Plant Removes Union; CEO Embezzles $15M; Nikola Settles Fraud Case | Today in Manufacturing, Ep. 47

Also on the podcast, lazy millennials not the labor problem, U.S. oil pipelines are unused, 3D-printed home has an owner and SpaceX launches Christmas presents to the International Space Station.

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

'Lazy' Millennials Not Main Cause of Labor Shortage

It turns out that early retirement has a more significant impact on the labor shortage than millennials.

EV Startup Nikola Settles with U.S. for $125M

Troubled electric and hydrogen truck startup Nikola got a little closure when it agreed to a $125 million settlement for defrauding investors.

Half of U.S. Oil Pipelines Reportedly Unused

Energy research firm Woods Mackenzie recently said that about half of the oil pipelines in the United States are unused.

Poultry Plant Workers Vote to Remove Union

About 80% of poultry plant workers at Mountaire Farms in Delaware recently voted to remove the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 27 union.

Former CEO Charged with Embezzling $15M

Donna Osowitt Steele has been charged with embezzling more than $15 million from her employer, Tigra USA.

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Man Charged in $82M Hacking, Insider Trading Scheme

They hacked U.S. networks, stole information and cheated investors out of millions of dollars.

The First 3D-Printed Owner-Occupied Home in the U.S.

Last week, Alquist 3D, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, unveiled the first 3D-printed owner-occupied home in the nation.

SpaceX Launches Christmas Presents to ISS

It was the company’s 100th successful rocket landing.

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