At STAUB, we’re all about finding solutions to tough problems. Whether that’s for our customer’s production fabrication needs or addressing our industry’s critical issues, we’re not afraid to tackle a challenge. And we believe that bringing key people to the table is one of the best ways to solve a difficult problem.
On Wednesday, February 20th we had the honor of hosting a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator Rob Portman and key industry and community leaders. Attending, were ten Dayton-area manufacturing business leaders as well as representatives from the National Association of Manufacturers, Ohio Manufacturers Association, Dayton Development Coalition, Dayton Chamber of Commerce and the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association.
The topic of conversation ranged from the benefits of recent tax reform to the negative impact of new tariffs and ongoing challenges of filling the manufacturing workforce pipeline.
Our company president, Steve Staub, who is a passionate advocate for effective workforce development, had this to say about the event:
“I appreciate the support of Senator Portman in addressing these critical workforce issues. We can do much better than our current one-size-fits-all education system and the ineffective practice of pushing every student toward a standard four year degree.
We owe it to the next generation to help them discover and prepare for the many rewarding career opportunities that don’t require a degree and tens of thousands of dollars in college debt. Jobs in the manufacturing industry are a great example, with U.S. manufacturing workers now earning an average of $81,000 per year in salary and benefits.”
This roundtable was part of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) ‘State of Manufacturing Tour’. Jay Timmons, NAM President and CEO, released this statement:
“Staub Manufacturing is a great example of manufacturers keeping their promise to invest in their communities and their people with the tools from tax reform and regulatory certainty. We’re proud to spotlight them and have Sen. Portman, a steadfast manufacturing ally, join the tour. Manufacturing has always been the source of America’s strength—and today, we’re building the future. We’re rising to the occasion to solve real-world problems.”
For more information, visit the following links:
In Dayton, Portman Participates in a Manufacturing and Workforce Roundtable with National Association of Manufacturers and Staub Manufacturing Solutions
Sen. Portman discusses tax reform, trade jobs during manufacturing roundtable
Portman Joins Workforce Roundtable With Local Business Leaders
(Video) Senator Portman at Staub Manufacturing – 2019
Photos from the event are below: