Monti’s Angela Bailey Leads the Way for Female Manufacturers

Angela Bailey Lathe Programmer for Monti

Angela educating high school students, possible future female manufacturers

According to the 2016 United States Census, only 29% of workers in the manufacturing industry are women. This percentage has stayed consistent over the years with only a 0.4% increase in female employees since 1970. Here at Monti, Angela Bailey is defying the odds.

Angela started at Monti in January 2008. Her previous work had given her experience with operating CNC machining, but she was not versed in their programming. When she joined the team, she engaged in training that taught her how to set up programs and successfully run the machines. Soon after, she began doing set-ups for the lathe department on the third shift. Angela was the first person to operate this department on the night shift and began practicing her leadership skills along the way when she trained multiple people on the position she just mastered herself.

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Investing in Educating Monti’s Leaders

monti manufacturing employee education

monti manufacturing employee educationMonti, Inc has always taken an intentional approach to employee development and training. Tuition Reimbursement has long been offered to employees but was underutilized due to the high upfront costs. Company leaders noticed this, and in an effort to increase participation, the Continuing Education Benefit was created. This program offers to pay for tuition costs up front for all leaders, both present and future, of Monti.

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