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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 24: Global Economic Trends

In this episode Cliff Waldman, Senior Economist and Council Director to the MAPI Manufacturing Council joined Lew and Tim to discuss the global manufacturing economy. Mr. Waldman regularly writes and speaks on U.S. and global economic trends. He has authored a number of papers and published several articles on the Chinese economy, winning a national award …

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Episode 23: Finding and Hiring Millennials

Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady were joined by Tracy Tenpenny, Owner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tailored Label Products, manufacturer of custom-engineered specialty labels. Also joining Lew and Tim was Karen Norheim, Vice President of Marketing and IT at American Crane and Equipment Corporation who joined the business at her father’s behest …

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Episode 22: Update 30 Under 30

Linda Rigano, Executive Director of Media Relations of ThomasNet, and M.L. Peck, Senior Vice President of Program and Product Development at ISM, will give listeners an exciting update on the 30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars program, and Kevin Wolfe, General Manager of Powill Manufacturing and Engineering, a veteran-owned small business in Phoenix, AZ, …

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Episode 21: Biggest Drop in GDP in 2014

The biggest drop in the GDP since 2009 occurred in the first quarter of 2014. What does it mean? Is the media ignoring it or fanning the flames of recession? What’s happening in Washington? Today’s show will feature hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady discussing mainstream media and how their reporting effects the economy and what the heck is going on in …

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Episode 20: Supply Chain Purchasing and OSHA Safety Equipment

Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady talk to Bill Michels, President of ISM Services about how ISM provides training and development support for supply chain purchasing to companies in and outside of the manufacturing industry. Also in the is broadcast, Gil Truesdale from Orr Safety. Gil will discuss how his company helps manufacturing entities with …

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Episode 19: Bringing Good, Well Paying Jobs Back to America

How do we bring back good manufacturing jobs to America? Reshoring is essentially the opposite of offshoring, it is a term used to describe the act of bringing back offshored manufacturing to a country. Harry Moser from The Reshoring Initiative joins MFG Talk Radio to talk about bringing good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to America. …

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Episode 18: The Benefits Of Forging

Lewis Weiss discusses his insights into the benefits of forgings, and how they are used in many industries. Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: “cold”, “warm”, or “hot” forging. Forging is a major world-wide …

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Episode 17: ISM Manufacturing AND Non-Manufacturing Reports

Brad Holcomb, the Committee Chair who prepares the Institute of Supply Management Manufacturing Report on Business® and Mr. Tony Nieves, Committee Chair of ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business® join to discuss the May 2014 PMI and the key economic measurements of American business and industry with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss. This historic combined …

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Episode 16: ISM 2014 Interview on Reshoring and Nevada

Harry Moser, Executive Director of Reshoring Initiative ( discussing jobs coming back to America, and Ray Bacon, Executive Director of the Nevada Manufacturing Association ( discussing what has been happening at the state level in Nevada and neighboring states. These interviews were conducted live from ISM2014 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las …

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