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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 252: Robotics Creates Jobs and Pays for Itself Quickly

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Investing in robotic automation is one of the highest ROI investments a manufacturer can make. But only 5% of manufacturers are aware of how flexibly automation can work in enhancing their operations.  Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady speak with Roger Paulson, Regional Automation Manager at Acieta about the benefits and ROI of robotic implementations.



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.


Roger Paulson

Roger Paulson is the Regional Automation Manager for Western Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at Acieta, a leading robotics integrator with locations in Council Bluffs, IA and Pewaukee, WI. He thrives on helping his customers solve their productivity and labor challenges – keeping them more globally competitive. Roger’s philosophy is that business development is about building sustainable relationships with his customers by helping them find ways to become more efficient and globally competitive. Roger has more than three decades of experience managing and selling to manufacturing companies.


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