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Weekly Wrap Up for September 22nd, 2017

John Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NJMEP) joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss NJMEP’s launch of its Manufacturing Caucus, a face-to-face discussion with New Jersey legislators about the needs and wants of the manufacturers already operating in the state. The Manufacturing Caucus is a grassroots conversation between manufacturers and ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 15th, 2017

Sean Osborne is an inspirational individual who made a decision to stop doing things that got him in trouble with the law and use his hands-on skills and intelligence in manufacturing. Learn what that decision was like and the results he has experienced as he raised himself up at Wagner Machine, a full service custom machining and fabrication shop in Norton, Ohio. Here are Some of This ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 8th, 2017

The ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Index rolled up to 53.9, 3.5 points less than July activity that was reported in early August. All categories that make up the index fell which may be an indicator of summer vacations in August. Hear Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R), goes into detail about the report and the categories to give listeners a ...

Weekly Wrap Up for September 1st, 2017

The Skills Gap presents great challenges in finding skilled technicians and another level of complexity finding skilled executives to oversee everything from concept and design to unique body building and customer delivery of vocational vehicles. With a truck body at its core, vocational vehicles are designed to suit a particular purpose, such as dump trucks, ambulances, fire engines, ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 25th, 2017

As part of a nationwide effort to help close the swelling skills gap, the SME Education Foundation established PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), its program to attract youth to manufacturing and prepare high school students for careers in the industry. The Foundation works closely with manufacturing businesses and associations to develop partnerships with local ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 11th, 2017

It is not the process that causes projects to fail. Change tends to fail because people fail to buy in to the change itself. Given that change is inevitable, and coming along more rapidly every year, tune in to hear Barbara Trautlein of Change Catalysts explain how to approach change projects for successful outcomes, including the all important buy-in of the people. Learn how “change ...

Weekly Wrap Up for August 4th, 2017

Tim Fiore, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business, and Chris Kuehl, FMA Economist, join co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to share insights into the Purchasing Managers Index from ISM and the Credit Manager’s Index from the National Association of Credit Managers. It appears that the reports will reflect mostly sunny skies in manufacturing with no dark clouds on the ...

Weekly Wrap up for July 28th, 2017

Today, Lew & Tim talk to guests from two very different businesses. Aaron Schieving is the Director of Sales & Marketing for Lifecycle Biotechnologies which includes Chata Biosystems, VI (6) Plastics and Boval BioSolutions – all manufacturing operations that serve the medical field. Also joining Lew and Tim is Travis Walker, Senior Search Consultant for the Carlisle Group who helps ...

Weekly Wrap Up for July 21st, 2017

Manufacturing is strong in all the major economies, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Asia (both China and Japan), the UK and the EU. Here from the National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray, Senior International Correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio Royce Lowe covering the UK and EU, and Chong Wang, Senior International Correspondent covering Asia as they ...

Weekly Wrap Up for July 14th, 2017

Co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair for the ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) that has surged upward to 57.4 on strong new orders, production and business activity. Coupled with the strength in the 57.8 Manufacturing Report on Business(R) discussed last week, the summer could be on of the strongest in the last decade for U.S. business ...