“This is a phenomenal enterprise,” began Ohio Governor Bob Taft at a press conference at SSOE’s headquarters on July 18. “There is more work getting done here more quietly then anyplace in the entire state of Ohio. What this company does is incredible and it is a great success story. [SSOE] is a company that is investing and growing and expanding here and has an impact world wide. In fact, just this year I was very proud to present SSOE an “E” Award for Excellence in Exporting for the second time. They come with me on my trade missions. They are operating in China and Europe; they are operating in Mexico. They are truly a global enterprise.”
SSOE “is making phenomenal use of our Third Frontier internship program” Governor Taft noted. His press conference called attention to the state’s largest-ever commitment to expanding Ohio’s high-tech research capabilities and promoting innovation. Known as the Third Frontier Program, it uses state funds from the Governor’s Workforce Investment Act to create internships for Ohio students studying math, science and engineering. SSOE is one of the leading participants in the program, with 73 internships in the high-tech areas of advanced manufacturing, advanced materials and controls.