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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 314: Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute Looks at the U.S. Steel Industry


In this episode, Tim Gill, Chief Economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute, provides wide-ranging analysis on the market, structural, and public policy issues impacting the U.S. steel industry. Tim illuminates the short-term and long-term output growth picture. He also discusses product and process innovation, market concentration, and the steel industry workforce. In the final part of the interview, Tim discusses the impacts of tariffs and trade tensions.


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.


Timothy J. Gill

Timothy J. Gill, CBE, is chief economist of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Based in Washington, DC, he provides economic analysis in support of AISI’s market research, market development, communications, and public policy efforts. Among his responsibilities, Tim oversees AISI’s industry statistics program, serves as staff director of its commercial research committee, acts as its economic forecaster, and represents the U.S. steel industry on the Worldsteel Association’s economics committee.

Tim has more than 20 years of experience in business economics and industry analysis. He speaks frequently on the business environment and has contributed to outlook surveys compiled by Bloomberg, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He was a key member of the team whose forecasts of the U.S. economy were cited by The Wall Street Journal as among the most accurate of 2011, 2012, and 2013. He holds a B.A. from John Carroll University, an M.A. in economics from Miami University, and is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), receiving the designation as a member of the inaugural CBE class of 2015.

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