Weekly Wrap Up For October 18th, 2019

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The Credit Manager’s Index is showing more negative signs than positive as uncertainty in the manufacturing industry increases across all sectors and we head for a period of mediocrity. Additional soft factors weighing on the economy are discussed by Dr. Chris Kuehl in this insightful interview with hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady.


Nuclear plant

Researchers Utilize 3D Printing To Help Recycle Nuclear Waste

As time goes on and the technology becomes more sophisticated, people are finding numerous applications for 3D printing. From food production to home construction, it seems that there aren’t too many problems additive manufacturing cannot solve. The latest fascinating research has found a way to use technology to help recycle nuclear waste. (Read More)


Susan Sweeney, President of GGB, engages in a broad-based discussion of workforce challenges faced by global manufacturers. Dr Sweeney discusses the general U.S. manufacturing human capital problem and then focuses on her specific company issues. She describes a number of the workforce development programs and initiatives at GGB. The final part of the interview focuses on the educational system and its adequacy for the rapidly evolving manufacturing workplace.


Women And Manufacturing

This week on The WAM Podcast’s edition of “Riveting Exchanges,” hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace, continue with their “Bad Boss” discussion. The ladies look at the four different types of “weak” personalities. Here, you’ll meet the four archetypal passive-aggressive bosses: Indecisive Ike, Steady Eddie, Insecure Ida, and Absentee Al.