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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 198: MFG Talk Radio at the 7th Annual Women in Manufacturing Summit

One of the organizations that have continuously helped improve manufacturing’s image among women is Women in Manufacturing. Women in Manufacturing (WiM) is an incredible group of women who work in the manufacturing industry ranging from C-Suite executives to shop floor machinists and they’re playing an invaluable role to help ensure the industry thrives well into the future. Women in Manufacturing offer leadership and mentoring for women interested or curious about a career in manufacturing. Role models are important when deciding on a career and for so long, young women had very few manufacturers to admire. WiM set out to fix this image problem and have made tremendous progress.

Wednesday, September 13th through Friday, September 15th, Women in Manufacturing held their annual ‘WiM SUMMIT’ in Hartford Connecticut. This is the only national conference of its kind and the networking/educational event features a host of activities and keynote speeches surrounding the modern manufacturing industry. Plant tours, industry roundtables, professional development tracks and social events will all be a part of this important conference. Each one of these activities are focused on expanding participants’ networks and offering them the information they need to continue excelling in their manufacturing careers.

Manufacturing Talk Radio was on location in Hartford at the WiM SUMMIT conducting interviews with some of the attendees and keynote speakers. Even if you couldn’t make it to the event, be sure to watch the videos and interviews below from our time there. The topics being discussed and the information being shared is absolutely vital to the future of American manufacturing.



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.


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