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Ned Monroe: NAM And Manufacturing Day 2013

September 19, 2013 2:37 pm | Podcasts

We are getting ready for Manufacturing Day! Today we speak with Ned Monroe, Senior Vice President of External Relations for the National Association of Manufacturers, who provides some additional insights along with highlights about this year’s upcoming Manufacturing Day.

Stewart Riske: Innovation And Food Manufacturing

September 18, 2013 2:59 pm | Podcasts

Today we take a deep dive into the world of food manufacturing. Guiding us on this journey is Stewart Riske, Director of Manufacturing with the Flavorchem Corporation. Flavorchem specializes in the creation and manufacture of flavor and color solutions for food and beverages.


Buy Street-legal Cars From Sci-fi Flicks

September 11, 2013 10:02 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Brothers Marc and Shanon Parker took their love for sci-fi and comic books and started Parker Brothers Concepts, where they manufacture outrageous, street-legal vehicles for Hollywood and TV shows. Once they started to get famous for their strange-but-functional vehicles, they went from a one-car garage to a 15,000 square-foot production facility in the span of two years.


Daniel McKinnon: Trade Shows Are And Always Will Be Relevant

September 10, 2013 2:23 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Let's be honest, if your organization isn’t attending trade shows then they are missing out on fantastic networking and sales opportunities. On today’s episode we speak with Daniel McKinnon, Vice President of Energy & Engineering with Access Intelligence, about why trade shows remain so vital across such a broad range of industries.

Stephen Gold: Public Policy And Its Effect On U.S. Manufacturing

September 9, 2013 3:50 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

On today’s episode we discuss public policy and its effect on US Manufacturing with Stephen Gold, President of MAPI: The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). MAPI is a 80 year old professional service organization representing large multinational manufacturers in the United States. MAPI provides peer discussion groups and additionally distributes a quarterly industrial outlook report.

Monte Galbraith: Innovation And Modernization In Textiles

September 4, 2013 10:35 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Prepare yourself for a fascinating discussion focused on innovation within textile manufacturing. Today we are joined by Monte Galbraith, President of Denim North America, for a great episode about what manufacturers must be doing in order to remain successful in the modern age.


Ankit Patel: Effecting Positive Change In Manufacturing

September 3, 2013 2:06 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Today we are joined by Ankit Patel, Managing Director with The Lean Way Consulting, who shares with us some valuable insight into positively improving processes. The Lean Way Consulting helps their clients advance by leading change from the inside out.


Pat Lee And Manufacturing Day: Celebrating American Manufacturing

September 3, 2013 11:32 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Join the Manufacturing Revival Radio team along with Pat Lee, Director of Marketing for The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and the Marketing Lead for Manufacturing Day, as we prepare for Manufacturing Day on October 4th, 2013.


Jason Grahek: Let Innovation Set You Apart

August 28, 2013 3:19 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Today's guest is Jason Grahek, Strategic Account Manager for the Lakeland Companies — the most complete provider of high-quality electrical component and systems solutions for growing industrial companies throughout the Midwest.


Gary, Ind. Fights To Avoid Detroit’s Fate

August 28, 2013 9:56 am | by NBC News | Videos

The mayor of a rust belt small town is literally getting her hands dirty in hopes of revitalizing Gary, Ind. Once a major steel center, the city's population has dropped by half, and some of its neighborhoods are riddle with crime. Karen Freeman-Wilson, the city's current mayor, has a positive outlook on the future of her city.


Anisa Telwar: Designed (And Manufactured) For Beauty

August 26, 2013 12:59 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Very excited to have Anisa Telwar, Founder and President of Anisa International, Inc, joining us in studio. Anisa International is an Atlanta-based company that is a premier global designer and manufacturer of make-up artistry tools, including professional, promotional, cosmetic brushes, with fashion forward packaging and accessories.


The Million American Jobs Project

August 21, 2013 9:21 am | by Million American Jobs Project | Videos

Economics isn't all that complicated. We can create a million new American jobs this year by simply looking for the Made In America label. If each of us takes a tiny fraction of the money we're already spending and buys US-made goods, we'll create a economic tidal wave.


Will Sobel: Leveraging Business Data To Improve Manufacturing Productivity

August 19, 2013 9:51 am | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

Very excited to have the opportunity to speak with Will Sobel, CEO of System Insights, on today’s episode. System Insights is a leading global supplier of manufacturing operations management software in both machining-based, discrete manufacturing as well as process industries.


Manufacturing Revival Radio: Balancing Safety, Profitability And The Supply Chain

August 14, 2013 4:25 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

We're very excited to invite Will Pape, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of TraceGains, to the show. TraceGains assist food and beverage manufacturers in ensuring that their raw ingredients are compliant with their specifications and that the supporting documentation for the ingredients are in order. As you listen to today’s episode it will quickly become apparent how TraceGains’ services can be vitally important to food and beverage manufacturers.


Body Glove: Perfecting The Wetsuit

August 14, 2013 10:02 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Twin brothers Bill and Bob Meistrell created the first practical wetsuit out of neoprene. But finding the perfect material meant a lot of trial and error — including with old Pontiac parts. And building the business itself, while staying aware of all the broader trends in fashion and materials technology, is almost another matter altogether.


John Hayes: Keeping It Seegrid Simple

August 7, 2013 12:04 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

It was a pleasure to welcome John Hayes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Seegrid, to the show. Seegrid provides simple, affordable, flexible vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to the material handling industry.


A Look Inside Ford's Simulated Factory

August 7, 2013 10:57 am | by Ford Motor Co. | Videos

In preparation to build the Ford Fusion in Q3 2013, Flat Rock Assembly Plant is training its 1,400 new hires using a simulated factory to teach them vehicle assembly before the first U.S.-built Fusion rolls off the line. Ford announced last fall it will build the all-new Fusion in the United States and hire 1,400 new employees.


Paul Kuchuris: Quality Improvement Never Quits

July 31, 2013 2:26 pm | Podcasts

We are happy to welcome Paul Kuchuris, President of Association of Manufacturing Excellence, to the show. The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier organization for the exchange of knowledge in enterprise excellence.

Dave Scaglione: Manufacturing Lives On In Detroit

July 26, 2013 2:40 pm | by Manufacturing Revival Radio | Podcasts

If you follow the news, then we are confident you have read about some of the difficulties that Detroit has been facing. Today’s guest helped to blow away some of the gloom that has surrounded the home of America’s automobile industry and shine a bright light on the thriving manufacturing sector that is existing in both Detroit and the rest of America.


Addressing Market Disruptions: B2B Game Plan Forum

July 26, 2013 9:28 am | Videos

Game Plan is the only e-commerce Forum for the B2B market of Brands, Manufacturers, and Distributors. Brian Walker, Senior Vice President of Strategy at hybris, shares his thoughts on the importance of a B2B forum such as Game Plan. This is a place where B2B thought leaders can come together and discuss what is happening in the current market.


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