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Fisher Cast Steel improves competitiveness

  “Working with GLTAAC has been a great experience.  The funding has been used to support several facets of our business – sales, operations and education. In a challenging industry, these improvements give us the tools to keep our operation viable into the future.”  —  Jay Harmeyer, Vice President, Fisher Cast Steel   Background Fisher Cast Steel (FCS) is a

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Bamar benefits from TAAF

  ”Bamar has benefited greatly from the TAAF program. The flexibility of the program and GLTAAC’s staff really made it work for us.  The TAAC helped us through the entire process and everybody there was knowledgeable, professional, thoughtful, and clearly committed to our success.  Our company is in a much better competitive position now than we were before working with

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GLTAAC Clients Outperform Manufacturing Sector in 2018

The Great Lakes TAAC collects performance data from the companies it works with every year as part of our internal evaluation process and program improvement efforts. Last year’s survey included 88 manufacturers located throughout Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The results were strong. Indeed, GLTAAC’s established clients and recent program grads (“GLTAAC firms”) outperformed the manufacturing sector as a whole! Sales:

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How to work with a consultant

At GLTAAC we help our client manufacturing companies by covering 50% of the cost for third-party experts (i.e., consultants) on crucial projects to improve their competitiveness. Many clients identify this outside expertise themselves. For others, we help them identify, select, and secure the best outside expertise (typically a professional consultant, but not always) for each improvement project. We’ve helped hundreds

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GLTAAC Case Study: Yoder Lumber’s success in the TAAF Program

Another GLTAAC client just completed the TAAF program. Yoder Lumber Company is a major sawmill and lumber reseller located in northeast Ohio. They used their $75,000 of program co-funding over three years (firms in the program have up to 5 years to use the funding). Here is a brief summary of their experiences and success with the program. About Yoder

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