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Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcast 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.


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Episode 124: The American Gear Manufacturers Association Celebrates Their 100th Year

The American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA) has been conducting programs and providing services to the gear industry and its customers since 1916. Listen in as retiring President Joe Franklin and incoming President Matt Croson join us for a personal and in depth discussion about AGMA 100-year history as a member and market driven organization conducting programs and providing services to the gear industry and its customers. Hear how the Association expanded to now include more than 400 member companies that span 30 countries globally, and find out what’s in store for the next 100 years for the Association.


Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis 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. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.

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.


Joe Franklin and Matt Croson

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