Category Archives: Training

GLTAAC case study: Market research leads to growth and exports for Indiana manufacturer

In May 2010, Ron Overton, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Overton Industries, (Mooresville, IN), was confident that with some marketing push, he could jump-start top-line growth for his company. Looking back today, Overton says, “we were hit hard by the recession like everyone was. We weren’t in a crisis, but we were working hard to avoid one.” Via

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Manufacturers’ Moan – part 2: “Need More Skilled Workers!”

In “Part 1” of this blog, we mentioned how at the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center we often hear from small and medium-sized manufacturers about the problem of finding and keeping skilled workers. We explored some programs that have been launched by consortia with national and state funding assistance. But what can you do if you’re fully employed at

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Manufacturers’ Moan – part 1: “Need More Skilled Workers!”

At the Great Lakes Trade Adjustment Assistance Center, we often hear from small and medium-sized manufacturers about the problem of finding and keeping skilled workers. It’s an ironic complaint in our states – Michigan, Ohio and Indiana – which have the nation’s highest unemployment rates. With so many looking for work, it seems like it should be easier for manufacturers

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