Lego's $1B Expansion; Dealers Stop Selling E-Mustangs; CAT's Big Move; Tesla Won't Stop Burning: Today in Manufacturing Ep. 72

Also on the podcast, the shortage no one is talking about, Amazon's toxic responsibilities, a renewable energy fix, and providing a boost to EV sales.

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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:

LEGO to Build $1 Billion Factory in Virginia

The company is building a 1.7 million-square-foot facility that will employ more than 1,760 people who will mold, process and pack LEGO products.

'No One Is Talking About' Latest Shortage

Supply chain problems with cotton, rayon, pulp and plastic are having a serious impact on tampons. 

Ford Tells Dealers to Stop Selling Mustang Mach-E

A possible safety risk with Mustang Mach-E crossovers could render the vehicles immobile.

Tesla Won't Stop Catching Fire Weeks After Crash

Three weeks after the accident, the Sacramento Fire Department was called to the yard after the car burst into flames.

Caterpillar to Move Headquarters to Texas

The company had been based in Peoria, Illinois, for more than 90 years before moving to Deerfield in 2017. 

In Case You Missed It

Startup Wants to Power Entire U.S. Grid With 'Fancy Regenerative Winch'

Renewell Energy is a new startup that created a mechatronic conversion system called Artemis Prime that takes inactive gas wells and turns them into mechanical energy conversion systems. 

Senator Pushes DoD to Convert to EVs

This could help get EV tech up to scale and become more reliable.

Court Says Amazon Customers Can Sue Over Lack of Toxic Warnings

Big and necessary implications for marketplaces like Amazon who need to be pressured to enforce guidelines for the safety of their customers.


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