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South Africa’s Mines Set to Shut Down Amid Lockdown

In order to slow the spread of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, countries around the world are locking down their borders and enforcing people to stay at their homes. Due to these restrictions, many industries are seeing a massive decrease in their overall productivity. In South Africa, things are going one step further, with a near-total […]

Weekly Wrap Up For April 3rd, 2020

Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for March 2020. Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Chair, Tim Fiore for a closer look at the factors that went into the Manufacturing Report On Business and this month’s PMI. Don’t miss this in-depth, exclusive interview available only on Manufacturing Talk Radio. Ford to Partner With GE, […]


Manufacturers Step Up Efforts to Prevent Virus Spread

While many workplaces are sending workers home to work remotely, some essential manufacturers, like those producing medical and protective equipment, still need in-person workers. In order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus between these workers, groups like the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) are providing suggestions for how to keep workers safe. One […]


Ford to Partner With GE, 3M to Produce Medical Gear

With the increasing need for medical and protective equipment to handle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many companies are beginning to shift their manufacturing focuses. Among them is Ford, who has recently announced a new partnership with GE Healthcare and 3M on Tuesday. The auto manufacturer plans to work with 3M to help produce more of […]

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 […]

Aerospace I

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 […]


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 […]

Car Crisis

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 […]

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 […]

Oil prices down

Oil Prices Continue to Drop, Set for Worst Month in a Decade

Markets all over the world continue to be impacted by the spread of coronavirus, and oil is no different. As of Thursday of last week, prices for oil fell around 8% as demand continues to decrease. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices have fallen down nearly 25% this week, its worst one week drop […]

COVID-19 Survey

COVID-19 Survey: Impacts On Global Supply Chains

From the Institute for Supply Management® FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Boyd, 480.752.6276, ext. 3085 TEMPE, ARIZ. (March 11, 2020) — Today the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) revealed the first-round results of a survey focused on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) business and supply chain impacts. Notably, nearly 75 percent of companies report supply chain disruptions in some [...]
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Auto Industry Braces for Coronavirus Impact as U.S. Cases Grow

The coronavirus, which is now classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, continues to rise in cases. In the United States especially, cases have started to spread from the coasts into the mainland. Now, the virus is even at the doorstep of the American auto industry. Late Tuesday, Michigan state officials confirmed two […]

Weekly Wrap Up For March 13th, 2020

Dr. Chris Kuehl, senior economic correspondent for Manufacturing Talk Radio always brings in so much more insightful commentary as he discusses the latest Credit Manager’s Index report and other economic situations, including the coronavirus in this conversation with host Tim Grady. 2020 Market Report: Integration Challenges Drive Urgency for Change, Increased Automation Fed up with […]


Internal Actors Make Up 30% Of Manufacturing Cyberattacks

The ever-increasing involvement of technology and network capabilities in manufacturing has allowed for efficiency never before possible. However, these areas have also become a prime target for hackers. In fact, many of these hackers are coming from the inside rather than the outside. According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigation Report, 75% of cyberattacks on […]


Fed Survey Finds Coronavirus Impacting U.S. Manufacturing, Tourism

The coronavirus has already had a serious impact on the global economy, especially in regard to the Chinese sector. As it continues to spread, other countries are anticipating or already seeing impacts to their economies. Despite the small number of confirmed cases, the U.S. economy is already seeing some areas negatively affected by the virus. […]


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