RoyOMartin recently held a ceremony to highlight the efforts of women working in manufacturing-related occupations. Held the week of the National Manufacturing Day, which falls on Oct. 6 this year, RoyOMartin’s Women in Manufacturing Day coincides with the birthday of company chairman Jonathan E. Martin.
As part of Women in Manufacturing Day, the company spotlighted six of its current female employees who represent a variety of occupations. Additionally, female junior high and high school students from throughout Central Louisiana attended the ceremony at RoyOMartin’s corporate office to hear from the employees about career opportunities within the wood-products manufacturing and forestry industries. RoyOMartin currently owns and operates two manufacturing facilities in Louisiana and manages approximately 550,000 acres of Martin-family-owned timberland.
Coordinating the Women in Manufacturing Day event was Donna Bailey, RoyOMartin’s Corporate Director of Employee Engagement.
“As women in manufacturing, I believe we have an obligation to ensure that young women are fully aware of career opportunities available to them. More importantly, we must guide them along the learning path to success,” she explained. Furthermore, “we need to erase the false narrative associated with a woman’s inability to effectively compete and perform in manufacturing. It’s just plain wrong. Talented women are successfully performing at all levels today. This is fully evident by the women representing our organization at this event.”
RoyOMartin employees recognized included: Michelle Driscoll, Production Manager; Kayla Johnson, Master-Craft Electrician; Natalie Monroe, Corporate Environmental Manager; Brittany Ray, Forestry Technician; Windy Robinson, Production Team Leader; Collene Van Mol, Health-Services Manager.