A-dec & OBI CompSAFE
OBI Has Relevance Throughout the Lifecycle of a Company
A-dec is the world’s leading manufacturer of dental chairs, delivery systems, and dental lights. Since 1964, the company has provided reliable dental equipment solutions to better the lives of dentists and their patients worldwide. The 50-acre A-dec campus in Newberg, Oregon – which has 971 employees – includes state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and the A-dec Education Center dedicated to learning and discovery. A-dec facilities in the United Kingdom, Australia, and China help support an extensive network of authorized dealers in more than 100 countries worldwide.
“A-dec has been a member of OBI almost since day one,” said Eileen Kunze, Vice President of Human Resources. “In the early days when A-dec was very small, OBI was an invaluable resource for professional information. When you’re starting a company, you’re just trying to do the basics to stay alive and grow the business. A resource like OBI helps provide the expertise in areas where you may be lacking. I’ve worked in the past as a one-person Human Resources Department. You simply can’t do it all yourself. It’s great to be able to turn to OBI for good information. If they don’t have the answer, they’ll find the information for you. They provide support at all levels.”
“OBI has relevance throughout the lifecycle of a company. Today, I have staff that can address most of the employment and compliance issues that we encounter. While I don’t utilize OBI the way a start-up might, I realize that the organization provides a forum where A-dec can help form the landscape for all Oregon businesses. OBI gives us wonderful exposure and connects us with other businesses that have a set of common values, people we can trust.”
“Of course, OBI also does a very good job of representing what’s important to its members to the legislature and other governmental bodies. Sometimes businesses are preoccupied with day-to-day operations or don’t fully understand how certain legislation might impact us. OBI gives us that perspective.”
“On a personal level, I love working with the OBI team. Everyone is very professional and consistent. OBI has built a wonderful brand over the years, and they live up to it.”