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August 30, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

S7-E12: 8 Ways a Divided Congress and White House Can Boost Manufacturing

Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing sits down with Tim Grady and Lew Weiss to discuss 8 ways a divided Congress and White House can boost manufacturing, covering infrastructure, innovation, tax reform, China, Made in America, the opening of foreign markets, job training and energy independence.  You may have heard these topics here and there – now tune in for one concise overview of what is needed and how the AAM and other organizations are pushing harder and more frequently to move elected officials from their page to our page on Manufacturing Talk Radio

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August 23, 2016 @ 3:47 pm

S7-E11 Manufacturers Compete with Prison Slave Labor

Manufacturers are losing contracts to Unicor, GEO, Deptcor and over a dozen other private prison operators, unable to compete with prison labor rates, or not even allowed to bid on some contracts under an unfair system permitted under the 13th Amendment to the U.S Constitution and launched in 1934 by President Roosevelt with the creation of Federal Prisons Systems (FPI) also known as Unicor.  The upbeat, flowery marketing language of these prison labor websites makes them sound as benevolent as Santa Claus despite underpinnings of longer prison sentences for non-violent offenders and a majority of inmates being black or Hispanic working for as little as 16 cents per hour. Hear about actual manufacturers who have lost business and been forced to cut jobs like Mickey Spooner, President of Allstate Office Interiors in Hamilton, New Jersey, or even been put at the brink of bankruptcy. 

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August 12, 2016 @ 1:57 pm

S7-E10 Moutray and Zicard

August 11, 2016 @ 4:44 pm

S7-E9 The Resurrection of 21 Rust Belt Towns

How are leaders in Rust Belt cities and towns across America and Europe creating the renaissance from dilapidated factories to hotbeds of technological innovation? Find the answers as co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss interview Antoine van Agtmael, author of “The Smartest Places on Earth – Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation”.

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August 3, 2016 @ 10:55 am

S7-E8 2 Major Reports on US Economy for July 2016 – Institute of Supply Management and Armada Corporate Intelligence

Join co-hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss on Manufacturing Talk Radio as they delve into the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business(R) with Brad Holcomb, Committee Chair for this illuminating monthly update on the state of manufacturing in the U.S. Then stay tuned for Chris Kuehl, FMA economist with Armada Corporate Intelligence as he provides his wit and spin on the state of manufacturing here and around the world, with an update on Brexit. Tim and Lew will wrap up the show with commentary on ExIm Bank and the Federal Follies! From serious to lighthearted, it’s great to hear their insights.

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