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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 145: The ISM Jumps Up to 51.5 – But That Isn’t the Good News

Brad Holcomb joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the September PMI activity that resulted in a jump in the Purchasing Manager’s Index from 49.4 to 51.5 – but the good news is deeper in the report. Listen to the only show that gives Mr. Holcomb and the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business® the time and detailed discussion needed to fully understand what is happening in purchasing at manufacturers. Then Dr. Chris Kuehl will join us to discuss the collection side of the equation in the Credit Manager’s Index along with his comments on consumer spending and economic growth in the near term.  Insightful, in-depth, in-tune with manufacturing.  Manufacturing Talk Radio: We present the full story, not just the sound bite.


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.


Brad Holcomb