Charlton, Mass.-based medical micromolder MTD Micro Molding is celebrating 50 years of business in 2022. Its familylike culture is built on five pillars: be the first, be the best, ever forward, be responsible and be a team.
In 2021, MTD celebrated the grand opening of its expanded medical microinjection molding facility, effectively doubling manufacturing space.
"The added space allows for more personal space for employees, allowing them to better concentrate. The extra space has allowed better organization and storage," Kyle Kolb, tooling supervisor, said in an MTD news release. It also includes a gym for employees. A plaque was dedicated to MTD's late president, Dennis Tully.
Years of service are awarded with gift cards and extra paid time off. Employee appreciation days include company luncheons, lobster bakes and barbecues. An Employee of the Quarter program was implemented in 2021 to recognize employees for going above and beyond for the company. Nominations are submitted by colleagues, and award winners receive a certificate and gift card.
MTD is a season ticket holder for the Worcester Red Sox, and it raffles off tickets to employees for games. The ballpark is 20 minutes from the MTD facility, and the seats are behind home base.
Employees said they appreciate employee benefits such as profit-sharing; flexible hours and the option to work half-day Fridays; company outings and activities such as on-site yoga and barbecues; a state-of-the-art coffee and espresso machine, which was installed in 2021; a fully paid one week shutdown in the summer; and MTD Bucks, which can be traded in for company apparel such as backpacks and sweatshirts.
MTD CEO Gary Hulecki said the things that make him excited to come to MTD every day are "working with a very competent team" and "working on the types of projects we take on."
"There is always a challenge that is near-impossible to overcome, and we use our tools to pull it off as a team," Hulecki said.
"MTD is successful because of our people — talented, innovative, experienced and action-oriented individuals who are a driven, motivated self-starters and have the desire, patience and determination to work on the most challenging projects using the best equipment in the world, while earning top pay and benefits in a team environment," MTD said.