Tony Staub and Staub Machine Company have been staunch advocates for innovation and the advancement of manufacturing in the US for decades. When Buffalo Manufacturing Works offered Staub a seat on the Founders Council, it probably had a lot to do with the history, achievements, and philosophy of our company. Recently Staub joined 11 other local manufacturing leaders as anchor companies to help guide and advise on the direction of this brand new organization.
We’ve written in the past how excited we are to have Buffalo Manufacturing Works is in town. We believe that Mike Ulbrich and his team can make a big difference in our region. We’ve embraced the vision of Buffalo Manufacturing Works and we’re encouraging others to do the same. While the organization received significant money from the Buffalo Billion, the plan is for BMW to be self-sustaining and profitable in a few years. This will only happen if they prove to area manufacturers that their services are a worthwhile investment.
Here at Staub we are betting that the services offered by BMW will help us on our quest to push our operation to the next level. The resources that are offered dovetail nicely with what we do – Machining, Robotics, and Additive Manufacturing. Also, Buffalo Manufacturing Works is working off of a proven model. Edison Welding Institute (EWI) built a highly successful innovation hub centered on the welding industry in Columbus, Ohio. EWI decided to branch out and replicate its success. Buffalo is the first such venture, and offers the full support and resources of the Columbus-based company.
For us, membership to Buffalo Manufacturing Works was a foregone conclusion. Our President, Tony Staub, may be one if BMW’s biggest advocates. He’s been working hard to change the perception of modern manufacturing, and has led one of the region’s most innovative companies for 40 years. Being part of this organization is a no-brainer for Staub Machine Company. In fact, when offered the opportunity to become a member of the Founders Council the decision wasn’t a difficult one. “I cannot think of a reason why we wouldn’t take this opportunity,” was Tony’s final answer. We plan on fully taking advantage of the resources offered by Buffalo Manufacturing Works.
The Founders Council gives Staub an opportunity and platform to help WNY manufacturing take a step forward that we’ve never had. We’ve claimed to be a leader in advanced manufacturing in WNY before. Leaders lead from the front, and the Founders Council gives us another opportunity to do just that.