In 2008, Michigan enters the worst recession since the Great Depression, which brings the development business in Southeast Michigan almost to a complete halt. 

ASI recognizes this, and reduces it's work force almost 20%.  They close the Milford and Oxford T.K.M.S. offices, and centralize all administrative operations in the Pontiac office.  Sales at all the companies drop dramatically.

ASI focuses at getting internally stronger and more efficient.  They lower overhead and improve focus.  They come out of the recession a significantly stronger company than when they entered it.