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Korey Stafford – Manufacturing Support Manager


I began my manufacturing career with Premier Fabrication in 2004 as a welder and press brake operator.  In 2008 I was offered a position as production supervisor.  Eventually, I accepted another position as an estimator and as Premier grew, this role evolved into order processing and engineering control.

While working with our software in this position, I quickly fell in love with providing IT related solutions for our company wherever the need would arise.  This eventually led to report writing and other work with our IT department.  It has been very rewarding to help co-workers solve problems or make decisions by providing the right information at the right time. This experience has allowed me to work on several projects with each department at Premier.

Recently, I was asked to lead our manufacturing support team and because of the talented and dedicated team in place, I felt confident in accepting the position.  I’m excited to share the future with team Premier and look forward to growing and learning together.


The most rewarding part of my job is...
1. Serving as part of a highly effective team.
2. That “ah-ha” moment when you’ve finally solved a difficult problem.
3. Being a trusted and dependable resource.
Outside of work I enjoy...
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.  If the weather is nice, we can be found in the pool, playing catch, or hiking.  Otherwise, we usually have at least one home improvement or landscaping project in progress to keep us on the move!
If I could learn one new skill it would be...
Computer programming. I’ve been fortunate enough to learn bits and pieces on my own but would like to learn much more.  I have always been fascinated by what can be accomplished when efficiently using various coding languages.
My favorite meal is…
Smoked beef brisket with beans and potato salad.
My favorite family tradition is…
At least one evening each weekend, we gather in the living room to play a board game. It has become a fantastic opportunity to unplug and learn more about each other.
Words to live by…
“Without struggle, there can be no progress.” Fredrick Douglas