Tag Archives: John Antos

Forecast for Michigan’s economy – As presented at the 64th Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook

For the state of Michigan, 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of job growth – after a decade of jobs decline.  Michigan’s total employment was 4.59 million at the end of September 2016.  Even so, total employment in the state has still not quite returned to its peak of 4.9 million in the spring of 2000. At the annual Economic

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Status and forecast for Michigan’s economic recovery – As presented at the 61st Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook

Michigan is expected to continue its jobs recovery for at least another two years, making six years in a row of job growth after a decade of jobs decline, said experts at the 61st Annual Conference on the Economic Outlook held on the U-M campus last week. “Michigan is closing out 2013 with a healthy year of job growth, the

Read more
1 2