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Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com

Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com


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Welcome to Radwell's Automation Nation. Adjust the volume or put your favorite earbuds in and let's explore the manufacturing and automation industry together. To get in touch with us, email automationnation@radwell.com






Bonus: Behind the Scenes with Radwell Marketing Interns

In this bonus podcast episode, we are taking a little detour from our normal format. Instead of discussing an industry relevant topic with one or two guest, I am going to be speaking to two special guests: 2021 Summer Marketing Interns, Keegan Teschko and Shannon Feeley. We’re going to get a behind the scenes look at their experiences working at Radwell International this summer. To learn more about Radwell International visit https://www.radwell.com


Ep 15: Is Manufacturing the Right Career Path?

After graduation from high school, It’s time for real life decisions to be made. Many think that college is the inevitable path but trade school also offers career options. Though both college and trade school have their merits and their drawbacks, the real food for thought is whether a career in manufacturing might be the right move. The goal of both college and trade school is the same: to receive an education that leads to a career. Although college allows for exploring a range of...


Episode 14: What You Need to Know About VMI

In this episode co-hosts Rob and Julie discuss what you need to know about Vendor Managed Inventory or VMI for short. What Is Vendor Managed Inventory? Vendor Managed Inventory is a supply chain agreement where vendors or suppliers manage, maintain, and optimize their inventory while it’s in the possession of a buyer. In other words, it’s an inventory management system where inventory is replaced for the buyer or retailer without them having to initiate a purchase order. The buyer or...


Episode 13: Welding Tips for Beginners

Are you just starting out with welding? Would you benefit from a few welding tips for beginners? If you answered yes to these questions, this episode is for you. Our guest is Jason Larsen. Jason is Director of Technical Business Development at Radwell International and works at our global headquarters in Willingboro, NJ. He is also a skilled technician and knows plenty. In this episode he walks us through tips for beginner welders. Learn about different types of welding, set up tips, safety...


Episode 12: How to Fix Job Frustrations

We’ve all been there. You like your job and you work hard every day. But there are just some things that are so frustrating and you don’t quite know how to make them better. Maybe you speak to your manager or maybe you keep your mouth shut but either way, if the frustrations don’t get fixed, they will eventually take over. Instead of focusing on the good parts of your job, you end up fixating on the frustrating parts until it really starts to become a major issue. Before you get to that...


Episode 11: Leadership Styles

In this episode Julie and Rob discuss different leadership styles and how they can impact people in the work place. Whether you are a plant manager or an office manager, understanding different leadership styles and how they affect other people is an important part of supervising. Let us help you navigate the world of leadership styles. Leadership styles discussed in this episode: Transformational Leadership Participatory Leadership Value-based Leadership Situational Leadership Servant...


Episode 10: Volunteerism-Behind the Scenes with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Radwell International is an industrial automation company servicing manufacturing operations globally. The company stocks and sells new and surplus industrial automation, MRO, pneumatic, motion, electronic, hydraulic, HVAC and electrical control equipment for plant floor and facilities maintenance machinery. Radwell also has full component level repair capabilities for all industrial electronic and electrical equipment, with over 2,400 testing fixtures. Our global headquarters is located in...


Episode 9: Success Stories in Field Engineering

Radwell International offers onsite field engineering services as part of our extensive list of service offerings. During some of our onsite visits to manufacturing facilities, we are able to accomplish some big wins for our customers. In this episode, take a behind the scenes look at two field engineering service situations and how Radwell technicians were able to create wins for our customers. Expertise is important and being able to share that expertise during emergency situations is a...


Episode 8: How Community Relations Can Help Your Business

EPISODE NOTES: Have you ever wondered why some businesses are so visible in the community? There are many ways for businesses to increase their visibility but one of the best ways is by contributing to the community. This can be done with a good community relations plan for your business. In this episode Julie and Rob discuss how a community relations plan can help your business. Email for Podcast Questions or Feedback: automationnation@radwell.com Hosts: Julie Basello...


Radwell Rocks (Bonus Series): Interview with Rob Snyder

EPISODE NOTES: You wouldn’t think there would be much of a connection between Radwell and the music industry would you? Believe it or not, Radwell supports manufacturing in just about any industry you can think of, including the music industry. We have surplus stock for brands such as Sennheiser, Shure Brothers, Beringer, Harmon International and many more. Because of this connection, we thought it would be fun to supplement Radwell Automation Nation Podcast with a new subseries of episodes...


Episode 7: The Value of a Distribution Facility Operations Assessment

In this episode, Howard Coleman of MCA Associates discusses the value of a Distribution Facility Operations Assessment. Included are the main objectives of an assessment, what an assessment IS and what it ISN’T and more practical and useful tips to review before taking action on an assessment. There is even a helpful offer to optimize your take-aways at the end of the podcast. Email for Podcast Questions or Feedback: automationnation@radwell.com Guest: Howard...


Episode 6: How to Make Your Employees Feel Valued

It is said that the average adult spends 35% of their waking hours at work. This adds up to approximately 13 entire years of life working. That is a significant chunk of time. Since we spend so much time at work, it’s important to feel like we're valued. It seems like a simple topic and yet, so many workplaces fall short of creating an environment of inclusion and value for employees. In this episode, hosts Julie and Rob discuss the top ten ways to make your employees feel important. Email...


Episode 5: Is Automated Material Handling the Right Solution For Your Operation?

Is an automated inventory management system right for your operation? In this episode, learn about automated material handling and if it’s a good fit for your inventory management. Our guest is Brian Janusz, who is Global Procurement Director at Radwell International. Brian graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2014. He has since been involved in various automation, construction and optimization projects including numerous conveyor systems, automated shipping...


Episode 4: Cybersecurity

Did you know that manufacturing is the 2nd most targeted industry by hackers? These days, addressing cybersecurity is more important than ever in any industry but especially in the manufacturing industry. Although IIoT and Industry 4.0 in manufacturing create many positive benefits for operations, they also create vulnerabilities within systems. These vulnerabilities make it possible for hackers to gain access to an organization’s systems, equipment and critical data. Because smart...


Episode 3: What Makes A Good Leader?

What makes a good leader? In this podcast we are touching on a topic that transcends the manufacturing industry and applies to so many aspects of business and life. We thought it would be an interesting topic to discuss because on some level it probably touches every human in some way. The topic is: what makes a good leader. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a leader is defined as a person who leads. But what does it mean to lead? In Radwell's Automation Nation podcast, Episode...


Episode 2: 3D Printing

Is 3D Printing Right For Your Operation? In Radwell's Automation Nation podcast, Episode 2 , we discuss 3D printing and some tips to add 3D printing to an operation. 3D printing and additive manufacturing are interesting topics for a lot of people and not just in the industrial or manufacturing world. There are many operations that have probably wanted to implement 3D printing but haven’t added it because maybe they weren’t sure what they needed or how to make it all work. If you are one...


Episode 1: The Radwell Story

We're starting off our podcast journey giving our listeners some insight into Radwell International and the backstory of the company. Radwell as a company has had humble beginnings which have led to successes. It's an interesting story primarily centered around two key players:Jerry Radwell, the founder of the company and his son, Brian Radwell, the current President and CEO of Radwell. This podcast is a true behind the scenes look at the origins of Radwell International through the eyes...