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West Coast Port "Quake" Sets Off Economic Tsunami

12/23/14 - The ILWU contract expired on July 1. 2014, and once again the West Coast port container offloads and onloads have been crippled during contentious union negotiations in the face of near-record imports and exports during the accelerating economic recovery. Hundreds of millions of dollars of losses have already occurred in agricultural export losses, retail imports that will have to be dumped at fire sales after Christmas, manufacturing productivity losses from just-in-time raw material delays, and future losses from overseas buyers who will source products elsewhere in 2015 and beyond. Listen to our December 23rd show as we talk about this prickly situation.

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S3-E6 - The FMA's Economic Forecast for 2015

12/16/2014 Co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist who gives his unfiltered view of the outlook for 2015.  Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association...

S3-E6 - The FMA's Economic Forecast for 2015
S3-E6 - The FMA's Economic Forecast for 2015
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S3-E5 ISM's Annual Forecast For 2015

Brad Holcomb, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business and Tony Nieves, Chair of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business present the ISM's annual forecast for 2015. This in-depth analyst, culled from the respondents to the monthly reports of...

S3-E5 ISM's Annual Forecast For 2015
S3-E5 ISM's Annual Forecast For 2015
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S3-E4 Can American Manufacturing’s Comeback Be Sustained?

Originally broadcast on Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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...

S3-E4 Can American Manufacturing’s Comeback Be Sustained?
S3-E4 Can American Manufacturing’s Comeback Be Sustained?
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S3-E3 November ISM Report on Business

"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...

S3-E3 November ISM Report on Business
S3-E3 November ISM Report on Business
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S3-E2 Disruptive Thinking

Manufacturing and Business Across The Country

Guest Mike Galiazzo, President of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, will present his thoughts on changing the formula on how America competes, not whether or not we can compete. America needs to rethink education,...

S3-E2 Disruptive Thinking
S3-E2 Disruptive Thinking
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S3-E1: Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back to America

On our November 18th show, Lew and Tim welcomed Sandy Montalbano from Reshoring initiative. The mission of the Reshoring Initiative is to bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States by assisting companies to more accurately assess...

S3-E1: Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back to America
S3-E1: Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back to America

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U.S. Department of Commerce
Susan Widmer, Director, Northern NJ
Export Assistance Center

U.S. Small Business Administration
Natalia Olson, Regional Administrator

ThomasNet
Linda Rigano, Exec. Director of Media Relations
Phil Paranicas, Director of New Product Development
Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations
Paul Gerbino, Publisher – ThomasNet News