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December 30, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

S3-E8 2014 Recap and 2015 Outlook

Manufacturing Talk Radio co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady will review the year of radio shows that were broadcast in 2014, and look ahead to news stories for 2015, including breaking news, new technology, economic forecasts, and exciting developments in manufacturing.

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December 23, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

S3-E7 West Coast Port “Quake” Sets Off Economic Tsunami

December 23rd at 1PM EST – The ILWU contract expired on July 1, 2014, and once again the West Coast port container offloads and onloads have been crippled during contentious union negotiations in the face of near-record imports and exports during the accelerating economic recovery. Hundreds of millions of dollars in losses have already occurred in agricultural exports, retail imports that will have to be dumped at fire sales after Christmas, manufacturing productivity losses from just-in-time raw material delays, and future losses from overseas buyers who will source products elsewhere in 2015 and beyond. Listen to our December 23rd show LIVE at 1PM EST as we talk about this prickly situation.

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December 16, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

S3-E6 The FMA’s Economic Forecast for 2015

Dr. Chris Kuehl, economist, analyst and humorist who gives his unfiltered view of the outlook for 2015.  Dr. Kuehl is a noted economist working with the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association International who will present information from the FMA 2015 Annual forecast, the potential impact of the West Coast port situation, onshoring of employees from countries around the world to fill the labor gap, and other commentary on economic and government issues for the coming year.  His upbeat humor and down-to-earth style makes this show a must listen.

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December 9, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

S3-E5 ISM’s Annual Forecast for 2015 - a look at the coming year.

Brad Holcomb, Chair of the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business and Tony Nieves, Chair of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business present the ISM’s annual forecast for 2015. This in-depth analyst, culled from the respondents to the monthly reports of 2014, promises to be a sound and insightful projection of the most likely economic picture for manufacturing and non-manufacturing for 2015.

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December 4, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

S3-E4 Can American Manufacturing’s Comeback Be Sustained? ThomasNet Warns Of Clouds Ahead!

North America’s manufacturing sector is on an upward trajectory. However, a shortage of young talent, compounded by Baby Boomers’ negative perceptions about Millennials, could impact its continued expansion, according to ThomasNet’s latest Industry Market Barometer® (IMB) research.

Guests Karen Norheim of American Crane and Kevin Wolfe of Powill Manufacturing join Linda Rigano of ThomasNet to discus the critical role Millennials play in the future of manufacturing in America and the challenges associated with making manufacturing “cool” again.

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December 2, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

S3-E3 Latest Manufacturing ROB- ISM PMI at 58.7%

"The November PMI® registered 58.7%. The report was issued  by Bradley J. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee.  Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®.

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