Royal Die & Stamping Co. Inc.
Some do not perceive metalworking as a typical job for a woman, but Royal Die & Stamping Co. defies expectations, COO Sue Freitag says. “The women [here] have always been on the production floor as assemblers and operators,” she declares.
But their participation is not limited to operating machines. “It’s a slow process, [but] I do see women rising from the plant floor into supervisor roles and more managerial roles than they did before,” she states.
Fifty-six percent of Royal Die employees are women with a majority on the manufacturing floor. This percentage includes women in supervisory and management roles for departments, which include Quality Control, Stamping, Assembly, Finishing, Program Management as well as Safety. A number of women work closely with its logistics/shipping manager to ensure a smooth delivery outline.