Zion Industries in Grand Ledge is a small business in the manufacturing sector. They do induction hardening for parts. They serve companies across the manufacturing sector. Because they are both small and based in manufacturing, they face the issues of both kinds of companies.
Zion industries' manager says they always appreciate a tax cut--anything to help cut costs keeps them more competitive. It's a global market though, and to make it a level playing field, Steve Sandstadt says federal government can help.
This isn't one level having all the answers--it's the private sector, the government sector--local, federal, and state all working cooperatively to help keep American competitive," Sandstadt says.