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 ...
Episode 44: 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 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in ...
Episode 43: 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, human resources, and how we utilize resources to better benefit manufacturing in the 21st Century without creating more ...
Episode 42: 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 their total cost of offshoring, and shift collective thinking from offshoring is cheaper to local reduces the total cost of ownership. Reshor...
Episode 41: LIVE from FabTech 2014
Manufacturing Talk Radio broadcast LIVE from FabTech 2014 in Atlanta Nov. 11th through the 13th. You can hear all of our informative interviews from FabTech 2014 below.
Live from Fabtech 2014 Atlanta.
Special Guests include Cindi Marsiglio, the U.S. Vice President of Manufacturing at Wal-Mart.
Greg Dawson, the sales manager for Nordson Corporations Eastern United States Industrial ...
Episode 40: Institute of Supply Management PMI
Listen to Brad discuss the report in detail with Hosts Lew and Tim.
"The October PMI® registered 59 percent, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from September's reading of 56.6 percent, indicating continued expansion in continued expansion in manufacturing. The report was issued by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business ...