Here's what they're saying about Manufacturing Talk Radio.


Judith Fleischer, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, Inc.

Manufacturing Talk Radio, an internet radio show that focuses exclusively on manufacturing-related topics, is a key partner of NJMEP. Lew Weiss and Tim Grady are often seen in their yellow jackets at NJMEP events throughout the year. This partnership allows manufacturers around the country to hear about what’s going on in NJ and vice versa. The show can be heard live each 1 pm each Tuesday at https://mfgtalkradio.com/. In addition, a library of previously broadcast show can be found on the website. Recent reports such as the Credit Manager’s Index Report, Inside the ISM Report with Tim Fiore, How MEP’s Help Small and Medium-sized Manufacturers and older broadcasts such as Mfg Talk Radio’s inaugural Woman And Manufacturing series with an interview with Anna Hess, one of the original “Rosie the Riveters” or Live from ISM2017 in Orlando and Live from ISM 2018 in Nashville.


Anthony Nieves, Chair for Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM)

“Each month there are typically 5 to 6 different media outlets and multiple reporters… this month there are 7 interviews and 3 radio shows but none as important as Manufacturing Talk Radio.”


Sharlene Vichness, President of Language Directions, LLC

“Manufacturing Talk Radio delivers a valuable service to its consistent listeners; that of helping manufacturers and those aligned with the manufacturing industry to stay in touch with trends and knowledge essential to their growth and increased productivity and profitability. Manufacturing Talk Radio provides important knowledge and insight within the framework of easy listening and good humor.”


Ed Youdell, President & CEO, Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA)

“Asking the questions we all want to ask, tackling the subjects that matter most to all of us in manufacturing – that’s what Lew and Tim do best. They have developed access to and rapport with some of the most insightful experts and analysts in the manufacturing sector and therefore can go to the right people when issues arise that need discussion. Whether economics, logistics, commodities, technologies or human capital are their topics, they provide fair and balanced insight that can benefit everyone in the industry – no matter what role they have in their company. I highly recommend Manufacturing Talk Radio as ‘required listening’ for all manufacturers.”


Chris Kuehl, Managing Director at Armada Corporate Intelligence, Kansas City, Kansas said:

“The importance of manufacturing to the US Economy is too often overlooked. This sector accounts for almost a third of the US GDP and a third of employment. The coverage that Manufacturing Talk Radio brings to the people of America’s industrial community is vital to helping everyone understand the U.S. remains the global leader in manufacturing.”


Ray Vaccari, Director, Advanced Manufacturing Talent Network-NJIT Adjunct Professor, Newark, New Jersey said:

“Manufacturing Talk Radio does an excellent job of promoting manufacturing in New Jersey and it is much appreciated. We need to reach out to youngsters and their parents to educate them about lucrative manufacturing careers and MTR is a critical part of that communication. Keep it up, MTR, you are a great asset to the manufacturing community.”


Norbert Ore, Supply Chain Analyst-Director, Head of Industry Surveys – Strategas Research Partners LLC, New York, NY said:

“Innovation and the sharing of ideas are the cornerstones of a great U.S. manufacturing sector. I believe a visionary idea has coalesced over the last three years and that it is facilitating communication across supply chains. Manufacturing Talk Radio, a weekly live-streamed podcast that provides in-depth interviews with a wide range of sources interested to manufacturers, has become an important means of advancing manufacturing. Through its easy access and time efficient format, MTR is advancing the opportunity for manufacturers to learn together. The U.S. must encourage manufacturing as it is the most efficient component of value creation and economic growth.”


Potomac Laser mentioned us in an article and said:
“Potomac has always enjoyed the lively dialogue Tim Grady and Lew Weiss bring to their Manufacturing Talk Radio program so we were thrilled when Mike Adelstein was invited to appear as their guest.


Frank Cipolla, Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Matawan, New Jersey said:

“Most people zone out when they hear the word ‘manufacturing’. What I have discovered since listening to Manufacturing Talk Radio is how very important manufacturing is to the world economy. The show has also gone a long way toward helping the average American understand that today’s manufacturing sector is cleaner, more efficient and – for those looking for a career – more rewarding than it’s ever been. I listen to Manufacturing Talk Radio all the time. I wholeheartedly recommend you do the same.”


Thomas W. Derry, CEO, Institute of Supply Management, Tempe, Arizona said:

“I have always considered Manufacturing Talk Radio to be an excellent platform. Tim and Lew have created a robust way to keep up on all of the latest trends in manufacturing. If you are not already following this podcast you need to be.”


Adriana Sanford, Professor at W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

“Complex jurisdictional and security issues must be considered through a global lens. Businesses in general, and manufacturing in particular, struggle to keep up with new legislation and understand the effects of conflicting competing regulations. Manufacturing Talk Radio is an exceptional resource for industry professionals.”

Judith Fleischer, Marketing and PR Consultant

“Manufacturing Talk Radio is one of the best things that has happened to the industry. The love child of Lew Weiss, the program brings together critical thinkers in all areas relevant to manufacturers, from high level big picture concepts to down and dirty topics that help keep the lights on. Together with Tim Grady, Executive Producer of the show and his team, Lew brings the show to manufacturing events such as MFG Day and industry trade shows, where live from the floor interviews take place. When not on the road, Grady and Weiss conduct interviews with experts from the Institute of Supply Management, NAM, NIST MEP, The Small Business Administration and other industry resources as well as the next generation of manufacturing workers. If you want to know anything about manufacturing “tune” into MFG Talk Radio or peruse its archives as, most likely, anything you want to know can be found there.”


CEO Thomas Lichtenberger, Festo Didactic, Inc. (Eatontown, NJ – USA)
CEO Dr. Nader Imani, Festo Didactic Ltd./Ltee. (Quebec, Canada)

Festo Didactic is the globally leading company in the field of industrial automation and education. It is crucial for the future of manufacturing companies to inform the public what manufacturing is and how it has changed over the last 10 to 20 years. Manufacturing has been and remains the backbone of economies creating wealth for nations. It deserves attention from policy makers, business owners and economists in our world.
Manufacturing Talk Radio’s coverage will support the effort of an entire industry to communicate modern technology, STEM, career paths in manufacturing, education and apprenticeship opportunities that will change the paths of many current and future employers and employees within this amazing industry.

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