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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 477: Manufacturers: Get Grants to Recover from COVID!

On This Episode

Micki Vandeloo, President of Lakeview Consulting discusses how manufacturers can use grants to get funding to help the company recover from Covid-19, and to serve new markets as demand shifts to Made in America, and consumption of medical products and other new market needs.


How (and Where) to Find the Funds For Your Plant’s Biggest Projects

4 Steps Manufacturers Can Take to Accelerate the Funding Process

Manufacturing Money: How grants help manufacturers fund success (even during a recession)


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.


Micki Vandeloo

Micki is the President of Lakeview Consulting, Inc., a team of five experienced grant professionals who have collectively obtained over $240 million in grant funding for nonprofit and for-profit clients.  The Lakeview team provides grant/incentive research, writing and consulting services to help those in the manufacturing and technology communities fund their growth and success.  Micki has over 15 years’ experience performing grant/incentive consulting services for clients in the manufacturing and technology communities, including trade associations, college and university technical/vocational programs, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers, and for manufacturing and technology companies.  Her engineering and business degrees, as well as over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, provide a sound technical foundation for her grant writing services.  She has personally obtained over $60 million in grant funding for her clients. Micki published the book, “THE For-Profit Grant Writing Guide”, in 2014 and is one of less than 350 Grant Professional Certified writers in the United States.  Micki is the Past Chair of the Grant Professionals Foundation Board and Past President of the St. Louis Grant Professionals Association Chapter.   She has been a mentor and coach, and volunteers at local nonprofits.

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