Success stories

Learn how the services offered by Mid-America Trade Adjustment Assistance Center project managers helped businesses in the four state region retain success. These case studies are compelling evidence of TAAF’s effectiveness, which has been independently verified by a study conducted by the Urban Institute that found that firms participating in the TAAF program grew sales by an average of 33.9 percent, significantly higher than corresponding industry averages.

Here are just a few illustrations of TAAF in action.

TAAC tales

Cohen Architectural Woodworking, LLC – St. James

Building great cabinets by building great lives.

Aspen Spas – St. Louis

Going head to head with the conglomerates can be daunting. Luckily there’s help.

Custom Powder Systems, LLC – Springfield

They don’t just think outside the box. They build the box.

DTE, Inc. – Lebanon

DTE makes products that span human life, but spanning foreign competition was tougher — until TAAF.

Intek Corporation – Union

Business is heating up for this Franklin County firm.

Weaver Manufacturing Inc. – Columbia

Life isn’t easy for an American manufacturer.

Missouri Thistle, Inc. – Owensville

Meet the largest small manufacturer you’ve never heard of.

Habitata Building Products – St. Louis (Where are they now?)

Habitata president gives major props to BDP for multiple government contracts, resulting in profitable year, hiring new employees.

Mercury Communications & Construction Inc. – Fenton

TAAC gets results for wireless services provider and general contractor.

Major Custom Cable, Inc. – Jackson

MCC finds big potential in little Liechtenstein.

HY-C Company, Inc. – St. Louis

HY-C has been warming American homes since 1947, but import competition almost extinguished its fire.

Express Scale Parts, Inc. – Shawnee, Kan.

Manufacturer of bagging scales; bag hangers; closing, positioning and transfer conveyors; palletizing equipment; and portable bagging.

American Stitchco, Inc. – Mountain Home, Ark.

Manufacturer of stitched accessories and production parts for the automotive industry

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. – St. Louis

Awnings, canopies, displays and more

Prier – Grandview

Making international business flow

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing – Webb City

Helping one of the most recognized but unnoticed American brands compete globally

Window Technology, Inc. – Monett

Fighting back against cheap imports

Cap America, Inc. – Fredericktown

Feeling the pinch of foreign competition

The Mid-America TAAC office doesn’t just serve manufacturers in Missouri. Its mission is to promote manufacturing prosperity in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska as well. Out-of-state manufacturers listed above had fortunes turned around in part due to timely TAAC assistance.