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MTI Insider

This is the place where you can come to see what's going on "inside" MTI. We want to share our family news with you. Why? Because MTI is about people, and it always has been.

In fact, MTI is employee-owned, which is a rare occurrence in today's business world. This ownership means that employees have a real "stake in the game". And that vested interest fosters conscientiousness and pride in workmanship, which results in high productivity, world-class quality products, excellent customer service and delivering on promises. It's more than a job; it's personal.

Family Life in the Fast Lane. We were excited to find our own Ryan Whitinger, and his family featured in the March issue of Speed News Magazine. It’s not enough that he has his pilot’s license, runs marathons and parachutes out of planes, but Ryan and his family also build and race cars! We are proud of our very adventurous COO! Read more.

MTI's 25th Anniversary Celebration for Employees. Celebrating employees was an important part of MTI's 25th Anniversary celebration in August, 2013. Long-term retired employees joined MTI for the Anniversary Employee Luncheon and several employees were recognized for 20 years or more with MTI. J C Henry, MTI founder was also celebrated. JC's vision, innovation, values and drive built MTI and set it on a trajectory for growth. Today, his legacy lives on as MTI is recognized as being the best in the industry.



Retired VP Vicki Henry Higgins cuts the anniversary cake in honor of her father, JC.
CEO Kathy Adams shows employees the personal message on the back of the plaque awarded to MTI by the Mayor of Sugar Hill. (See JC & the Penny story.)
Employees (past and present) and friends of MTI enjoyed the celebration.

Sharing Ideas. MTI takes employee input very seriously. In fact, there are multiple strategic planning sessions that are comprised of a small group of employees that includes production workers, office employees and management. The purpose is to increase communication, share ideas, review company status and plan for the future and get to know each other better. And yes, there is always a fun factor!


Listening to a presenter during an evening sunset session.

Having some fun kayaking. Only one was rolled!

Group shot from one strategic planning session.

And Then There Are The Holidays.


Going back for thirds at the MTI Thanksgiving Dinner.

Ginormous pumpkins from the MTI garden.

The MTI Family Christmas party is one of Santa's favorite stops.

Victory Garden. Yes, that's right. MTI not only makes tubs; MTI grows vegetables! A group of employees thought that we should plant a "victory over the recession" garden. So we did. Everyone pitched in, and the harvest was huge!


One Of A Kind. One of our craftsmen used to custom-paint automobiles professionally, and he's a NASCAR nut! Can you tell that he has more than one passion?