Category Archives: Manufacturing – Great Lakes Region

How TAAF Works (and yes, U.S. manufacturing still needs it)

Here at the Great Lakes TAAC, we keep a close eye on how imports are affecting U.S. manufacturing.  As I’ve written in previous blog posts, the import threat is not going away.  The low cost of imports is just getting lower.  That means a continued uphill battle for many manufacturers, especially the small and mid-sized companies that we work with. We’d

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Refineries and Steel Brighten NW Indiana

One of the bright-spots in the Midwest today is NW Indiana, and it’s not just reflections off Lake Michigan. The shoreline between Chicago and Michigan’s border is home to large oil refineries and steel mills, and both are humming with activity related to large construction projects. The projects themselves and the companies contracted to service them are providing a boost

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