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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 740: A Future Of Blue Collar Opportunity

On this episode of Manufacturing Talk Radio, Lew and Tim welcome Jason Radisson, founder and CEO of Sh1ft. In the Gig Economy, work can be spotty, particularly in the manufacturing sector. The Sh1ft platform provides earnings predictability for warehouse, logistics, assembly, and other frontline personnel throughout the manufacturing industry. Sh1ft is workforce automation at its…


Special Guest: Jason Radisson, founder and CEO of Sh1ft

Episode 739: The January 2023 Services ISM Report On Business

Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the Services ISM Report on Business® discusses the latest report.


Special Guest: Anthony Nieves

Episode 738: The Manufacturing ISM Report On Business for January 2023

The latest Manufacturing ISM Report has the Manufacturing PMI at 47.4%. As the PMI continues to tumble, Timothy Fiore, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee gives us an inside look at the report and insight into what the future may hold for the manufacturing industry.


Special Guest: Tim Fiore

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Caterpillar Reports Smaller Quarterly Drop than Expected

Heavy machinery manufacturing has helped to serve as an indicator for overall economic activity. Last year, the field took a hard hit from the Covid pandemic, which led to a lot of uncertainty and delays…

U.S., U.K. Fail to Reach Mini-Trade Deal in Last Days of Trump’s Term

As President Trump’s came to end his administration aimed to take care of what they could before the inauguration of President Biden. One task which many had hoped would be completed would be a new…

Prepare for Tomorrow’s Forging Market

The following article originally appeared in the November issue of Manufacturing Outlook. Get your free subscription today! The future of closed-die aluminum forging is wide-open. The value of the global metal forging market, with a predicted…


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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