Business Spotlight



About ST Solutions (Salem Tools)

Salem Tools was founded in 1970 as a cutting tool distributor and has evolved into a full-line distributor adept at providing a total Maintain Repair Overhaul (MRO) solution.   In late 2007, the company began to market service as ST Solutions.  In 2010 the company proudly celebrated 40 years in the distribution industry.

ST Solutions concentrates its business in Manufacturing and Assembly plants, where they focus on Material Management and Manufacturing Process Improvements.  ST has a strong presence in the aerospace, defense, automobile and power generation markets.

The experienced customer service staff provides sourcing support through order fulfillment.   ST sales engineers provide process improvement, product application and savings documentation.   They continue to make significant investments in technology to meet future needs.

ST Solutions has partnered with Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia for twenty years providing a whole school sponsorship that has delivered age appropriate economic lessons to 440 students annually in six grade levels.  The beginning years of the partnership included ST employees volunteering to teach the JA classes and promoting the need for developing business skills.  ST Solutions JA sponsorship and time demonstrates to students the opportunities and education needed for work in our region to become self-sufficient.  ST can share their success locally and how important the need is for STEM skills in connecting with their customers who are involved in many facets of marketing.   

Salem Tools's vision is to be the best most trusted and admired company in the industrial tooling industry.  Junior Achievement's long history of providing sequential business basics is the building block for our students' career exploration and desire to complete their high school education.  Today's student is preparing for jobs that have not yet been created but they are exposed to companies like ST who cherish soft skills and marketable skills that are needed to adapt to a changing industry.  Ideally, ST Solutions will one day be able to hire the very students that benefitted from their sponsorship and fit the company's vision to develop and retain qualified individuals to provide superior service to their customers.

Thank you, ST Solutions, for enhancing Junior Achievement's  business education experiences for our youth.