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September 30, 2015 @ 10:22 am

S5-E3 National MFG Day 2015

Tuesday, Sept 29, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET – Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the International Trade Administration, Ed Youdell, President and CEO of The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA), and Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute join hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss to share all that’s happening this year for MfgDay ®, the nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing that’s inspiring our next generation of manufacturers. Listen in as common misperceptions about manufacturing are dispelled, and hear all about the coordinated efforts by public and private enterprises to address the skilled labor shortage facing the industry. Learn how your company can engage, invest in and inspire the tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce.

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September 22, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

S5-e2 US Industrial Outlook Report

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:00-2:00pm Eastern time – Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation regularly writes and speaks on U.S. and global economic trends. He will be with us presenting the MAPI quarterly economic forecast covering all sectors of the manufacturing industry. This in-depth discussion on economic indicators, employment trends, global competitiveness for U.S. manufacturers,iIndustrial economics, and macroeconomic conditions is a must listen for manufacturing executives across America

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September 15, 2015 @ 2:53 pm

S5-e1 Lean Manufacturing followed by Purchasing Managers Index Reports

Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET – Join Christian Koestler, Vice President of Operations for STIHL, Inc., and Michael Daly, Director of Operations for Hypertherm, as they discuss lean manufacturing and eliminating waste and overburdened systems from your manufacturing processes with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss.  Then stay on as Norbert Orr, Director and Head of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners and the former Chair of the Institute of Supply Managment’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee provides comparative commentary on 18 Purchasing Managers Index reports that are compiled worldwide and find out how and why they’re performing as they are.

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September 8, 2015 @ 2:10 pm

S4-E22 Part II - Women in Manufacturing

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 1:00-2:00pm Eastern time – The case for women in manufacturing continues as we’re joined by Teresa Beach-Shelow, Owner and President of Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. and Traci and Lori Tapani, Co-Owners of Wyoming Machine to discuss programs designed to inspire women to enter, or further, careers in manufacturing. Whether you’re just starting out, hitting your professional stride, or changing careers, manufacturing holds a dynamic future for women of any age.

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September 1, 2015 @ 3:41 pm

S4-E21 Close, Sell or Merge - Baby Boomer Owners Prepare for Retirement and ISM Report on Business for August 2015


Tuesday, September 1, 2015 1:00-2:00pm Eastern time - Michael Schwerdtfeger, managing Director of Chapman Associates, Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions, joins hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss to outline the options available to retiring owners faced with decisions about closing, selling or merging their manufacturing business. Then stay with us as Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair of the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business puts into context the ISM’s Purchasing Managers Index number for August 2015.
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