Changing Gears is a public media project about the future of the industrial Midwest. Each week, reporters Dan Bobkoff in Cleveland, Niala Boodhoo in Chicago and Kate Davidson in Ann Arbor cover issues of interest to the Great Lakes region. Changing Gears also sponsors public events and conversations.
Depending on who you ask, American manufacturing is either: the way out of our financial mess, or it’s dead. Whatever you think, there’s no denying that manufacturing has changed. That’s the story of Thogus Products in Avon Lake, Ohio.