Success Stories

GLTAAC has worked with over 300 import injured companies. Our clients use GLTAAC planning and co-funding to help them reclaim their competitive edge. Here is a sampling of our client success stories.


Precise Tooling Solutions – Columbus, IN

A specialty manufacturer in central Indiana that builds and repairs injection tooling for the plastics industry, Precise Tooling Solutions is recognized for its expertise building and servicing tight-tolerance optical lighting tools and thermoset molds for the automotive, aerospace, medical device and consumer goods industries. Precise Tooling entered the program to enhance the competitive position of the company and used the TAAF co-funding for VISI software implementation. Read the Precise Tooling Solutions Case Study


Bay Motor Products Inc – Traverse City, MI

A manufacturer of small motors, blowers, and fans, Bay Motor Products had developed strong engineering capabilities and excellent customer service, but was facing challenges due to a shrinking market, and domestic and import competition. The firm entered the TAAF program in 2015, and used the co-funding to finance several key initiatives including continuous improvement. Read the Bay Motor Products Case Study


Fisher Cast Steel Products – West Jefferson, Ohio

Fisher Cast Steel (FCS) began seeing sales impact due to import competition in 2013.  The firm entered the TAAF program in 2017, working with GLTAAC to create their Adjustment Plan. Since then, they’ve stuck to their plan – and seen a rebound in sales. Read the Fisher Cast Steel Case Study


SPOT Imagain logoSPOT Imaging – Sterling Heights, Michigan

A supplier to the life science market, SPOT Imaging was facing stiff import competition. They turned to GLTAAC for planning and funding to help achieve their diversification goals. Read more about SPOT Imaging


Bamar Plastics – South Bend, Indiana

With sales falling due to growing foreign competition, the TAAF program made a difference for Bamar Plastics. This family business completed co-funded projects that helped turn eroding sales into growing sales. Read the Bamar Plastics Case Study


Humphrey Products – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Humphrey Products worked with the TAAF program to beat import competition through diversification. GLTAAC connected Humphrey with the right consultant to tackle Humphrey’s complex market research needs. Read more about Humphrey Products


Yoder_Image_smallerjpgYoder Lumber – Millersburg, Ohio

Founded in 1944, Yoder Lumber grew steadily until it encountered stiff import competition and the Great Recession. Then, TAAF planning and matching funds helped the company improve efficiency, as well as its marketing plan. Read the Yoder Lumber Case Study


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Caster Concepts – Albion, Michigan

Caster Concepts made their TAAF Adjustment Plan and co-funding a significant part of the company’s successful business transformation.  Read the Caster Concepts Case Study


 Ferriot_Image smallerFerriot, Inc. – Akron, Ohio

Ferriot was faced with the need to diversify its custom injection molding business. The company used TAAF co-funding first to identify new markets, and then to create a website. Read the Ferriot Case Study



Overton_Image_smallerOverton Industries – Mooresville, Indiana

In 2010, Overton was looking to expand its market and increase sales: “We weren’t in a crisis, but we were working hard to avoid one.” TAAF co-funded projects helped identify diversification opportunities, a new marketing strategy, and export potential. Read the Overton Industries Case Study