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    Open Phones

    Headlines from the day’s newspapers were read and telephone lines, including a line reserved for those working in the manufacturing sector, were open for viewer comments on the question: “Best Way to Bring…

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    President-Elect Trump's Jobs Promise

    Scott Paul talked about President-elect Trump’s campaign promise to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States, including the recent deal with Carrier to keep 1,100 jobs in Indiana from moving to…

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    Heinz Company

    Andy Masich talked about the origins of the H.J. Heinz Company. Mr. Masich explained that although the company is known for its ketchup, its first product was horseradish. Mr. Masich also talked about how H.J.…

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    City of Steel

    Ken Kobus talked about his book, City of Steel: How Pittsburgh Became the World’s Steelmaking Capital During the Carnegie Era, about how Andrew Carnegie’s innovations helped transform Pittsburgh into the…

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    Panel Discussion on Industries of the Future

    Panelists talked about the future of industry. Panelists included Alec Ross, author of The Industries of the Future; Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric; Joi Ito, co-author of Whiplash: How…

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    Caterpillar Visitors Center

    Lee Fosburgh gave a tour of the “Leo: the Life and Legacy of C.L. Best” exhibit at the Caterpillar Visitors Center. Mr. Fosburgh spoke about how Leo Best began his life-long love of tractors at the age of 9…

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    Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by AMACOM. He…

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    Pueblo Steel Industry

    Victoria Miller and Tim Hawkins talked about Pueblo, Colorado’s once-thriving steel industry. Colorado Fuel and Iron, which operated in Pueblo from 1881-1993, was at one time the largest private land owner…

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    The Industries of the Future

    Alec Ross talked about his book The Industries of the Future, in which he looks at what he believes are the primary fields that will drive change, both nationally and globally, over the…

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    Textile Mill Industry

    Don Koonce talked about how Greenville, South Carolina, came to be known as the “Textile Capital of the World.” He shared the story of how the textile industry started in the southern city and the impact its…

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    Interview on Steel

    Brooke Stoddard talked about his book, Steel: From Mine to Mill, the Metal that Made America. This interview was held at the 38th annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a…

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    Industrial History of Worcester

    Bill Wallace and Chuck Arning gave a tour of Worcester Historical Museum’s “In Their Shirtsleeves” exhibit, showed some of the inventions and artifacts featured in the exhibit, and spoke about Worcester’s…

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    Salt Industry in Syracuse

    Dennis Conners talked about the history of the salt industry in Syracuse, New York. They toured the original boiling block where salter water brine was turned into what was one of the country’s most precious…

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    Labor's Love Lost

    Andrew Cherlin talked about his book, Labor’s Love Lost, about the impact of de-industrialization on working-class families. This interview, recorded at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,…

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    Freedom's Forge

    Arthur Herman recounts President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s call to industrial business magnates William Knudsen and Henry Kaiser to leave their private sector positions and lead the U.S. war production effort…

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    Baltimore Garment Industry

    Baltimore Museum of Industry Volunteer Ed Hawkins, who worked as a fabric “spreader” for a women’s clothing manufacturer as a teenager in the 1940s, toured the museum and talked about the history…

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    State of U.S. Manufacturing

    Scott Paul talked about manufacturing in the U.S., job creation in the sector since the end of the recession, and President Obama’s executive actions aimed at strengthening manufacturing. C-SPAN…

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    Browning Firearms Museum

    Scott Grange and Darwin Brimhall toured the Browning Firearms Museum and spoke about founder John M. Browning. The company was started in Ogden, Utah, by the Browning family and John M. Browning is considered one…

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    Industry Performance and U.S. Economy

    Erich Strassner and Gregory Ip talked about a government report that analyzed gross domestic product (GDP) by industry for 22 industry sectors on a quarterly basis. The data showed industry performance since…

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    Industrial Revolution in America

    Professor Merritt Roe Smith talked about the technological breakthroughs that influenced the Industrial Revolution in America. This was a class from his course titled, “Technology in American…

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