A New Public-Private Partnership to Benefit Manufacturing: American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Here at the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (GLTAAC) we believe in the power of public-private partnerships to get things done. A new public-private partnership will be launching soon in Detroit to the benefit of the tri-state region we serve – Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.  The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute is a mouthful to try to say –

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GLTAAC case study: Market research and new website, help position Ohio manufacturer for growth

In 2011, Roger Peck, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ferriot, Inc., (Akron, OH), was looking at declining sales in the firm’s core business. Ferriot, a custom injection molder, had successfully entered into a joint venture with a new customer in a new market – but, as that business was growing, its traditional business was continuing to decline. Many of

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Neither Imports nor Ashes Can Hold Back Champion Bus

In the past five years, Champion Bus has seen a brilliant turnaround, from being pummeled by imports, the great recession and a devastating fire, to emerging as one of the bus industry’s top performers and most respected brands. In 2009, the atmosphere at Champion Bus could be described as “tense”, with management in a “determined to survive” mode as a

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