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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 194: SME Education Foundation and Shape Corporation

Students working on engineering class project

As part of a nationwide effort to help close the swelling skills gap, the SME Education Foundation established PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), its program to attract youth to manufacturing and prepare high school students for careers in the industry. The Foundation works closely with manufacturing businesses and associations to develop partnerships with local high schools that provide students with the knowledge and hands-on technical skills using state of the art technology and industry relevant equipment.

Shape Corporation, a concept, design, engineering, and manufacturer of auto body structures has joined forces with the SME Foundation to form a new partnership to bring advanced manufacturing education to Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich.  Shape will invest $300,000 in the Foundation’s PRIME program which will kick off at the Grand Haven High School in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Hear about this creative partnership as it begins to expand across the U.S. through the SME Education Foundation, and locally for a global corporation in Grand Haven, Michigan during a Manufacturing Talk Radio conversation with Brian Glowiak, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation and Doug Peterson, Global Vice President of Human Resources for Shape Corporation.


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.


Brian Glowiak

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