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Weekly Wrap Up for March 22nd, 2019

Norbert Ore, Director of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners, and Senior Correspondent with Manufacturing Talk Radio, joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the Purchasing Manager’s Index reports around the globe and across the U.S. Here’s What’s Happening In Manufacturing This Week President Donald J. Trump is Making Our Country More Secure […]

Cyber security

Aluminum Manufacturer Norsk Hydro Crippled By Cyber Attack

Oslo, Norway-based aluminum manufacturing giant Norsk Hydro has confirmed that their facility has been severely disrupted by a ransomware attack. The statement read in part that Norsk Hydro had “became a victim of an extensive cyber-attack in the early hours of Tuesday (CET), impacting operations in several of the company’s business areas.” Norsk Hydro is […]

Ford doubles down

Ford Doubles Down On Electric Cars

For the second time in the last six months, Ford has increased its stake in an electric future. In a press release on Thursday, Ford announced that it would be “expanding its [battery electric vehicle] manufacturing footprint to its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. It will become the production home to vehicles from […]

M1 Tank

President Donald J. Trump is Making Our Country More Secure by Rebuilding Our Military and Revitalizing American Manufacturing

The Whitehouse Issued on: March 20, 2019 “Our economy is the envy of the world, our military is the most powerful on earth, and America is winning each and every day.” – President Donald J. Trump REBUILDING OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE: President Donald J. Trump is working to rebuild our military and strengthen our defense industrial […]


Tony Uphoff, Thomas President & CEO, Leads Manufacturing Roundtable at the White House

For over 120 years, Thomas has served the manufacturing industry by providing manufacturers with a wide variety of B2B services and resources. On March 14th, 2019, President and CEO of Thomas Tony Uphoff continued this legacy by going to the White House and leading a manufacturing roundtable discussion. The sun shined with an early spring-like […]


Weekly Wrap Up for March 15th, 2019

Manufacturing Talk Radio Edward [Ned] Hill, Professor of Economic Development at The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the section on City and Regional Planning joins Manufacturing Talk Radio to discuss Manufacturing 5.0, the trade war and trade policies, the skills gap and much more. Here Are Some of This Week’s […]

Tesla Motors

Tesla’s Latest Acquisition Proves That In The Electric Car Wars, Batteries Will Decide The Winner

Behold the ultracapacitor – the energy storage technology that charges and discharges very quickly, works in all temperatures, has a long service life and serves as the critical bridge between electrolytic capacitors and rechargeable batteries. A unique twist on the ultracapacitor by Maxwell Technologies caught the attention of Tesla’s engineers and last month the electric […]


The Return of Manufacturing Jobs Recently Thought Gone Forever

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released their February jobs report on Friday, March 8th. In addition to the overall unemployment rate declining by yet another .02 percentage points to 3.8%. The report also continues to show that manufacturing is not just on the rise but flourishing as manufacturing jobs return to the United States […]


Product Updates to DataXchange Machine Monitoring

Additions and Improvements for a Better User Experience         Shop Floor Automations announces new features from Scytec DataXchange machine monitoring. Their recent Version 2019.01.15 update has brought forth many new features. User feedback has been extremely valuable to create a better product for manufacturers. Here are new things you can do with […]


Weekly Wrap Up for March 8th, 2019

Dr. Chris Kuehl, Manufacturing Talk Radio Senior International Correspondent chats with show hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the favorable and unfavorable numbers within the Credit Manager’s Index report issues February 28, 2019, which was a good month for credit managers as favorables increased and unfavorables moved positive. Along with the ISM’s PMI readings, […]

Fiat Chrysler factory

Fiat Chrysler To Invest $4.5 Billion In Michigan

For the first time in a very, very long time a new auto assembly plant will be built in Detroit, a city that has seen more than its share of hard times. Fiat Chrysler America announced last week that they would be converting and expanding their Mack Avenue Engine factory to a full-fledged car factory […]

Made in the USA

Made In America Tax Break Encourages Manufacturers To Export

On Monday, March 4th the IRS announced new regulations that will allow companies to lower their export income tax from 21% to 13%. The new regulation addresses what is known as FDII (foreign derived intangible income) in an effort to encourage manufacturers to produce more products domestically. Under the rules, companies will pay almost the […]


March 8, 2019 – International Women’s Day – March 2019 – Women’s History Month

Metals & Manufacturing Outlook, along with Manufacturing Talk Radio, Women And Manufacturing, and everyone at the Manufacturing Broadcasting Corporation has focused on women in business since before the launch of the podcast, Women And Manufacturing (WAM). It becomes more apparent with each passing day that women are under-represented in business and industry, yet provide an […]


Weekly Wrap Up for March 1st, 2019

Ultra Consultants, founded by CEO Jeff Carr, helps companies select and implement manufacturing ERP and distribution software across numerous verticals to improve their competitive position and overall business performance. Using Mint Jutras and lead researcher Cindy Jutras, an independent research and advisory firm that specializes in analyzing the business impact of enterprise applications, Ultra Consultants […]

Tarrifs over

End To Tariffs Appears Near As Trade Deal With China Looms

In typical fashion, President Trump announced via Twitter on Sunday evening that he would delay additional tariffs on Chinese goods. The tweet read, in part, “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, […]



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