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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 335: Secrets from Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturer of the Year

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Today’s Episode

It is no secret that Metcam was Georgia’s Manufacturer of the Year in 2018, although the path there was guided by decisions and experiences shared by Jerry Ward, Vice President of Operations and Co-Owner of this innovative manufacturer of metal fabrications and value-added services including assembly, logistics and inventory programs. Listen to this episode and learn how they did it.


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.


Jerry Ward

Jerry Ward, vice president of operations at metro Atlanta-based Metcam, has been a leader in the manufacturing and metal fabrication industry for more than 30 years. His skill and commitment to teamwork and operational improvements have led him from his Air Force avionics technician role during multiple Apollo missions to industry automation pioneer and now co-owner of the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year. In addition to reducing lead times, the 72-year-old part-time ice cream aficionado is currently hard at work making the Metcam shop paperless and able to seamlessly harness quality data for the company’s Syteline ERP system.

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