Detroit stepping on the accelerator

In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, Laurie Schmald Moncrieff president of Schmald Tool and Die in Burton, Mich., sits in her shop. Moncrieff says she began shifting from autos to the green energy, aerospace and defense industries when demand collapsed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

In this Feb. 8, 2012 photo, Laurie Schmald Moncrieff president of Schmald Tool and Die in Burton, Mich., sits in her shop. Moncrieff says she began shifting from autos to the green energy, aerospace and defense industries when demand collapsed. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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