The new deal gives Adler Industrial Solutions expanded scale and broader capabilities in western Pennsylvania, which company officials describe as critical geography for toolmaking talent and American manufacturing.
The North American tooling sector is looking both strong and lean these days. That's good news. Mold makers were rocked during the Great Recession, especially those that relied on the automotive industry. And that's a huge market for North American toolmakers — 89 of the 112 companies in our Oct. 7 ranking make automotive tools.