Monarch Millworks was facing a shortage of trained and skilled operators for transportation and logistics, and the ongoing issue of relying on contracted drivers had been challenging.
They realized that without the ability to secure and move their materials in a timely manner, their own workforce, as well as the workforces of their vendors and customers, would have to be cut back to adjust for the decreased level of production the company was capable of supporting. Monarch Millworks needed reliable, skilled drivers and they needed them now.
Andy Hees, General Manager at Monarch Millworks, began working with Michigan Works! Business Solutions Professional Alayne Hansen to come up with a solution.
Michigan Works! was able to provide training funding through the Incumbent Worker Training Program for Monarch Millwork to send one of their employees to the three week truck driving training course at Road Warrior Truck Driving School.
With this training, Monarch Millwork is now positioned to move raw material in a timely fashion to meet their customers' needs and keep production flowing.
Seth Reichard, recipient of the CDL training states, "Since I completed my truck driving training, I accumulated 500 miles in one week delivering product to our customers. I appreciate the funding allocated to Monarch Millwork that covered the cost of my training."