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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 284: Rust, Rough, Peeling, Chipped, or Obsolete Surface Coatings Removed with Industrial Abrasives

Metal texture with scratches and cracks

Listen Now – Mike Johnston, president of US Minerals joins cohosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the kinds and uses of the abrasives manufactured by US Minerals, which include sand, coal slag, garnet, crushed glass, aluminum oxide, walnut shells, steel grit and steel shot that quickly and cost effectively remove rust, coatings and imperfections.  Mike discusses some of the normal uses of these industrial abrasives as well as some of the unusual ones.  He also discusses logistics because these materials before use have significant weight in bulk, so the distance from the work site has to be figured into the cost.  Thus, US Minerals is strategically expanding to reduce the distance from shipping point to end use point.  Learn more when you listen to this intriguing episode on industrial abrasives.


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.


Mike Johnston

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