Posted in MMIC News on March 20th, 2012 by mmicglobal
March has been deemed Red Cross month in Vermont and the people and businesses of the Northeast Kingdom are coming together on this Thursday, March 22, 2012 to recognize and support this dedicated organization.
MMIC President & CEO Rick Cochran, an American Red Cross board member, along with the Vermont and the New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross, have organized a community-wide fundraiser to mark March as Red Cross Month. March 22 has been designated as a day to “Dress Down or Dress in Red” to demonstrate support. A donation is encouraged with participation, and area schools and businesses are asked to match the donations of their employees to help meet the end goal of raising $10,000 by March 31.
All donations will help the American Red Cross continue to provide assistance to families in the Northeast Kingdom. March 31 is the deadline for donations.
For more information please contact Rick Cochran or Mary Jane Miller of MMIC at (802) 748-2322.
Posted in MMIC News on March 14th, 2012 by mmicglobal
On Thursday, March 8, 65 students from the St. Johnsbury Academy Entrepreneurial and Marketing classes visited MMIC to learn about our company and the products and services we deliver. During their visit, Mark Munroe, VP of sales and marketing, taught the class about various marketing aspects. MMIC President and CEO Rick Cochran spent time sharing the background and overview of the company with the class. The students then toured the floor to see MMIC’s various products and later gathered to ask questions.
We’re always happy to be able to share some insight with the future entrepreneurs of our country!
Mark Munroe, Rick Cochran and Janet Lumbra of MMIC pose with the students
Posted in MMIC News on March 7th, 2012 by mmicglobal
For the spectators at this year’s Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash, taking a break from the elements involved most attendees’ first time in a world-class military shelter. At the annual event taking place on March 3 and 4 this year, MMIC deployed a Mobile Single Pallet Unit (MSPU) for use as a warming tent throughout the first day.
The MMIC team, consisting of Mark Jenks, Henry, Chris, Travis and, Bruce, all had fun watching the races and supporting the local community by providing our innovative warming tent. MMIC marketing coordinator Mary Jane Miller estimated that about one hundred visitors used the MSPU during the course of the day.
MMIC’s MSPU is a fully integrated softwall air beam shelter that provides 400 square feet of floor space in less than 10 minutes. The MSPU has been used around the globe as a command post, battalion aide station, surgical unit and general-purpose shelter. Designed for rugged use in the field, it is mil standard tested and approved and meets hospital and healthcare facility guidelines. The MSPU is equipped with LED lighting, HVAC, hepa filtration and a generator mounted on a light tactical trailer that is HUMVEE towable.
The Burke Mountain Sled Dog Dash is an annual fundraising event where dog lovers can see the world’s most talented sprint racing teams compete. All proceeds from the Sled Dog Dash benefitted the Wafer Family Foundation, whose goal is to support families and children in the Northeast Kingdom. MMIC would like to extend special thanks to the Burke Mountain marketing and activities director, Hannah Collins, who organized the Sled Dog Dash.
Hard-working MMIC support team at the Sled Dog Dash: Chris, Mark, Travis and Henry
While correctional facilities may not be the first MMIC customer that comes to mind, our Mobile Surgery Units™ (MSUs) can be configured to meet a variety of needs, which includes providing healthcare and surgical solutions for jails and correctional services. The MSUs provide a unique tool for correctional facilities to control healthcare costs while also providing local citizens with the highest level of safety.
In April 2005 MMIC began a project with the North Carolina Central Prison. Up until September 2011, when the prison was able to open their own on-site hospital, MMIC provided an MSU along with the nursing staff, supplies and implants. This proved to be a very successful on-site project that allowed the State of North Carolina Department of Correction to save enough money to eventually build a new on-site hospital. The MSU provided service to the prison population at Central Prison as well as several other facilities in the state.
MSUs offer an on-site solution for correctional facilities that lowers costs in a few ways, primarily by preventing the need to outsource surgeries to local hospitals. MSUs also lower healthcare costs by cutting out expensive transportation costs. For inmates requiring surgery, correctional officers and drivers are needed to accompany the inmate and these services oftentimes come at a significant cost.
By keeping surgeries within prison walls, another important benefit of the use of MSUs is the enhanced security for the surrounding community. By eliminating the transport of inmates, security risks for both correctional officers and citizens are eliminated.