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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 575: The New Buy America Act Impact

Tony Uphoff, President and CEO of ThomasNet, North America’s #1 sourcing platform, shares the future impact of the latest updates to the 1933 Buy American Act with a lively discussion on related topics.


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.


Tony Uphoff, CEO of ThomasNet

Tony Uphoff is an award-winning digital media, live event and marketing services executive specializing in transformative leadership of companies, cultures, people and organizational performance.

He is a uniquely accomplished operating executive with an unparalleled track record of building, growing and transforming media and marketing businesses. As a pioneer in the use of technology in media, marketing and business, his focus remains on strategic positioning of companies’ brands and products for increased reach, revenues, and profits.

He currently serves as President & Chief Executive Officer at Thomas, the leader in product sourcing, supplier selection and marketing solutions for industry. As an industry thought leader Tony is regularly quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider, and other top media brands, as an expert on the digital industrial economy. Most recently, Tony led a discussion on manufacturing trends with senior government officials and industry leaders at the White House.

Tony also advises senior management and boards of media, marketing, and technology companies as the CEO & Founder of Uphoff Management Advisory, LLC.

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