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: BeTheEssential.com
Pivotal media is proud partner of the XtremeSTEM program. Find out more, including details about the April 1st XtremeBOTS competition, at XtremeSTEM.org
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 www.XtremeSTEM.org
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.
MFG Day, an annual nationwide effort to introduce middle school and high school students to the manufacturing industry, is Friday, October 4th. This year, in addition to hosting several student groups, Staub Manufacturing Solutions is partnering with Xtreme STEM, a local workforce development non-profit, to host a new event just for adults called, Make a Difference for MFG.
Attendees will get to tour STAUB’s state-of-the-art fabrication facility, learn more about the importance of manufacturing for the Dayton region and discover practical ways that they can help ensure a bright future for this industry.
This fun, open-house style event will give participants a greater understanding of advanced manufacturing, provide a hands-on look into Xtreme STEM’s successful workforce development programs and identify various opportunities for them to join the mission of Inspiring Students to Pursue Careers in Manufacturing.
This event is for business professionals, educators, manufacturers, public officials and individuals who…
- Recognize that a healthy manufacturing industry is vital to a strong regional economy,
- Believe that next generation deserves to be made aware of the high-paying, high-demand career opportunities available in manufacturing and
- Are determined to be part of the solution.
The event runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at 2501 Thunderhawk Ct., Dayton, OH 45414. Plenty of parking is available. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Admission is free but an Registration is required (deadline 10/2). Reminder: Adults only, no students.
- Factory tours every half hour, starting at 4:00 pm
- Meet and greet with the board of Xtreme STEM
- Try your hand at:
- 3D printing a Hovercraft
- Operating an radio-controlled battle BOT
- Conquering the Engineering Challenge
- Enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres
- Network with other like-minded people
- Win valuable door prizes
And be sure to save the date for the Xtreme BOTS competition on December 7th at Wright State University.
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 www.StaubMfg.com.
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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:
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
Twice a year, Xtreme STEM, a local not-for-profit, organizes competitive events that brings together student teams from all over Southwest Ohio to battle for BOT domination. The fall Xtreme BOTS competition is Saturday, November 3rd and will be hosted by Staub Manufacturing Solutions in our adjacent warehouse at 2551 Thunderhawk Court, Dayton, Ohio 45414.
Behind all the excitement of the BOTS competition (like sparks, flying metal parts and WWE style announcing) is the simple mission to inspire the next generation to consider a career in manufacturing. Each high-school team is matched with a manufacturing “mentor” company to help them with the design and build of the Bot. This connection is the ‘secret sauce’ of the program. It exposes the students to all aspects of modern manufacturing processes in a way that is interesting and memorable. Then when the time comes for them to choose a career path, manufacturing won’t be a mystery, it will be a viable career option.
STAUB is proud to support successful student-focused efforts like Xtreme BOTS to help turn the tide on the workforce shortage in the manufacturing industry.
The event begins at 8:30 am and is open to the public. Admission is $5 (suggested donation).
Staub Manufacturing Solutions was one of over 2,600 companies nationwide that opened their doors on MFG Day to high school and middle school students, showing them what today’s manufacturing is really like.
We had the opportunity to host over 130 students from Dayton-area schools including: Huber Heights, Franklin, Warren County and Centerville. It was a great event and we’re already making plans for bigger and better for next year!
For more information on MFG Day, visit www.MFGDay.com.