Local welder to be first lady’s guest at State of the Union

By: Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News

Corey Adams, a local welder at Staub Manufacturing Solutions in Harrison Twp., will be a guest of first lady Melania Trump at the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Adams, of Huber Heights, has worked for the company for more than eight years, according to a profile of him at industryweek.com.

“During 2017, Corey and his wife were able to become first-time homeowners, and they will invest their extra money from tax reform into their two daughters’ education savings,” according to the official statement from the White House.

Steve Staub, co-owner of Staub, met with President Donald Trump at the White House last April as part of a “listening session” for small businesses.

“It was neat to have that small a group,” Staub said, recalling the meeting.

Small manufacturers should be heard, Staub said. Most manufacturers are relatively small companies, with fewer than 50 employees. Staub has 28 employees.

It wasn’t the first time Staub had met Trump. Staub and his sister Sandy Keplinger, who is a company vice president and co-owner, hosted Trump in September during the presidential campaign. When he visited last year, Staub said Trump asked detailed questions about the company’s equipment, including its laser-cutting machinery.


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