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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 217: LIVE with Sen. Sherrod Brown


Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the nomination vote on Rep. Scott Garrett, President Trump’s choice to head the Export-Import Bank, the Summer Manufacturing Camps for 4th-8th graders hosted by his office, and a key solution to the skills gap by focusing on Women And Manufacturing. As it relates to Rep Scott Garrett being confirmed to head the Export-Import Bank, according to Senator Brown, He never really gave an answer (of) why does he want this job, when he spent much of his congressional career trying to put this bank out of business. It’s his view, I’m fine. It’s a free country, he can think what he wants.  But he is philosophically, strongly, vehemently against the existence of the EXIM bank.” Rep. Garrett’s confirmation is not supported by the National Association of Manufacturers.  Following Senator Brown’s remarks on the vote, he will discuss the summer manufacturing camps his office hosts each year for 4th-8th grades to give them a hands on experience with modern manufacturing so they can make an informed decision whether to attend college or begin a career in manufacturing right out of high school or a Vo-Tech college. The senator will also discuss the critical role women will fill in the manufacturing skills gap, where they are 51% of the population but less than 30% of manufacturing employees, and an even smaller percentage of management and C-Suite roles. Bloomberg BNA wrote: “Garrett previously said the bank should be shut down and the National Association of Manufacturers described him as ‘untrustworthy and unqualified’ to run Ex-Im”.


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.


Senator Sherrod Brown