“I am thankful to work for a company that cares about its employees,” said Matthew Gentry, who started working at Ledwell in 2016. Matthew has operated the band saw in the Machine Shop since the beginning.
On his typical day, he receives work orders from various shops concerning the length of material they need cut and the quantity. Both round and angle bar, as well as flat bar and structural beams, are common materials.
“We have nearly 400 types of materials to balance,” Gentry explained. “We need to cut these to a variety of lengths so production can run smoothly.”
The most challenging jobs he completes demand multiple angles cut on one piece of material, making them his favorite.
Matthew studied Audio Engineering in college. Though he isn’t using his skills at Ledwell, he makes up for it in his spare time.
At home, he has a music studio where he records music, but it’s not just any kind of music. It’s music he writes and performs.
He has helped raise money through his album Far From Here for a non-profit, Guitars for Vets.