ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., (CBS DETROIT) – Oakland County is expanding a program to give small and mid-size companies a tool that aims to take them to the next level of manufacturing.

Unique Short Tree Design and Upholstery, located at M-59 Crooks Business Park, opened four years ago.

During the pandemic, they obtained a 3D printer for free that helped their business survive.

Now it's thriving.

"It's not waiting for parts to come, you know, from overseas. It's from our printer to actually using it. And we were actually able to do the design of this one part and be able to produce the chair in just a day," Tammy Packard, the owner of Unique Short Tree Design, told CBS News Detroit.

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