Weekly Wrap Up for September 14th, 2018

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Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Terry Iverson, president and CEO of Iverson & Company, a machine tool distributorship and precision lathe rebuilder and author of Finding America’s Greatest Champion. This new book challenges us to change the perception of manufacturing, how we view the art of manufacturing, how we view workers who consider themselves craftsmen and how we mentor our next generation youth. Terry’s book features interviews with corporate giants, athletes, politicians, TV personalities and more.

Tesla Semi TruckWalmart Orders 30 More Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

Walmart announced today that is had placed an order for 30 Tesla Semi electric trucks. This is in addition to the 15 trucks ordered at the unveiling of the all-electric semi truck in November of 2017. (Read More)


SupercomputerDepartment Of Energy Funds Supercomputers To Help Manufacturing in America

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has announced it has awarded almost $3 million in funding for projects aimed at giving manufacturers access to supercomputers. (Read More)

Women And Manufacturing

We all know that diversity can bring a range of new ideas to the table. But what do women uniquely bring to manufacturing when it comes to customer engagement? This first edition of “The Customer Mission” podcast dives into this subject with our guest, Kristi Wiechmann, Vice President of Specialty Manufacturing, talking about the women’s perspective, how to better serve customers and what manufacturers need to do to effectively compete in today’s marketplace.