Morning Mike with CEO Lew Weiss: Millions of Manufacturing Jobs Going Unfilled

On a Thursday edition of the Morning Program, Morning Mike had the opportunity to talk with Lew Weiss, the CEO of All Metals & Forge, in Fairfield, N.J., and co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio, a weekly live Internet Talk Radio show (podcast). Lew has more than 45 years of experience in manufacturing and joined Mike to talk about an important issue: why so many good manufacturing jobs remain unfilled. While there are a number of reasons for this, Weiss noted that one part of the problem is what current and potential employees are doing when they aren’t working. Weiss said far too many current and potential employees can’t pass a drug test. Manufacturers say the drug screenings are crucial because workers are trusted to operate heavy machinery, and executives can’t afford to people in danger on the job. To learn more about this issue, and others facing the manufacturing industry, visit