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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 495: Should The U.S. Have An Industrial Policy?

On This Episode

Rosemary Coates, Founder and Executive Director of The Reshoring Institute discusses situations where the U.S. needs to have an industrial policy, which has been brought to the forefront because of the Covid-19 Pandemic and even counterfeits in the medical supply chain. Is the treatment or the cure really Made in America?


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.


Rosemary Coates

Rosemary Coates is the Founder and Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, ( a 501c3 Non-Profit collaboration with nine universities across the U.S. She is also the President of Blue Silk Consulting, a Global Supply Chain consultancy ( She is an Best Selling author with 5 global supply chain books including: “The Reshoring Guidebook,” and “Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes.” Ms. Coates earned an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BS in Business Logistics from Arizona State University. She has been a management consultant for 25 years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients. She serves on the Board of Directors of Kinetic River and the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.

Author of  42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China (a Best Seller at

and Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers

and 42 Rules for Superior Field Service

and The Reshoring Guidebook

and Legal Blacksmith – How to Avoid and Defend Supply Chain Disputes

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