Episode 156: 360-Degree Global Economic Reports
LISTEN NOW: Manufacturing Talk Radio's Senior International Correspondents and the NAM's Chief Economist, Chad Moutray, discuss what is happening in manufacturing around the globe both above and below the equator. Overall, the shakiness of 2016 seems to be stabilizing as economic growth returns to most of the major country economies as we enter 2017. While there isn't a wildly optimistic point of view going into 2017, the fence sitters have put at least one foot down on the side of growth. In ...
MAPI Predicts a Growth of 3.9% for the Manufacturing Sector in 2016
MAPI Foundation, the research affiliate of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation is predicting a rebound for the manufacturing sector in 2016.
Due to a harsh winter, manufacturing industrial production fell 1.0% in the first quarter of 2015 after 3.5% growth in 2014. The weather played a big part in the decline as it impeded construction, commercial activity and trade. This is not expected to hinder future growth with forecasts of 3.5% growth in 2015 and 3.9% in ...
Episode 63: ISM Report on Business April 2015 and Economic Research Discussion
4/7/15 – Mr. Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the ISM’s Report on Business® presented the latest in-depth information on the PMI® Purchasing Manager’s Index covering March 2015. Brad offers listeners keen insights into the meaning behind the numbers.
Mr. Holcomb will be joined by Dr. Ray Perryman who is President and CEO of The Perryman Group, an economic research and analysis firm based in Waco, Texas.
Dr. Perryman has held numerous academic positions in his career including ...
Episode 55: West Coast Port Shutdown Could Be Days Away: Devastating For The Economy
With no contract, will the ILWU walk off the job and strike? Will the PMA lock out the workers as they did in 2002? If the West Coast ports are shut down at a cost to the country of nearly $2 billion a day, which seems likely given the breakdown in contract negotiations, thousands of containers coming into the U.S. and thousands more head out stuff with our exports will sit idle at the docks. Will the president invoke the Taft-Hartley Act to force the sides back to work by declaring a national ...
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 usual brand of humor and a touch of economic irreverence.
Episode 31: Economic Issues in Manufacturing
Daniel J. Meckstroth, PhD, discusses a wide range of economic issues as they relate to the manufacturing sector.
Daniel J. Meckstroth, Ph.D., is Vice President and Chief Economist for Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the research affiliate MAPI Foundation.