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 stands with Jay Timmons, President of the National Association of Manufacturers

[This is an edited portion of the official press release from the NAM. Full text can be viewed here.]

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Steve Staub, president of Staub Manufacturing Solutions, has been named to the Executive Committee of the NAM Board of Directors. As an NAM Executive Committee board member, Staub will work to advance a manufacturing policy agenda that promotes growth and prosperity for all Americans.

“I am honored to be a part of the NAM Executive Committee and continue to fight for policies that will ensure our continued growth and success as manufacturers. Policymakers need to understand how their policies affect the more than 12 million men and women employed in manufacturing,” said Staub. 

“Steve commands respect as a recognized leader in our industry, and the NAM will be stronger thanks to his service on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons.

Staub Manufacturing Owners at White House

December 18, 2018, Dayton, OH – The co-owners of Staub Manufacturing Solutions, a Dayton-area contract manufacturing company serving top OEM’s with production sheet-metal fabrication services, attended a Christmas reception at the White House on December 17th.

Brother and sister team, Sandy Keplinger and Steve Staub, and their spouses, were special guests at a White House Christmas reception on Monday. The invitation-only party began in the elegantly decorated East Wing and included a self-guided tour of the red, green and blue rooms. Guests got to experience two orchestras, a men’s choir and a wide selection of delicious foods and pastries.

“We’re humbled to be included in an event like this and glad that our President cares about the manufacturing industry and small businesses like ours,” Steve Staub said. “The White House created an amazing experience for us all. From the Military Orchestra that greeted us to the hallway of red cranberry trees, everything about this event was excellent.”

“The decorations were absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing!” Sandy Keplinger said. “We are just so honored to have this opportunity. It was a once in a lifetime experience!”

Near the end of the party, President Trump and the First Lady addressed the partygoers, welcoming them to “our home” and wished everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year.

“To spend the evening like this with our country’s leadership and heroes, like several Congressional Medal of Honor recipients we saw there, is something that we’ll never forget,” Steve Staub said.

The party of about 500, included other notable guests such as Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, Former Governor Chris Christie, White House Advisor, Kellyanne Conway and Radio Personality, Rush Limbaugh.

This is not the first time that members of the STAUB team have been in Washington or the White House. Earlier this year, Steve, Sandy and Corey Adams were guests of the First Lady for the State of the Union address.

A gallery of pictures from the event is included below.

What an honor! Both of STAUB’s owners and one of our welders had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the State of the Union address as official guests of First Lady, Melania Trump. Sandy, Steve and Corey were excited (and a little nervous) about being in the National spotlight, but were thrilled to bring positive attention to America’s critical manufacturing industry.

Their whirlwind trip took them to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) headquarters, to the White House for a tour, to the Capital for the Address and to an early morning appearance on Fox and Friends. To revisit this special moment check out the links below:

Donald Trump visits Staub Manufacturing

Staub Manufacturing Solutions hosted presidential candidate Donald Trump and 17 Dayton-area manufacturing business leaders for a roundtable discussion on issues our industry is facing. After touring each process of our fabrication operation, Trump fielded questions on topics such as taxes, regulations and trade.

Being the host for a leading candidate in an national election was a great opportunity for our whole team. One of the more memorable aspects of this event was the interaction that Donald Trump had with the guys on our shop floor. Even though he was on a tight time schedule, he took the time to talk with each of them and shake their hand. And during the roundtable discussion he personally asked that they come stand behind him, rather than stand off to the side as planned.

You can discover more about this unique experience in the news articles and videos linked below.