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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 50: ISM Report – Port Issues in Ca.


The latest ISM Report on Business(R) was discussed with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair at ISM that generates this information, as well as the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) that was released by Tony Nieves, Committee Chair for that report. Jock O’Connell, International Trade Adviser with Beacon Economics joined the show to discuss the West coast port situation. The main stream media is just now recognizing how this issue could impact the U.S. economy, and several respondents in the Report on Business(R) have commented that the West coast port calamity is hurting their production lines, holding up raw material and sub-assembly part arrivals from Asia. The port situation has also hit retail hard and may even begin to cause layoffs on assembly lines. Learn how your business could be impacted at 1:00 p.m. EST today LIVE right here at Manufacturing Talk Radio.


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