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September 21, 2017 @ 5:55 pm

A Global Perspective - Dr. Sanford interviews Harvard Law School Senior Fellow

Janet E. Lord is a senior fellow at Harvard Law School Project on Disability, where she writes and researches on international law and policy relating to the human rights of persons with disabilities. She is also a member of the board of directors of Amnesty International USA and the United States International Council on Disability. Lord participated in all negotiations which led to the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has worked in more than 40 countries worldwide on advancing the human rights of the most marginalized members of society. 

 
An expert facilitator, Lord has designed and facilitated disability rights and awareness training for the International Labor Organization, non-profits and several large and small companies. She holds three law degrees including an LLB and LLM from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and an LLM in international and comparative law from George Washington University. 
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September 21, 2017 @ 12:46 pm

S10-E8: 10,552 Manufacturers Can’t Be Wrong!

John Kennedy, CEO of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NJMEP) joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss NJMEP's launch of its Manufacturing Caucus, a face-to-face discussion with New Jersey legislators about the needs and wants of the manufacturers already operating in the state. The Manufacturing Caucus is a grass roots conversation between manufacturers and legislators on issues facing their business and the industry. Manufacturing Talk Radio will keep tabs on this ongoing effort in future interviews John Kennedy.

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September 19, 2017 @ 1:16 pm

S10-E7: PMI’s Well Above 50 Mark Almost Worldwide

Purchasing Manager’s Indices are totaling above 50 in almost every developed country of the world as manufacturing strengthens it footing after a long and sluggish recovery from The Great Recession. In addition, few headwinds are present, so manufacturing is in the enviable position to make so long-term strategic moves now and in the near term instead of the tactical dance it has embraced for over 99 months of a recovery that seemed uncertain and often sluggish. Tune in to hear Manufacturing Talk Radio Senior International Correspondents Royce Lowe, Norbert Ore and Chong Wang discuss what is happening outside the U.S., and how it favors the U.S.

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September 12, 2017 @ 10:37 am

S10-E6: From Cell Door to Shop Floor

Sean Osborne is an inspirational individual who made a decision to stop doing things that got him in trouble with the law and use his hands-on skills and intelligence in manufacturing. Learn what that decision was like and the results he has experienced as he raised himself up at Wagner Machine, a full service custom machining and fabrication shop in Norton, Ohio.

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September 6, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

ISM’s Non-Manufacturing Index at 53.9

The ISM's Non-Manufacturing Index rolled up to 53.9, 3.5 points less than July activity that was reported in early August. All categories that make up the index fell which may be an indicator of summer vacations in August. Hear Anthony Nieves, Committee Chair of the ISM's Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R), goes into detail about the report and the categories to give listeners a solid sense of what is happening in this large segment of the U.S. economy.

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August 29, 2017 @ 10:43 am

S10-E3: Need an Executive for a Dump Truck or an Ambulance?

The Skills Gap presents great challenges in finding skilled technicians and another level of complexity finding skilled executives to oversee everything from concept and design to unique body building and customer delivery of vocational vehicles. With a truck body at its core, vocational vehicles are designed to suit a particular purpose, such as dump trucks, ambulances, fire engines, handicapped buses, or other specific uses. Hear more as Lew Weiss and Tim Grady interview John Parden, and Executive Recruiter from Management Recruiters – Indianapolis North in this intriguing discussion.

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August 22, 2017 @ 8:03 pm

Gregorio G. Canales

Gregorio has been a professor at the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (EGADE), Assistant Professor of International Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and has participated as a member of the editorial board of the business section of Grupo Reforma newspapers. He also worked as a foreign associate for two major US law firms on the east and west coasts.

Among other activities, Gregorio is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea in North Eastern Mexico.

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August 20, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

S10-E2 SME Education Foundation and Shape Corporation

As part of a nationwide effort to help close the swelling skills gap, the SME Education Foundation established PRIME® (Partnership Response In Manufacturing Education), its program to attract youth to manufacturing and prepare high school students for careers in the industry. The Foundation works closely with manufacturing businesses and associations to develop partnerships with local high schools that provide students with the knowledge and hands-on technical skills using state of the art technology and industry relevant equipment.
 
Shape Corporation, a concept, design, engineering, and manufacturer of auto body structures has joined forces with the SME Foundation to form a new partnership to bring advanced manufacturing education to Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich.  Shape will invest $300,000 in the Foundation's PRIME program which will kick off at the Grand Haven High School in the 2018-2019 academic year.
 
Hear about this creative partnership as it begins to expand across the U.S. through the SME Education Foundation, and locally for a global corporation in Grand Haven, Michigan during a Manufacturing Talk Radio conversation with Brian Glowiak, Vice President of the SME Education Foundation and Doug Peterson, Global Vice President of Human Resources for Shape Corporation.

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August 16, 2017 @ 3:58 pm

S10-E1a The Global Show part 2

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August 15, 2017 @ 12:33 pm

S10-E1: Global Reports: More Tailwinds than Headwinds for Manufacturing in 2017

Each month, Manufacturing Talk Radio reaches out to its Senior International Correspondents to get their read on manufacturing around the world in this global economy. Royce Lowe reports from France and Europe and the United Kingdom, Chong Wang reports from Shanghai on China, Japan, and other Asian countries, Norbert Ore reports from Atlanta on 18 global PMI surveys and several regional U.S. purchasing managers indicies, and Chad Moutray, Chief Economist from the National Association of Manufacturers, discusses his Monday morning report and global monthly update. The purpose is to give business listeners a sense of how manufacturing and economic activity looks on a macro level and where it might be headed in the near term to gain an understanding of how economies interact.

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