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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 150: Three (3) Potent and Important Interviews on TPP, ISM and Workshops for Warriors


Ken Monahan, Director for International Trade Policy at the NAM

Manufacturing Talk Radio interviews the National Association of Manufacturer’s Ken Monahan, Director for International Trade Policy at the NAM about the TPP, or Trans-Pacific Partnership. Diving deeper, show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady look into the good and bad of TPP – and whether the ‘bad’ has been overblown by the press and presidential candidates. Learn for yourself the real deal about the TPP on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

Hernan Luis y Prado, Founder and President of Workshops for Warriors

Last year at Fabtech 2015, Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interviewed Hernan Luis y Prado, founder and president of Workshops for Warriors, a 501(c)3 trade school dedicated to helping returning veterans prepare for civilian life by learning job skills such as welding, machining and milling. This update highlights where the school is headed, the students it has graduated, and what it needs to accommodate the hundreds of vets who want to attend but presently cannot because the G.I. Bill won’t cover tuition costs until mid-2018. Hear what corporations and individuals can do for our ‘Can Do’ warriors transitioning from military to civilian life.

Anthony Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.

Each month the Institute for Supply Management issues the results of its surveys of the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in America’s economy. In this interview, Anthony Nieves, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee discusses the strength of that sector. When combined with the in-depth interview with Brad Holcomb, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, listeners gain both the 30,000-foot view and the results on the ground for where business has been over the last month and how strong the economy is at the moment.


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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