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Making Change: Keeping Up With Global Competition

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 1:17 PM

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An example of the new world of workforce training needs can be found in an industrial park in Medina County. Destiny Manufacturing is an automotive metal stamping plant that had it's origins in the Rockstedt tool and die company of Cleveland. Rockstedt has built a reputation on making precise metal forms - or "dies" - that Destiny uses to stamp out thousands of hinges and brackets a day. In 1998, the companies moved their operations to Brunswick, where there was room to expand, along with some favorable tax breaks. Destiny's Michael Schuessler recently spoke with ideastream's David C. Barnett about that move and about the changes that his industry has weathered in recent years. Schuessler says, the making of dies used to be a big business here.


Making Change, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News

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