Weekly Wrap Up For July 10th, 2020

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Institute for Supply Management®’s Report On Business® Series for June 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.


East West MfgManufactures Begin To Plan For Post-COVID Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of the standard practices of the manufacturing industry. These changes have caused many to try and find ways to keep things going despite the difficult times. Now, as places begin to try and re-open and restart their production, manufacturers are trying to plan out the changes they’ll need to make based upon the lessons they’ve learned. (Read More)


Don’t miss Anthony Nieves, chair for Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) with the Non-manufacturing Report On business right here on Manufacturing Talk Radio.


737 maxMajor U.S. Airlines Reach Deal With Treasury Department

With the travel industry being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many airliners and their parts suppliers are looking for ways to stay afloat and manage costs. The American government in particular has been providing financial assistance, and now five more major airliners have reached a deal for federal aid. (Read More)


Today on the WAM Podcast, host Frances Brunelle interviews Kim Alford, who is the production manager of KAM Tool & Die of B-Square Precision Group located in Zebulon, North Carolina. Having been a part of this prestigious company since it’s founding in 1995, Kim brings extensive, time-tested expertise in production planning, human resources, and accounting to the manufacturing space. Kim offers valuable insight into not only the production side of manufacturing but also the financial side of it. She also explains the process of being with the company from the time it started as a small company within a garage and only 2 machines, to becoming one of the biggest names in manufacturing and how to maintain integrity and quality through every stage of growth.