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January 30, 2018 @ 11:12 am

A Skills Gap Solution - NJ Career Technical Schools

Co-Hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady have been discussing the Skills Gap problem and exploring solutions. On this show, Judy Savage, Executive Director of the New Jersey Council of County Vocational-Technical Schools shares how these high schools and adult education facilities prepare students for jobs when they graduate or a head start and focus on their college degree. They also work directly with employers to gear students up to meet the skill sets required for jobs.  Each county has these Vo-Tech schools preparing students for up to 30 different career paths. Listen and then visit for more information.

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January 26, 2018 @ 4:05 pm

Will Skilled Manufacturing Labor be Thrown Out of the USA?

Michael Wildes, partner in the law firm Wildes and Weinberg, discusses DACA with co-hosts Lew Weiss and Time Grady. If DACA isn't fixed by Congress, what is the impact on manufacturing? How many employees working in manufacturing plants will be deported? Can Congress step up and do its job without poisoning the well with aspects of a bill that simply won't pass the House or Senate? These unknown issues will clearly adversely impact manufacturing across the country if Congress can't fix DACA.

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January 23, 2018 @ 11:57 am

Job Opportunities $50,000+ are Not Where You Might Think

Listen to Gary Slawik, Manager of Apprenticeship and Training Programs at Bihler of America talks about vocational training then and now for careers in manufacturing which are the future of good-paying, steady, interesting and challenging careers. The solution is showing teenagers and young adults that this career path can be more rewarding than others they are considering, and providing parents proof that manufacturing has a plethora of pathways for the future of their children.

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January 18, 2018 @ 3:13 pm

Update on Europe, Great Britain and Asia

Senior International Correspondents Royce Lowe and Chong Wang update listeners on manufacturing activity in the EU, the UK and Asia, including the ongoing Brexit saga along with the positives happening in Europe and China.

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January 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am

PMI Surveys Covering 18 Countries and Local US Cities Showing Growth

Norbert Ore, Director and Head of Industry Surveys, shares his insights with co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady about the synchronicity of global manufacturing growth. Although a few countries are weakening, most of Europe and Asia are showing strong performance in durable goods, and the South American recovery is going strong.

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January 9, 2018 @ 10:49 am

Helping Manufacturers of All Sizes Build, Rebuild and Revitalize Their Brands

Manufacturing Talk Radio welcomes Ed Delia of Delia Associates to the show for a look at how they help manufacturers build, rebuild and revitalize their brand. B-to-B brand management comes with a unique set of challenges. Listen as Mr. Delia shares how Delia Associates’ patented Brand Leadership Solution can effectively establish, express and project a highly impactful brand image for your company.

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January 5, 2018 @ 3:10 pm

Non-Manufacturing Reading Continues String at 55.9

Anthony Nieves, NMI Committee Chair joins co-hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss the Institute for Supply Management's Non-Manufacturing Report on Business(R) which continues to roll up above 50 although some softening occurred in December. Listen to the segment at while you review the report also found linked to this episode.

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January 4, 2018 @ 1:36 pm

The Credit Manager’s Index, at 54.2, and Purchasing Manager’s Index at 59.7, are Not in Sync

Dr. Chris Kuehl, author of the National Association of Credit Managers ( CMI report (Credit Manager's Index report) explains why the CMI is not in sync with the PMI, with the CMI showing areas of concern after the robust new orders and purchasing activity of the past several months. Although the CMI has been in a one-month-up and one-month-down cycle in 2017, there are potential positive winds like lower corporate taxes and more consumer discretionary income that could trigger inflation. Tune in to hear what that might mean for the economy in 2018.

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January 2, 2018 @ 12:17 pm

2017 Manufacturing Year in Review and 2018 Forecast

Hosts Lewis Weiss and Tim Grady take a look back at the top manufacturing stories of 2017 including the skills gap, robotics, additive manufacturing, the prison labor issue, Washington’s effect on manufacturing, Women And Manufacturing and much more. Stay tuned to hear predictions for the coming year with insight from industrial and economic reports from the Institute for Supply Management and others. Take a look back at 2017 and get a head start on 2018 with this important episode only on Manufacturing Talk Radio.

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