About Manufacturing Talk Radio


Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast

Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcasted to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking manufacturing news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe.

Since its launch in 2013, 600 + episodes have been downloaded which has created millions of impressions that hear experts from the Institute of Supply Management, ThomasNet (formerly known as the Thomas Register, publisher of the big green buyers guide books ), TD Bank, The U.S. Department of Commerce, The Small Business Administration, The National Association of Manufacturers, and other industry resources that serve the manufacturing sector.


Every Tuesday, host Lew and co-host Tim do a deep dive into subjects including the content behind the monthly ISM Purchasing Manager’s Index number, putting the “cool” back in manufacturing, hiring challenges in the industry, financing and funding options for small and mid-size manufacturers, B2B marketing, developing web site content for search engine optimization, reshoring in America, and economic trends important to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe.


Upcoming shows will include owners of manufacturing businesses, officials from government departments that impact the industry, and other experts with actionable information to help guide listeners from management to the shop floor. To learn more about breaking news, trends and forecasts in manufacturing, you can listen live on the day of the show on any computer, tablet or smartphone. If you missed the live broadcast, visit our library of previous shows. Listeners who register with us will get links to shows, advance notice of upcoming shows, and an opportunity to become part of the conversation.


To register to receive information on upcoming shows or to be a guest, send us an email at info@mfgtalkradio.com.

Interested in being a Guest on Manufacturing Talk Radio? Click Here!

All of us involved with Manufacturing Talk Radio appreciate your listenership and look forward to your feedback.



Host Lew Weiss


Mr. Lew Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies.


Co-Host Tim Grady


Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.



Judith Fleischer, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.

Manufacturing Talk Radio, an internet radio show that focuses exclusively on manufacturing-related topics, is a key partner of NJMEP. Lew Weiss and Tim Grady are often seen in their yellow jackets at NJMEP events throughout the year. This partnership allows manufacturers around the country to hear about what’s going on in NJ and vice versa. The show can be heard live each 1 pm each Tuesday at https://mfgtalkradio.com/. In addition, a library of previously broadcast show can be found on the website. Recent reports such as the Credit Manager’s Index Report, Inside the ISM Report with Tim Fiore, How MEP’s Help Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers and older broadcasts such as Mfg Talk Radio’s inaugural Woman And Manufacturing series with an interview with Anna Hess, one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” or Live from ISM2017 in Orlando and Live from ISM 2018 in Nashville.

Anthony Nieves, Chair for Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

“Each month there are typically 5 to 6 different media outlets and multiple reporters… this month there are 7 interviews and 3 radio shows but none as important as Manufacturing Talk Radio.”

Sharlene Vichness, President of Language Directions, LLC

“Manufacturing Talk Radio delivers a valuable service to its consistent listeners; that of helping manufacturers and those aligned with the manufacturing industry to stay in touch with trends and knowledge essential to their growth and increased productivity and profitability. Manufacturing Talk Radio provides important knowledge and insight within the framework of easy listening and good humor.”