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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 137: Manufacturing Overcoming These 3 Headwinds, and a New Plant that Proves It!

Join hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss for two exciting segments, the first with Chad Moutray, Chief Economist with the National Association of Manufacturers who will discuss the headwinds faced by manufacturers and global economic conditions, followed by Fred Zicard, Vice President of Ficosa North America for his comments on how Ficosa’s new plant in Cookeville, Tennessee came about and some of the exciting new technologies Ficosa will be introducing from the most vertically integrated plant in the world.


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.


Chad Moutray

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