Sandy Keplinger, Rob Portman, Steve Staub

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:

Steve Staub Speaks During Skilled Workforce Panel

Staub Manufacturing Solutions president, Steve Staub, a long-time industry advocate, was one of several business leaders who spoke to Centerville High School students recently. The goal of the panel discussion was to bring awareness to some often overlooked career paths, such as manufacturing, construction and transportation.

“Events like this are a great way to open young minds to good-paying career options that they may not have considered,” says Steve Staub. “I think they need to understand that, today, the average welder makes more than the average lawyer.”

For more details about this event, check out the following Dayton Daily News article:

Area business leaders visit Centerville students to stress the need for skilled workers

DBJ Special Report showing winner Staub Manufacturing Solutions

November 8, 2018, Dayton, OH – Staub Manufacturing Solutions, an industry-leading contract manufacturing company that provides production sheet-metal fabrication services to top OEM’s, was named by the Dayton Business Journal as the 2018 Manufacturing Business of the Year. This coveted award celebrates excellence in the Dayton-area manufacturing community.

Staub Manufacturing Solutions received the top honor in the Manufacturing category at this year’s DBJ Business of the Year awards gala. They were selected over two notable finalists, Prime Controls and Value Added Packaging, by an outside panel of judges on criteria such as growth, customer service and overall organizational success.

“We are humbled and pleased to have been chosen for this prestigious award, says Sandy Keplinger, STAUB Vice President. “I would especially like to thank our team for their diligence and hard work. They don’t back down from a challenge, they make work fun and we are grateful for all that they do.”

This a second time for STAUB to receive this special industry recognition, as they were the recipient of the 2015 DBJ Manufacturing Business of the Year award. For more information, be sure to check out the following Dayton Business Journal articles:

Business of the Year spotlight: Staub Manufacturing Solutions (Manufacturing)

DBJ’s 2018 Business of the Year winners revealed

We are so excited to be one of the finalists for the Dayton Business Journal’s Business of the Year (in the Manufacturing category). Congrats as well to Prime Controls Inc. and Value Added Packaging, Inc. The winner will be announced at the gala on November 8th. Stay tuned!

For more details on the awards gala and all of the companies honored in other categories such as Community Supporter, Family-Owned, Not-for-Profit and others, check out this online DBJ article.

STAUB previously received the DBJ Manufacturing Business of the Year in 2015 with honorable mentions in Community Involvement and Overall Excellence.

As you may have noticed, our company president is an outspoken advocate for the manufacturing industry. Recently, he spoke with reporter John Bush at the Dayton Business Journal about the challenges facing our industry and what he and others are doing to solve these long-term problems.

You can read the full write-up here.

In an August Dayton Daily News article, reporter Lynn Hulsey asks the question, “How do we get the economy to boom for all?” She wonders how our region can provide better (living wage) jobs. We’re honored that she included us in the conversation and featured our fabrication team in the accompanying pictures and video. You can read the full write-up here.