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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 160: MFG Talk Radio on location with this months Featured Company Festo Didactic, Inc.

Each month Manufacturing Talk Radio will spotlight an industry-leading organization in our new Featured Company section. We will conduct in-depth interviews, seek insights and convey interesting information from manufacturers, service providers, organizations and thought leaders abut their involvement with advanced technology, robotics/cobotics, additive manufacturing, augmented reality, cloud and cyber security, the industrial Internet of things and other Industry 4.0 developments in the world of manufacturing. This month we feature Festo Didactic, Inc.


One-by-one, companies are recognizing that the solution to the Skills Gap in manufacturing which exists around the world is a combination of cooperation with community and technical colleges, high schools and universities mixed with a heavy emphasis on in-house training programs.Listen as Manufacturing Talk Radio’s Lew Weiss interviews Festo Didactic executives Torsten Schimanski, Head of Learning Center in Eatontown, New Jersey, Dr. Nader Imani, Festo, company CEO located in Germany and Thomas Lichtenberger, CEO of the company in Eatontown, NJ on how this 176 location manufacturer is tackling this vexing issue.


Host Lewis Weiss interviews Festo CEO Thomas Lichtenberger

Lewis Weiss talks with Festo Didactic CEO Nader Imani



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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