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.
Monti, 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.
Monti receives Cincy Magazine’s 2019 MANNY Award for best place to work. Manufacturers from across the Tristate, including Monti, were recognized at Cincy Magazine’s 13th Annual MANNY Awards on June 13th, at JACK Casino.
Monti was selected in part due to employee longevity, a willingness to promote from within and its educational opportunities for growth. Many employees have taken advantage of the continued education program and gone on to leadership roles within the company.
Monti is one of 75 semi-finalists named in the University of Cincinnati’s 20thannual Goering Center “Best in Class” Family & Private Business Awards. Monti advanced as a semi-finalist from a field of 600 regional companies. Monti, along with all other semi-finalists, will be recognized September 10, 2019, as 6 businesses will receive the top award in their category and 12 will be announced as finalists.
Monti Inc., a family-owned and operated manufacturer in Cincinnati, spreads the values of responsiveness to our customers’ needs, long-term sustainability, and mutually beneficial relationships throughout all 240 employees. Because we have continued to grow since 1971 on family-centric beliefs, we focus on fostering mentoring relationships within our workplace to continuously support our growing team.
Adam Richendollar has been part of the Monti family since 2012. Immediately after high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Network Systems Communication Management from DeVry University. Unable to find a job in his field after graduation, Adam started working at Walmart to support his family. He knew this wasn’t a long-term solution and continued to look for a more fulfilling career.
Introducing Monti’s New Haas VF-7, Our Largest CNC Vertical Machining Center
The Haas VF-7 will allow us to machine larger parts than previously possible. This vertical machining center will come equipped with through the spindle coolant and air, wireless part and tool probing, along with high intensity LED lighting. All of this will assist at improving productivity and part quality at our Cincinnati facility.
Welcome Monti’s Anderson EXXACT Series – Model TC 3-Axis Machining Center
The EXXACT Series Moving Table 3-axis machining center sets a new level of CNC accuracy and machining performance. The combination of a highly rigid base, steel weldments and castings, and high accuracy servo system make the EXXACT an ideal choice for machining GPO-3 and G10 electrical insulation fabrications at our Cincinnati facility. We’ll also use it for our aluminum fabrications and machining.
A new high-volume, automated powder coating line for ANSI-61 Gray can accept a 2-ft.-by-4-ft.-by-8-ft. component. The 20,000-sq.-ft. building includes a wash line, dry-off tunnel, powder coating process and curing oven.
The line was installed to control costs and lead times, which means no need to pass on rate increases to customers and no third-party related complications to slow productivity. Monti’s Greenwood facility now controls the complete powder coating process and is already running at an average of 75-percent capacity.
On 3/22 the state of Ohio issued a Stay at Home Order effective 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. This order identifies businesses and operations deemed essential and therefore exempt. Monti Inc has been designated an essential business.
As a result, we will continue to conduct business while maintaining our top priority of keeping our employees and customers safe. We plan to split our workforce up into teams with a split schedule to limit physical interaction and plan to work a standard 8-hour day without overtime. We will be following both our local government and the CDC’s recommendations and guidelines closely. We continue to ramp up our daily sanitation schedule of our plant in order to keep our employees healthy.
We plan to prioritize jobs by importance and ask that our customers relay their jobs that can be pushed out to a later delivery date. Please stay in touch with your sales engineer to advise us of your plans to close or remain operational. We will continue to update our website as our status changes so you can be sure to plan accordingly.