Lear has made Ford seats in Hammond, Ind., for a quarter of a century. Other nearby locations tried to lure the supplier's newest plant investment, but Lear stayed put.
Over the past three years, foreign producers have added millions of units of new U.S. tire manufacturing capacity.
Steelmakers are lining up billions in U.S. plant investments, and not all of it will go to traditional steel production centers.
GHSP, a 90-year-old Michigan stamping supplier, is transforming its business from traditional metal parts to advanced technologies.