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October 28, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

S2-E18 The State of Manufacturing in Texas

Tony Bennett, President of the Texas Association of Manufacturing  will join us to talk about the state of the State of Texas manufacturing; what’s happening, what’s hot, and what’s getting in the way for small and mid-sized manufacturers in Texas.

The Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) represents over 450 large and small companies from every manufacturing sector, employing more than 894,000 Texans with an average compensation of $79,350 a year (the highest in the private sector). Texas manufacturers contributed $211 billion to the Texas economy in 2012 and one-third of all corporate taxes collected by state and local governments. Manufactured goods account for 94.6 percent of all Texas exports and Texas has held the distinction as the #1 exporting state in the U.S. for several consecutive years.

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October 21, 2014 @ 4:13 pm

S2-E17 The Missing Ingredient In Manufacturing: Quality Part 2

What is Quality? In manufacturing, a measure of excellence or a state of being free from defects, deficiencies and significant variations. It is brought about by strict and consistent commitment to certain standards that achieve uniformity of a product in order to satisfy specific customer or user requirements.

Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) returns to our program to discuss quality control at all levels within organizations.  Michael discusses how quality is a continuous process, that has no end. To learn more listen to this episode of mfg talk radio.

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October 14, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

S2-E16 How Quality Impacts Manufacturing

Michael Barry from the American Society of Quality to discuss quality control at all levels within all organizations.  Regardless of the size of your company, you want to put out a quality product.  Learn how to manage that effort on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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October 7, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

S2-E15 ISM PMI for Sept Special guests Brad Holcomb and Tony Nieves

Brad Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, the chair of the ISM and Tony Nieves, chair of the Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, discuss the Sept 2014 Report on Business PMI at 56.6% and economic trends.

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October 2, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

S2-E14 Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Talk Radio aired a special live broadcast today at 1:00 p.m. EST Thursday with the three original founders and thought leaders of Manufacturing Day, Mr. Ed Youdell from Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, Mark Troppe, Acting Director, Program Development and Manager of Strategic Partnerships with NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program, and Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President of External Relations for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

During the show, hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady spoke with Ed, Ned and Mark about the birth of Manufacturing Day, where manufacturing is going and growing in America, how the government could help or hinder those efforts, and some of the more than 1500 events taking place at manufacturing facilities all across America where company representatives are sharing the cool factor and great job opportunities in the industry (some 600,000 current openings).

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