PSG Supports Braidy Industries' Vision of Economic Revitalization for the Tri-State Area

Posted on Tue, Aug 27, 2019 @ 14:08 PM

braidy 1President and CEO, Robert Slagel, was invited to Braidy Industries' headquarters in Ashland, Kentucky to discuss economic revitalization and how it specifically relates to the Tri-State area. Other attendees present included community leaders from the Ohio side of the river and Congressman Bill Johnson. During their visit, these Ohio leaders were given the opportunity to listen to Braidy staff members present information on what Braidy Industries' future plans are and how these plans can be carried across the bridge(s) into Ironton and beyond.

The presentations that were given included a tour of Braidy Industries, a discussion on the scope and vision of the mill project and supporting facilities, a discussion of the Braidy degree program at ACTC, and more.

The goal of Braidy Industries is for its Ashland development to have a positive economic impact on not only Kentucky, but Ohio and West Virginia as well. More specifically, the Ohio counties of Lawrence and Scioto, and the West Virginia counties of Cabell and Wayne. As stated in a report provided by Braidy Industries, "The region is economically interdependent and thousands of individuals cross state lines and the Ohio River every day to go to work."

According to the U.S. Census, an average of 3,404 individuals travel from Lawrence County, Ohio to jobs in Boyd County, Kentucky on a daily basis. This also includes 965 workers from Cabell County, West Virginia and 737 workers from Wayne County, West Virginia. These statistics support the fact that a number of Braidy Industries' employees are from Ohio and West Virginia and that their plans will have a major impact on these states.

Throughout the decades, the Tri-State area has seen more of an economic decline compared to the rest of the nation. However, Braidy Industries seeks to make a difference by introducing activities that will result in job creation and offering wages that are 20 to 25 percent above regional county averages. As a result, we could begin to see economic prosperity in Appalachia and the Tri-State area specifically.

Robert Slagel, and the rest of the PSG team, would like to thank Braidy Industries team for the opportunity to visit their headquarters and gain more insight on the company's plans for Appalachia and the Tri-State area. The top photo above includes:

      • Bob Peterson: Ohio Senator
      • Dave Shealy: Managing Director, Atlas Room Operations Center at Braidy Industries
      • Brian Baldridge: State Representative
      • Nate Haney: Senior Vice President, Government Relations at Brady Industries
      • Curtis Carson: Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Braidy Industries
      • Bill Johnson: U.S. Congressman
      • Robert Slagel: President & CEO of Portable Solutions Group
      • Megan Coffey: Executive Assistant to Robert Slagel
      • Julie Kavanaugh: Chief of Staff Administration & Executive Assistant to Craig Bouchard
      • Mark Johnson: President of Tri State Building Trades
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DropBox Inc. & Robert Slagel Host Brunch with Congressman Bill Johnson

Posted on Wed, May 10, 2017 @ 14:05 PM

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Robert Slagel, Owner/CEO of Portable Solutions Group, parent company to DropBox Inc., recently hosted a brunch for Congressman Bill Johnson and 30 attendees. The event gave Congressman Johnson the opportunity to meet with constituents and address questions regarding everything from health care to the political climate of the United States. He discussed topics including what it’s like working with President Trump, the opioid epidemic, environmental regulations, and job creation.  

Attendees at the event included individuals from several different businesses and industries including but not limited to local hospitals, local government offices, and the construction industry. 

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DropBox Inc. Portable Solutions Group Welcomes Congressman Bill Johnson

Posted on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 13:09 PM

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Ironton, OH – Congressman Bill Johnson (Ohio’s 6th Congressional District) made an appearance at a breakfast and spoke before a collection of local businessmen, construction professionals, and building trades representatives in Ironton, Ohio.

 Hosted at the home of Elizabeth and Robert R. Slagel, President/CEO/Owner of Portable Solutions Group, parent company of Johnny on the Spot, Storage on the Spot, DropBox Inc., and Modular Security Systems Inc., the breakfast was attended by about forty local representatives. Among the attendees were individuals with Enerfab Inc., Brand Energy, Fluor – B&W Piketon, the Tri-State Building Trades Council, Ironton Port Authority, and the City of Ironton.

Following his retirement from the military, Johnson turned to building high-technology businesses and served as Chief Information Officer of a global manufacturing company. In 2010, Johnson was elected to his first term to represent the people of Ohio’s 6th Congressional District, which covers much of eastern and southeastern Ohio. He was also successfully re-elected in 2012 and 2014. After first taking office, Johnson fought to create jobs in eastern and southeastern Ohio, improve services to our nations our veterans, and to make our Federal Government more effective, efficient, and accountable to the American people. He currently serves on the House Energy and Commerce 

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Congressman Johnson’s talk focused mainly on the economy and the creation of jobs in Ohio and around the U.S., noting that, “Two things that have to be done are 1) real regulatory reform and 2) real tax reform.” In accomplishing these two admittedly cumbersome goals, the congressman believes real economic change and a substantial amount of jobs may be created for Ohio and the rest of the nation. The congressman noted that the next President of the United States will need to have the backbone to make tough decisions and be willing to live with only one term in the White House if real reformative and progressive change is to take place in the U.S.Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Additionally, he is a member of the House Shale Caucus.

After speaking for about an hour, the congressman opened the floor to questions from the crowd. Questions topics ranged from the economy, job creation, presidential prospects for the 2016 elections, to weeding through the field of hopefuls to find candidates that will focus on the needs of the people of the country instead of special interest groups.

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