Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited Monsters Inc. yesterday. This is a company that hires people, who for various reasons, have difficulty getting a job in ordinary society. This may be former criminals, former addicts or people who for various reasons have not been at work for some time. Monsters Inc. is a contractor who performs various construction and demolition projects, asbestos removal, coring, heat treatment and various demolitions. Overall they have demolished more than 7500 bathrooms. Today, the company has offices in four Norwegian cities in eastern Norway and 40 employees.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the company in the district of Stovner in east Oslo. Here Monsters Inc. has a contract to demolish many bathrooms that will be renovated again. First, the Crown Princess was able to learn more about the business and what they do before she had the opportunity to talk to several of those who work for the company. After talking with the workers, the Crown Princess got to see one of the apartments where some workers were already in the process of tearing out a bathroom. After having been issued appropriate clothing and protective gear, Mette-Marit was able to see how it is to tear a bathroom out herself. The Crown Princess posted a picture of the visit on her Instagram profile later the same day.
Monsters Inc. is a company that the Crown Princess has met before. In 2014, Crown PriMette-Marit Marit presented the award “This Year’s Social Entrepreneur” to the company at a ceremony in Oppland. The reason why Monsters Inc. received the award in 2014 was for their clear and robust core values. The people in this business are not monsters; they’re the opposite. The workers not only tear down, but they build up.