INCREASE YOUR FIRM’S COMPETITIVENESS
The primary goal of TAAF is to help trade injured U.S. companies to become more competitive in the global economy. Technical assistance offered through TAAF is proven to help manufacturers to increase sales and production as well as promote job growth and retention.
CASH FLOW ADVANTAGES AND LEVERAGE RESOURCES
The program offers assistance in the form of cost shared projects facilitated by outside experts, consultants and engineers. TAAF is not a reimbursement program; firms are only responsible for up to 50% of the cost of each project. TAAF pays the remaining cost of the project directly to the contractor. Monies cost shared by TAAF can now be allocated by the firm to other improvement strategies or business expenses not covered by TAAF.
NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
ASI works with over 700 manufacturing and service firms across the Midwest. Our unique relationship with our clients allows us to identify potential synergies between firms. The network has resulted in joint product development and business relationships between mold builders and molders, textile design firms and furniture manufacturers, plastic injection molders and flavorings companies.
BECOME A REPUTABLE REFERRAL SOURCE FOR YOUR MANUFACTURING CLIENTS
Banks, consultants, financial advisors, trade organizations, economic development groups and manufacturing advocates are encouraged to support U.S. manufacturing by becoming a valuable referral source to companies familiar to you. Schedule a TAAF presentation for your firm, members and/or clients.