration. In France, the people speak French, and in Spain the language of choice is Spanish. And just like a unified country, DJO Inc., a leading manufacturer in orthopedic products, has a culture and language of its own. It may be based in California with operations in 18 countries and sales in 70 countries, but according to Luke Faulstick, COO for DJO Global, every site operates “The DJO way.” “The DJO Way” is seamlessly threaded into every physical process of the company and is integral to its success, which has come both organically and through acquisitions. Faulstick says every company 48 WINTER 2011 acquired by DJO is immediately submerged into the process of complete integration. “When we buy a company, we integrate it fully,” Faulstick says. “And basically whatever their culture was, we turn it into the DJO culture. It’s an overall way of how we go about doing things in all areas of the company.” DJO is known for its efficiency and speed in integration. In fact, in 2006, one of its brands, Aircast, was incorporated as a DJO brand in six months. At the time, DJO was a $300 million company and Aircast was a $150 million company. “It was a huge integration for a company of our size then,”

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011

Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011