Monti’s second Greenwood, S.C. facility recently opened its doors to expand its Epoxy Automated Line and add newly installed copper punching and press brake machines. This 33,000-square-foot expansion creates new jobs in the region with the potential to expand with future growth. This new manufacturing plant rounds out Monti’s services as the latest addition to its four other fabrication, powder coating and finishing plants in Cincinnati, Ohio, Greenwood S.C., and Sumter, S.C.
The new Epoxy facility is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 3:30 PM.
Expanded capabilities of the new Greenwood, S.C. manufacturing plant include:
Fluidized dipping beds
Single-shift throughputs of approximately 250 bars daily
DK19 Red, Medium Voltage (600V-38KV)
a. Automated Line Standard Size is up to 5-ft long. Batch operations can handle larger bars.
DK15-0463 Black, Low Voltage (600V)
a. Automated Line Standard Size is up to 3-ft long.
Other powder brands and types will be considered upon request.
Boschert CU Profi Copper Bar Processing Machine
The Boschert CU Profi copper bar processing machine is a flexible and powerful solution for the efficient processing of copper, aluminum, and steel bars. Monti currently has three CU Profi’s in production and its newest addition will be equipped with 8 punching stations, one of which will be an extra-large station for punching up to 2-inch-diameter profiles. The CU Profi accommodates bars up to 20 feet long, 9 inches wide, and material up to ½ inch thick. The CNC-controlled punching heads use standard thick turret “B” station tools and are equipped with hydraulic material clamping in the Y-axis on both sides of the punching head to ensure straight punching patterns. Also, a new feature on Monti’s latest CU Profi will be the capability for in process CNC dot-peen marking. The material feed system on the CU Profi utilizes special clamps to ensure complete processing with little waste. This feeding unit is supported on a linear guide and AC-servo motor, which guarantees a repeatability of ±.004” on material that is .25” thick.
Bystronic Xact Smart CNC 160 Ton Press Brake
The new generation of the Xact Smart increases the versatility and speed of bending. With its numerous new functions, Bystronic’s Xact Smart offers a decisive plus in bending technology. From the very onset, Bystronic designed this machine tool to offer a performance package with intelligent functions that enable users to produce parts cost-effectively and in high quality. One of the additional functions is the Xact Smart’s insert extension and stroke length expansion. This means that higher tools can now be used with the Xact Smart and enables users to produce parts with lower bending edges. This is particularly useful, for example, bending boxes and drawers. Another feature is the five-axis backgauge. The newly designed Bystronic backgauge systems are faster and thus increase the speed of the bending sequences. The five-axis system will allow Monti to use the Xact Smart to be bend complex 3D parts. A very important additional feature of the Xact Smart is the intelligent sensor system for precise bending. The special Bystronic crowning technology ensures high-precision air bending results. This unique assistant function is only available in this form with press brakes from Bystronic. Thanks to its sensor system, the Xact Smart’s crowning recognizes the position and length of the sheet metal part. This sensor system is integrated directly into the ByVision Bending control. This enables the Xact Smart to automatically control the ideal distribution of the bending force across the entire bending length without requiring the operator to deal with complicated details. This results in precise and consistent angles with every bend.
Monti Inc.’s Greenwood Plant 2
217 Joe Bernat Dr.
Greenwood, SC 29646
Phone: (864) 323-0444
Fax: (864) 323-0325
Monti Inc. Participates in Manufacturing Day to Introduce Youth to Manufacturing Careers
Monti Inc.’s commitment to moving the manufacturing industry forward is evident with their support of Manufacturing Day, an introduction for high school students to learn about different manufacturing careers.
Manufacturing day is the first Friday in October but continues throughout the month. The series of events help showcase modern manufacturing careers by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors to students, teachers and community leaders.
As students attended a virtual event with Monti Inc., they learned about the types of work, met current employees and discovered first-hand about Monti’s team atmosphere. In preparation of the tours, Monti Inc. produced a video overview that introduced team members and career paths to those in attendance.
By sharing what it is like to work at Monti, students got a first-hand view into a career in manufacturing. “The culture at Monti is collaborative and exciting,” said Molly Fender, VP Human Resources. “When you walk the floor at Monti, you’ll see people working hard, having fun and solving problems.”
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.
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.