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.


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[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.

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.

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:

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.