STI Group Receives 2023 Local Employer of Excellence Award

January 9, 2024

We are honored to share that Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas has recognized STI Group with the 2023 Local Employer of Excellence Award. This accolade was presented to our CEO, Paul Spence, during the Texas Workforce Commission’s 26th Annual Texas Workforce Conference, which took place from November 29 to December 1, 2023, in Houston.

This recognition is a testament to the efforts of employers in the region who are committed to positively impacting our workers, community, and the state. Our journey, which began in 1978 in Jasper County, has been focused on serving industries such as refining, petrochemical, drilling, power generation, pulp & paper, among others in Construction and Fabrication services. We are also excited about our expansion in Deep East Texas, including a new facility in Angelina County, which will contribute to job creation in the area.

Our collaboration with local workforce boards, educational institutions, and other organizations has been a cornerstone of our operations. These partnerships are essential for maintaining a skilled workforce and providing rewarding job opportunities.

We have actively participated in Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas initiatives, including the Teacher Externship Programs from 2021 to 2023, job fairs, and utilizing job posting and candidate matching services. Our ongoing advice to the Board on industry workforce needs reflects our commitment to the sector’s growth and development.

Our CEO, Mr. Spence, also contributes to several school district advisory boards, aiding in the development of manufacturing programs that align with industry requirements, such as welding. We are continuously exploring further partnerships with the Texas Workforce Commission to enhance skills training opportunities.

We are proud to be part of Texas’s vibrant business community and are committed to contributing to the state’s economic growth. This award from Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas, which serves 12 counties, underscores the importance of collaborative efforts in meeting the needs of employers and workers through market-driven initiatives.

We extend our gratitude to Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission for this recognition and remain dedicated to fostering a thriving workforce in Texas.

Visit the Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas announcement for a full overview of the award ceremony.