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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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About Manufacturing Talk Radio

Manufacturing Talk Radio is a weekly Talk Radio Podcast broadcasted to manufacturers of all sizes across the globe. Show host, Lew Weiss, and co-host, Tim Grady, present breaking news and tackle business trends and economic forecasts in manufacturing for small, medium and large manufacturers across the globe...

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Monthly Series: Manufacturing Matters with Cliff Waldman

Go beyond the mainstream media headlines with Cliff Waldman throughout his series on Manufacturing Talk Radio where he focuses on forces that are catalyzing rapid structural changes in the companies and sectors that comprise the dynamic manufacturing industry. Tune in on the last Tuesday of every month to hear the latest episode!

Monthly Series: Moser on Manufacturing

The U.S. share of global manufacturing has shrunk from about 50% in 1945 to 17% in 2018. We sacrificed our manufacturing economy to help developing countries achieve middle class incomes and democracy. Unlike competitor countries, we failed to establish an industrial policy. Currently, at least half of what we consume in the United States is imported, with major supply chain gaps such as PPE, chips and rare earth minerals. We are severely dependent on other countries, including potential adversaries. How did this trend occur? What success have we had since 2010 in reversing the decline? What needs to be done to restore self-sufficiency, to reestablish U.S. supply chains? How can companies engage and benefit? What does the U.S. government need to do to level the playing field? What tools and resources does the Reshoring Initiative provide. Get answers.

Monthly Series: The Flagship Reports

The Flagship Reports with Dr. Chris Kuehl is both an "Officer of the Watch" briefing of economic conditions and an Executive Briefing on specific situations impacting those conditions. Written and presented by the officers of Armada Corporate Intelligence, Dr. Kuehl lightens up the mood of sometimes distressful geoeconomic news with a bit of humor. This monthly podcast includes information from the Flagship Reports issued 3 times and week, and AISI, the Armada Strategic Intelligence System, a tool for durable goods manufacturers that dives deep into the sector each month to provide more than 95% accurate near-term forecasts.

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Episode 726: Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture for December 2022

In this episode of “Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture”, host Cliff Waldman previews a presentation that he will give at an upcoming global conference on small and medium enterprises to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cliff discusses an emerging policy paradigm for stimulating regional advanced manufacturing strength. His presentation focuses on a…


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Episode 725: Conquering The Crisis In Real Time

Wade Phillips, Managing Director of Seraph, discusses the methods the company uses to stop a crisis from its spiral, stabilizing the situation, establishing sustainability, and then stepping back from what was once the brink.


Special Guest: Wade Phillips

Episode 724: It’s a Sector-Specific, Country-Centric Recession

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Managing Partner of Armada Corporate Intelligence, discusses the sector-specific, country-centric characteristics as global economies soften and some slip into recession. It won’t be awful for everyone unless another black swan event makes it worse.


Special Guest: Lew Weiss and Tim Grady

Latest News

October 2022 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Manufacturing PMI® at 50.2% New Orders Contracting Production Growing; Backlogs Contracting Supplier Deliveries Faster Raw Materials Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Decreasing; Exports Contracting; Imports Growing (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the…


BorgWarner Looks to U.S. Manufacturing Expansion

BorgWarner Inc. plans to expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint to handle its fast-growing electrification business, which is expected to generate about $4 billion by 2025. The company took in $292 million in net earnings in…

American Factories

American Factories Stand Strong Amid Economic Woes

Even as other industries struggle under the weight of rising interest rates, factories keep churning out products to meet consumer demands for cars, computers, and other in-demand products. Now, manufacturers are working to expand their…


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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