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Ford Plant Rejected; Energizer Plants Closing; 3M Job Cuts | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 103
Also on the podcast, McDonald's becomes "Cheeseburger," how A380s are recycled, Lightyear halts production, CNH workers approve deal and chocolate companies with toxic metal problems.
Solid Gold Beer Controversy; EV Ban in Wyo.; Timken Plant Closes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 102
Also on the podcast, fired worker on the hook for "time theft," NTSB issues heavy EV warning, Britishvolt gigaplant flatlines, Home Depot stops "rounding," and Amazon fined for warehouse hazards.
January 23, 2023
Old Man's 400-MPH Car; CNH Workers Reject Offer; Deere Grants Right to Repair | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 101
Also on the podcast, more than 600 workers laid off when rail mill contract falls apart, Amazon's big job cuts, Tesla's potential U.S. expansion, manufacturing recession predictions and a tractor prototype that runs on cow manure.
January 16, 2023
Rolls-Royce's Massive Engine; Hypercar's Plastic Waste Fuel; Rocket Launch Scare | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 100
Also on the podcast, reptile skins seized from illegal instrument maker, top vehicles in 2023, worker strikes surge in 2022, Peloton's recall failure and Russia supposed hypersonic missile.
January 9, 2023
Giant Aquarium Bursts; Plastics Industry Threatened; Smucker's Attacks Imposter | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 99
Also on the podcast, 3M quits "forever chemicals," B-2 fleet grounded after fire, Air Force gets new bomb disposal robots, U.S. blacklists Chinese companies and Ford tries to patent 'remote control' tech.
December 26, 2022
Mustang Loses Top Spot; Stellantis Idles Plant; Magnet Problems Cause Severe Accident | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 98
Also on the podcast, Boeing lands huge order, Ford debuts supercar, Apple ditches full self-driving, 15 automakers reach braking goals and the rail strike could've been really bad.
December 19, 2022
Vehicles Gone in 2023; Rubik's Inventor; Saving Car Radios | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 97
December 12, 2022
UFI Workers Fired at Midnight; Ford Turns Down the Heat; CAT's EV Mining Truck | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 96
December 5, 2022
Haribo's $4M Lost Check; Factory's 'Alarm Fatigue'; World's Fastest EV | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 95
November 28, 2022
Rebuilding World's Largest Plane; 'Alien' Metal; Beretta's New Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 94
November 21, 2022
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January 31, 2023
Beaumont Machine; Bridge Collapse; New Flying Car | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 92
Also on the podcast, OSHA's steep penalties for NOX US, new DeLorean picks Detroit, the hunt for deep sea minerals, salary transparency laws and Stellantis offers buyouts for older workers.
November 7, 2022
Last Pontiac's Cruel Fate; Purple Street Lights; Meat Plant Raid Settlement | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 91
Also on the podcast, plant manager pleads guilty over cereal outbreak, Georgia-Pacific closes plant, robot octopus handles fragile objects, Hyundai breaks ground in Georgia and shipbuilding fraud exposed.
October 31, 2022
Skillet Maker's 7-Ton Pan; SpaceX Worker Injury; EV Breaks Record | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 90
Also on the podcast, military counterfeiter gets prison, Lafarge pleads guilty to paying terrorist group, smart buoys protect whales, Amazon workers reject union and the world's largest cultivated meat plant.
October 24, 2022
GM's Hidden Defect; Pig Activists Acquitted; 'Ghost Cattle' Rancher Sentenced | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 89
Also on the podcast, ExxonMobil ordered to reinstate workers, Amazon kills Scout program, Tesla Autopilot drivers have FSD confusion, Uber security chief guilty in cover-up and Rivian recalls nearly all vehicles.
October 17, 2022
Fear Factory; Packard Plant Torn Down; Tesla's Robot Disappoints | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 88
Also on the podcast, Exxon lockout could cost tens of millions, Amazon suspends at least 50 workers, judge kills Rivian tax break, employee killed by cannabis dust and Hyundai's costly fix for car thefts.
October 10, 2022
First Two Story 3D-Printed Home; Ford's Blue Oval Shortage; VW's Sleepy Car | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 87
Also on the podcast, unsolicited letter nets $500 million industrial park, prototype EV plane flies, Tesla's robot-filled factory future, cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and the failed relay that caused $6 million in damages.
October 3, 2022
Honda Bonus Mishap; Foxconn's Minimal Workloads; Floppy Disk Industries | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 86
Also on the podcast, Northrop to unveil B-21 Raider, seven states back hydrogen, Hertz orders 175,000 GM EVs, drone swarms 3D print buildings and the top technologies at IMTS 2022.
September 26, 2022
Rail Crisis Averted; Mfg Defect Causes Explosion; Blue Origin Rocket Crashes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 85
Also on the podcast, world's largest silicon carbide factory, a personal submarine in every driveway, Tesla flush with battery cells, tech innovation could solve hunger and DARPA's X-Plane.
September 19, 2022
Robots Threaten American Workers; Quiet Quitting's Impact; New Ship Faces Scrap Heap | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 84
Also on the podcast, solar trees power homes, farmers ditch scarecrows for laser beams, electric spoon makes food taste salty, 'full self-driving' faces ban and the Navy's new destroyer.
September 12, 2022
620 MPH FluxJet; Ford's Price Hike; Tesla's Dress Code | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 83
Also on the podcast, electric boat shatters speed record, First Solar's billion dollar panel factory, rail unions reach deal and Bridgestone commercializes desert shrub rubber.
September 6, 2022
5 Cars Leaving in 2023; Father-Son Tesla Test; Record-Setting Drone Crashes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 82
Also on the podcast, federal injunction shuts down Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, second Hyundai supplier violates child labor laws, Janet Jackson crashes laptops, reshoring is accelerating and Twin Metals sues over mine leases.
August 29, 2022
EV Factory on 'Life Support'; Worker Called in Sick on Facebook; 3M's Potential Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 81
Also on the podcast, autonomous test car causes deadly crash, San Francisco's $20,000 trash can, ABC Polymer faces charges, Lowe's gives frontline workers $55M in bonuses and the F-150 Lightning could back up the grid.
August 22, 2022
U.S. Wins New EV Plant; Eerie Glow in Pacific; Airline Moves Execs to Baggage | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 80
Also on the podcast, lumber made out of recycled plastic, EVs won't qualify for credits, Lordstown to deliver Endurance this year, bioplastics market ramps up and precision ag exposes new threats.
August 15, 2022
GM Punishes Car Flippers; Jeep Closes Plant; Hershey Bails on Halloween | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 79
Also on the podcast, Rivian sounds the alarm, Beyond Meat is spoiling, Purina opens cat food-inspired restaurant, female engineers get $2.3M for wage discrimination and miners ordered to pay $13M.
August 8, 2022