• 01:02

    S3-E4 Millennials and the Future of Manufacturing

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    North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research.


    Guests Karen Norheim of American Crane and Kevin Wolfe of Powill Manufacturing join Linda Rigano of ThomasNet to discus the critical role Millennials play in the future of manufacturing in America and the challenges associated with making manufacturing “cool” again. Tune in to this special Thursday edition of Manufacturing Talk Radio, this Thursday, December 4th at 1PM EST at MFGtalkradio.com

  • 01:01

    S2-E18 The State of Manufacturing in Texas

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    Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturing  will join us to talk about the state of the State of Texas manufacturing; what’s happening, what’s hot, and what’s getting in the way for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Texas.


    The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) represents over 450 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than 894,000 Texans with an average compensation of $79,350 a year (the highest in the private sector). Texas manufacturers contributed $211 billion to the Texas economy in 2012 and one-third of all corporate taxes collected by state and local governments. Manufactured goods account for 94.6 percent of all Texas exports and Texas has held the distinction as the #1 exporting state in the U.S. for several consecutive years.

  • 00:50

    S1-E13 Young people and manufacturing

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    Special guest Linda Rigano, Executive Director, Media Relations, of ThomasNet and M.L. Peck, Vice President of ISM discuss exciting developments and young people in manufacturing.


  • 01:01

    S3-E3 Latest Manufacturing ROB- ISM PMI at 58.7%

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    "The November PMI® registered 58.7%. The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

  • 00:41

    S2-E16 How quality impacts manufacturing

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    Join co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady as they welcome Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality to discuss quality control at all levels within all organizations.  Regardless of the size of your company, you want to put out a quality product.  Learn how to manage that effort on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

  • 00:50

    S1-E17 May ISM Manufacturing AND Non-Manufacturing Report On Business

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    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® discussing the key economic measurements of American business and industry with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss. This historic combined conversation covered indicators from recent economic news.

  • 01:01

    S2-E17 The Missing Ingredient In Manufacturing: Quality Part 2

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    What does Quality mean? In manufacturing, a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations. It is brought about by strict and consistent commitment to certain standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements.


    Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) returns to our program to discuss quality control at all levels within organizations. Michael discusses how quality is a continuous process, that has no end. To learn more listen to this episode of mfg talk radio.

  • 00:40

    S1-E16 Reshoring Initiative and NV Manufacturing Association

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    This episode featured interviews with Harry Moser, Executive Director of Reshoring Initiative (www.reshorenow.org) discussing jobs coming back to America, and Ray Bacon, Executive Director of the Nevada Manufacturing Association (www.nvmanufacturers.org) discussing what has been happening at the state level in Nevada and neighboring states. These interviews were recorded live at ISM2014 in Las Vegas.

  • 00:46

    S1-E9 ISM’s Monthly Manufacturing Report On Business

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    ISM’s Brad Holcomb returns to the show to discuss the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business for February. 


    March 6, 2014

  • 00:52

    S2-E3 Senior Economist Talks Global Manufacturing Economy

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    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 for a paper on Chinese demographic trends.

  • 00:01

    S1-E11 ISM’s Monthly Manufacturing Report On Business

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    ISM’s Brad Holcomb returns to the show to discuss the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business for February. 


    April 8, 2014

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