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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.

Activities include:

  • 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.

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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.

2501 Thunderhawk Ct. Dayton, OH, 45414 (937) 890-4486

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

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.

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.