STG Communication Services Celebrates New Warehouse
COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Chris Jaskiewicz has just one regret about the newly constructed, 6,000-square-foot warehouse building at STG Communication Services.
He wishes it were bigger.
The telecommunications contractor – which services telecommunications towers for clients including AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile – marked completion of the $500,000 warehouse with a ribbon-cutting Thursday morning hosted by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber.
STG has about 150 employees at its facilities here and in Macedonia, said Don Bott, construction manager. Bott spearheaded development of the new building, which was constructed by Dynamic Structures in New Waterford.
The company’s existing warehouse is “packed,” which limited the number of additional projects STG could take on,” Jimi Moore, STG vice president, said.
“It gives us more space to take on more projects, to hire more people, to take on more team members,” he said. “We want to bring people onto the team. We want to create jobs. We want to improve lives.”
The size of the new building was limited by the available land, Jaskiewicz, STG’s president and CEO, said.
“If allowed, this would have been probably four times bigger because we have seen so much growth,” he said.
“It gives us room to bring in more equipment. We have two other locations right now that are also pretty well full that we just use for warehousing,” Bott said. STG is seeing expansion in “mostly the Northeast,” including Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan.
The building is an example of STG’s dedication to support every team member in Columbiana, Doug Hassler, warehouse manager, said. It will support the STG team with “accuracy and information,” and provide new opportunities to efficiently keep the world connected.
“Every time your phone loses signal, think to yourself [that] STG has more work to do,” he said. “We are definitely up to the challenge, and today we’re adding a new tool to our arsenal.”
Moore singled out Bott’s efforts to bring the project to fruition.
“This is Don’s baby, and it was a vision that we put out,” Moore said. “Don made it happen.”
The new building represents growth for the company, according to Jaskiewicz. Last year, the company experienced a 50% increase in projects over the previous year.
“This building represents the growth that we’ve had in the past couple of years and the growth to come,” Heather Dean, senior project manager, said.
The company is looking to acquire adjacent property to allow it to expand further onsite, Moore said.
“We’re always looking for new property or new buildings to help serve what we’re doing,” he said.
“Now we’re seeing opportunities to take this [company] to another level. We’re looking at acquisitions across the country,” Jaskiewicz said. “We are focusing on growing through acquisition.”
Several speakers at the event reflected on the company’s stated purpose to “improve lives,” not just of employees and their families but also vendors and customers.
“No matter if it’s family, friends or neighbors, they are no longer strangers when they’re just a phone call away,” Hassler said.
STG’s company culture attracts “tremendous talent,” which allows it to “take on those opportunities that are being presented to us by our customers, who greatly appreciate what we do,” Jaskiewicz said.
“Because of that, we’re now going to take that show on the road,” he said. Construction of the new warehouse represents “a small beginning of the vision,” which includes acquiring businesses around the country to create “an East Coast grapevine of STG buildings and facilities that take that same purpose of improving lives all the way down.”
Pictured at top: Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of STG Communication Services; Don Bott, construction manager; and Jimi Moore, vice president.
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