The Staub Manufacturing Solutions’ philosophy on how to build a stronger supply chain was featured in November issue of The Fabricator magazine. The article, titled Cost. Capability. Culture. – The 3 Cs behind the supplier-customer partnership, includes a detailed interview with company president, Steve Staub, expounding on each of the three important concepts.

Senior Editor Tim Heston (the author of the article) states:

Cost, capability, and culture are like three legs of a stool. Shortcomings in one area can throw the other two off kilter, which in turn leads to late deliveries, quality problems, and more headaches. Maintain all three, and both customer and supplier can grow together.

We could not agree more!

Click here to read the whole article.

I am pleased to announce that our company has been named one of the 2023 Best Workplaces in Ohio – one of only four manufacturers given this distinction. I often hear from our team members that STAUB is a great place to work and it’s nice to know that the folks at Ohio Business Magazine agree.

When we started this business in 1997 we adopted a DO THE RIGHT THING philosophy. In practice, this philosophy is as much about how we work together as a team as it is about how we take care of our customers. We’ve been very intentional over the years about building a great workplace culture and our customers tell us that this is one of the reasons they trust us with their work.

I would argue that company culture is actually more important than price when choosing a fabrication supplier. If a company has a lousy culture and high employee turnover, production and quality will suffer and the customer will feel the pain. I wrote about that in detail in our new eBook, Three Keys To Successful Metal Fabrication Sourcing.

Again, I’m thrilled that our company received this honor. We will continue to work hard, nurturing and developing our (now) award-winning culture and providing OEMs with quality fabricated products, delivered on time.

Steve Staub (President)
Staub Manufacturing Solutions

Ps. Here’s the link to the summer edition of Ohio Business Magazine. STAUB is highlighted on page 26.

On Monday, May 22nd, Staub Manufacturing Solutions president, Steve Staub joined Dan Edwards and Tej Joshi on the Good Day Dayton TV program to discuss efforts to help young people get into ‘essential’ jobs, including manufacturing. To find out more about the “Be the Essential” program, check out the video of their conversation here.

Staub Manufacturing Solutions is proud to be part of the “Be The Essential” campaign that has recently been launch by Pivotal Media.

With the tagline, “Find your future not just a job!” the campaign is about letting people know about all the different career paths available.

The campaign highlights careers in advanced manufacturing, construction, HVAC, and more.

In the above photo you can see Dan Edwards interviewing one of our high school intern students about why he decided to choose a career in advanced manufacturing.

For more information on the campaign follow this link:

Pivotal media is proud partner of the XtremeSTEM program. Find out more, including details about the April 1st XtremeBOTS competition, at

On Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, Steve Staub testified via video in front of the United States Congress House Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth.

The topic of the day was: Our Changing Economy: The Economic Effects of Technological Innovation, Automation and the Future of Work

Some of Mr. Staub’s comments included:

“When items are made in the United States you don’t need to worry about getting things off the ships in the ports! It allows us to be more competitive of a country, people are realizing what Made in America really means and how that is so important to allow people to have skills and have a good living wage. The more we manufacture in the United States the more were going to be a country with a higher skill level and higher wages and everyone has the opportunity in this country to succeed.”

Here is a link to Steve’s full testimony (All-American Storytellers video, starting at 1:23):

This is second time that Steve has testified in front of Congress. He testified in person in 2018 in front of the House Ways & Means Committee about workforce development and all the available opportunities in the manufacturing industry. (See photo)

Steve Staub is heavily involved in growing the manufacturing industry through workforce development initiatives and is one of the founders of the Xtreme STEM programs. Xtreme STEM provides hands-on programs that engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematic (STEM) disciplines with a path to careers in advanced manufacturing. For more information visit

Steve also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Manufacturers Association (OMA) and is actively involved in all of OMA’s workforce development initiatives as well as their Industry Sector Partnerships.

Steve Staub, our company president, recently spent time in Washington, DC for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Winter board meeting. While there, he and other board members heard from a variety of influential guests including Vice President Mike Pence. Vice President Pence touted the importance of the USMCA and heaped praise on American manufacturers saying, “You’ve been investing in your companies and investing in working Americans… You’ve really revived the confidence of the American people and opened doors of opportunity.”

Attendees also heard from Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, who received the NAM’s inaugural Alexander Hamilton award for her leadership on job training and workforce development.

“The high point of my trip, was being one of just five business leaders who met privately with the Vice President,” says Steve Staub. “It was encouraging to see the amount of support from the Trump administration for the manufacturing industry (as a whole) and for the National Association of Manufacturers’ workforce development efforts.”

The NAM is launching a new, national manufacturing-awareness program called, Creators Wanted, which will travel the country starting this spring and will culminate in September at the Making America Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Staub Manufacturing Solutions welder Corey Adams will join President Donald Trump, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons and Manufacturing Institute Executive Director Carolyn Lee at the signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers.

The Pledge to America’s Workers is an initiative of the White House launched one year ago. To date,  manufacturers have committed to provide training opportunities to 1,186,000 manufacturing workers over the next five years to address the industry’s skills gap crisis. The initiative asks companies and trade groups nationwide to commit to expand programs that educate, train and reskill American workers from high school age to near retirement. Staub Manufacturing is one of hundreds of companies that have signed the pledge.

“We are so proud that the White House and the National Association of Manufacturers invited our Corey the Welder to participate in today’s event!” said Steve Staub, President of Staub Manufacturing Solutions. “Corey is a great example of what is possible in manufacturing. A person can enter the industry with little or no experience, learn a skilled trade through on-the-job training and build a successful career. It’s worth considering that, today, the average welder makes as much money in their lifetime as the average attorney.”

“Manufacturers face a workforce crisis with more than half a million unfilled manufacturing jobs today and 2.4 million jobs that may go unfilled by 2028,” said Jay Timmons in today’s NAM press release. “But manufacturers are also problem solvers and committed to being part of the solution. The men and women who make things in America are the backbone of this economy, and it is our commitment that America’s manufacturing workers will have the opportunity to learn, grow and take on new challenges.”

Corey was a guest of the First Lady (along with Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger of STAUB) at the 2018 State of the Union address. Today’s signing event is scheduled for 3:30 pm at the White House.

Update: Video from the event showing the NAM announcement and highlighting Corey and Staub Manufacturing.


Staub Manufacturing Solutions is an award-winning, family-owned production metal fabrication company in Southwest Ohio serving America’s OEMs. STAUB’s President, Steve Staub, is a nationally-known industry advocate and serves on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers, the Ohio Manufacturers Association and Xtreme STEM. For more information about STAUB or to follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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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:

[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.

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.