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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 93: Untapped Talent Pool for Manufacturers

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The net you’re casting to capture manufacturing talent may be riddled with holes. As the manufacturing skills gap looms larger every year, companies will be missing valuable opportunities to meet their needs if the talent pool of Americans with disabilities is overlooked. Listen-in as Tim Grady and Lew Weiss discuss recruitment and employment practices, enterprise-wide access, and community engagement and support services with Michael Murray, Chief Operating Officer for American Association for People with Disabilities (AAPD), Lisa Montalbano, Director of Business Development for Employment Horizons. Also joining the program will be Michael DiDonato, President of Team Hoyt Running Chairs and leading voice in sales and marketing for Southbridge Tool & Manufacturing.


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.


Michael Murray

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