Manufacturing Talk Radio Hosts Mr. Brad Holcomb to Present ISM's December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast for 2014

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Released annually, report covers expectations for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors of U.S. economy.

On Monday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. EST, Manufacturing Talk Radio host Tim Grady, with co-host Lewis Weiss of All Metals & Forge Group, will interview Brad Holcomb about the Institute of Supply Management's semi-annual economic forecast for 2014. The report was released on December 10 by Mr. Holcomb, CPSM, CPSD, chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and by Anthony S. Nieves, CPSM, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee and contains information from 700 companies across the U.S. surveyed by the institute.

This report is a vital document detailing the expected health of the U.S. economy in the coming year, and will be updated in April of 2014. The report contains 14 pages of consolidated material covering the operating rate, production capacity, predicted capital expenditures, prices, labor and benefit costs, employment, export business, import business, business revenues, and profit margin expectations for the first half of 2014. It also contains the overall business activity comparison between the last half of 2013 and the first half of 2014, and a forecast between the first half of 2014 and the second half of 2014.

The report also delves into questions on the most important problems facing business in 2014, supply chain improvements for 2014, the predicted change to purchased inventory to sales ratio, the outlook for the next twelve months and the predicted strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar compared to other international currencies in 2014. Listeners may want to print out a copy of the report, found at under Featured Items and News dated Dec. 10, 2013 before tuning into the show through or Listeners can email questions to live(at)mfgtalkradio(dot)com and, time permitting, some will be answered on the air during the show.

“The purpose and point of Manufacturing Talk Radio is to go beyond the sound bites of the news to educate, inform and entertain our listeners where they live and work,” said Mr. Grady.
“But rather than inundate them, our content is targeted at what makes manufacturing tick and what makes the economy tick, and to share the pivotal resources, like the Institute of Supply Management, where they can gain an overview or get granular to shape their strategic and tactical actions,” he said.

“ISM provides a wealth of manufacturing information and research on how suppliers and buyers in this industry do business,” said Mr. Weiss. “We have studied these reports for nearly 40 years. Their perspective and resource information on manufacturing in America is second to none,” he concluded.

All Metals & Forge Group is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS/EN9100 manufacturer of open die forgings, seamless rolled rings, and a respected industry resource for manufacturers and metalworking companies. AM&FG has made forgings since 1972 for many metalworking industries, including aerospace, aircraft, automotive, chemical, construction, defense, engine and turbine, energy and power generation, food processing, gear manufacturing, general manufacturing, mining and tunnel boring, oil and gas exploration, petroleum, pulp and paper, shipbuilding and transportation.

Mr. Grady is a senior strategist and business adviser with NetMark International, which has been a consulting firm since 1986, working with owners and executives on revenue growth, new revenue streams, strategic planning, sales management, marketing materials, multimedia, and uses of technology for business results, from Microsoft Office software to website creation, content, SEO, PPC and data mining.

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