Weekly Wrap Up for April 5th, 2019

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Manufacturing Talk Radio

Tune in to hear Anthony Nieves, ISM Committee Chair for the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business, present the details behind the overall number in a conversation with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady. Non-Manufacturing represents the majority of the U.S. economic activity, so get the critical data from the source. Only on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady welcome Tim Fiore, Chair of the Institute for Supply Management Manufacturing Business Survey Committee with an unprecedented inside look at the ISM Manufacturing Report On Business for March 2019. Don’t miss this live report for a deep dive into the report and take a close look at the latest developments through the world of manufacturing.


Manufacturing Matters

In this episode we are privileged to host Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Bank of Chicago and the Fed’s leading expert on US manufacturing. Bill offers perspective on the slow recovery of the US manufacturing sector from the Great Recession and on the much-discussed issue of manufacturing productivity. The interview then turns to various elements of US manufacturing competitiveness including technology, workforce, and the value of the dollar. The discussion concludes with Bill’s thoughts on manufacturing subsectors.


Women And Manufacturing

This week on The WAM Podcast, host, Linda Rigano, was delighted to speak with Christen Graham, President of Giving Strong, a social impact consulting firm. Christen counsels companies on a variety of strategies to deploy their resources, whether it’s in the area of corporate social responsibility, community reactions, philanthropy, and even reputation management.

Here Are Some Of This Week’s Top Manufacturing Stories

Nikola MotorsHydrogen-powered Truck Manufacturer Purchases Land For New Factory

Hydrogen-powered truck manufacturer Nikola has purchased 389 acres of land in Pinal County, Arizona to build a factory to manufacture their hybrid, hydrogen-electric powered Class 8 trucks. A Class 8 truck is defined as having a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) exceeding 33000 lbs. such as tractor trailers. (Read More)


Hardware for Legacy Manufacturing Equipment

Hardware for equipment such as CNC machines is at an all-time high demand. Manufacturing integrator Shop Floor Automations reports that manufacturers want to make their current equipment last longer and increase utilization without a huge monetary investment. (Read More)