Episode 53: Country of Origin Labeling – Made In The USA, Really?
1/27/2014 - Learn about the shift from "Us VS Them" to "Us & Them" as global sourcing of raw materials and components rewrites "Made in the USA." Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at MAPI, the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation talks with Mfg TalkRadio's hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady and presents his findings on the "Made in USA" label and the impact on the ...
Episode 52: 2015 Forecast – Dr. Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist
1/20/2015 - Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist returns to MFGtalkradio. Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International.
Dr. Chris Kuehl joined show co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the last quarter of 2014, how 2014 finished overall, what the first quarter of 2015 portends, and the outlook for 2015 with his ...
Episode 51: You won’t believe these wacky labels!
We discuss wacky labels manufacturers are forced to put on their products to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits, and some of the lawsuits that drive prices up and job creation down.
Special guest Bob Dorigo Jones, serves as Senior Fellow for the Center for America, is the author of the bestselling Remove Child Before Folding, The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels ...
Episode 50: ISM Report – Port Issues in Ca.
The latest ISM Report on Business(R) was discussed with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair at ISM that generates this information, as well as the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) that was released by Tony Nieves, Committee Chair for that report. Jock O'Connell, International Trade Adviser with Beacon Economics joined the show to discuss the West coast port situation. The main stream media is ...
Episode 49: The 2014 Economic Recap and 2015 Forecast
Lew Weiss and Tim Grady review the year of radio shows that were broadcast in 2014, including breaking news, new technology, reshoring, economic forecasts, and exciting developments in manufacturing as well as great events like Manufacturing Day.
Looking ahead to news stories for 2015, we are going to see more technology and getting younger people to work in manufacturing.
Episode 48: 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.
Episode 47: 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 International who will present information from the FMA 2015 Annual forecast, the potential impact of the West Coast port situation, onshoring of ...
Episode 46: 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 2014, promises to be a sound and insightful projection of the most likely economic picture for manufacturing and non-manufacturing for 2015.
Episode 45: 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 Market Barometer® (IMB) research.
Guests Karen Norheim of American Crane and Kevin ...