Our job isn’t about filling seats.
It’s about connecting people to help careers and businesses grow.
We take care of business by taking care of people.
In 1982, Hope Coryer and her husband Bob arrived in Plattsburgh. Hope and Bob discussed this void of local staffing firms in the marketplace and the opportunity to fill it and ETS was created. Since these humble beginnings in the basement of their home on Cumberland Head, ETS has grown considerably to its current standing as one of the largest employers in the Champlain Valley. Hope nurtured and supported ETS for over 30 years with her strong commitment to bettering her community. Hope believed that all of the her employees both inside ETS as well as her contract employees were part of her extended “family.” She has since passed that belief down to her daughter Debbie who took over as President and CEO after Hope’s retirement in 2013. Debbie started her own career in staffing as Director of Operations in 2001. Debbie’s husband Dan and son Jesse joined the company in 2013, solidifying its standing as a truly locally owned and operated enterprise.
ETS in the Community
ETS believes in the power of being part of the community, knowing our neighbors and volunteering in the areas we serve. We believe that as a business, we must make a commitment, both short and long-term, to our people and our communities. Whether it be hosting our own fundraising events, volunteering at events throughout the community or being active members of multiple organizations; the whole team at ETS understands and believes that we have a responsibility to help others and have a positive impact on the communities in which we work and live.
Advanced, modern manufacturing is rapidly expanding in the Champlain Valley, and ETS is honored to partner with entities such as The Development Corporation, the Workforce Investment Board, Clinton Community College and SUNY Plattsburgh to develop unique and forward thinking education initiatives.
These initiatives provide clear pathways for individuals throughout the Champlain Valley to successfully launch a career in manufacturing.
The following is a list of initiatives ETS has been heavily involved in forming, that provide a pathway to launch a career in manufacturing.
Since it’s inception in 2010, AIME (Assembling Industry: Manufacturing & Education) has been preparing and training individuals throughout the North Country for new opportunities, aiming to provide a clear pathway to a career in manufacturing. As a founding partner, ETS supports AIME by providing insight into the local industry as modern technology is rapidly advancing. With a hands-on, minds-on approach to engaging relevant and practical training, this eight week course prepares students of all ages to start a career in advanced manufacturing.
A celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. North Country Manufacturing Day (NCMFG Day) addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. As an NCMFG Day Committee member, ETS is dedicated to rallying manufacturers to come together and address their collective challenges so our community and future generations can thrive. NCMFG Day is meant for anyone who is curious about modern manufacturing and who would like to know more about what happens in modern-day manufacturing facilities. This includes students, parents, educators, media, civic leaders, and the local community.
The Institude for Advanced Manufacturing is a state-of-the-art facility designed to serve as a regional hub for manufacturing education. The building houses Clinton Community College’s technology programs and provides flexible teaching / learning spaces and courses for manufacturers to advance their workforce. As an IAM board member, ETS is kept up to date on the new and exciting programs that are offered. Leveraging our partnership with IAM and our deep business ties in manufacturing, ETS can provide program specific guidance and advice to individuals interested in launching a career in manufacturing.
What we DO:
Build World-Class teams
Have high standards
What we DON’T:
Care about titles
Work with awful people
Drop the ball