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Weekly Wrap Up For March 27th 2020

It is unlikely that very many economists ever thought they would have to contemplate the impact of a rapidly spreading, globally menacing pathogen on the economic outlook. But that day is upon us. Of course at Manufacturing Talk Radio, our focus is on the US manufacturing sector. In this episode of ‘Cliff Notes on the Global Manufacturing Picture’, host Cliff Waldman will discuss the just-released report on February industrial production as well as the most recent report on manufactur...

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Satellites Despite Engine Failure

As part of their ongoing satellite launches, SpaceX completed yet another successful launch this Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. However, while the satellites were able to reach orbit, the launch itself wasn’t without its issues. The flight commenced at 8:16 a.m. EST, with the Falcon 9 rocket launching from pad 39A on a trajectory over the Atlantic Ocean. Originally, the launch was planned to take place last Sunday but was canceled right after the booster's nine Merlin ...

Boeing Seeks $60 Billion In Government Aid Due to Coronavirus Hits

Many airline companies and manufacturers have taken large hits caused by the coronavirus. Now, Boeing, which had already been struggling financially before the pandemic, is seeking extra assistance from the government. The company, which is one of the two largest plane manufacturers in the world, is seeking $60 billion in government aid. Part of this aid would include loan guarantees for the aerospace industry. This would provide aid to companies such as United Technologies, General Electr...

All U.S. Automobile Production Shut Down

Only days after the United Autoworkers Union announced it had a plan to scale back operations at the Big 3 manufacturing facilities in Detroit, it appears that all production will cease in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This past Tuesday, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, and Ford Motor said they had reached an agreement with the United Auto Workers. The agreement involved the three companies to “review and implement…a rotating partial shutdown of facilities”, ...

Weekly Wrap Up For March 20th, 2020

Remember when Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla truck and the windows shattered?  It didn’t have to be!  Hear Shawn Kitchell, President and CEO of Madico, a coating solutions manufacturer that makes coatings for windows discuss the many solutions they provide for business, industry and consumers in this fun discussion with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Auto Industry Braces for Coronavirus Impact as U.S. Cases Grow The coronavirus, which is now classified by the World Health ...