Helicopter Maker Abandons Factory; Heroic Factory Worker; Spraying Diesel Causes Fire | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 58

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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:

Judge Tells Crypto Plant to Quiet Down

Last year, Canadian cryptocurrency company Digihost bought a power plant in North Tonawanda, New York for $3.5 million. But the townsfolk said, not in my back yard.

Engineer Pitches 'Space Shotgun' to Save Earth

NASA researchers are looking into a new line of defense that could break apart asteroids days or even hours before a potential impact with earth.

Spraying Diesel Caused Vessel's Engine Room Fire

On March 17, 2021, towing vessel Miss Dorothy was pushing 14 barges on the Mississippi River north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, when a fire broke out in the engine room.

Inmate Working at Tornado-Ravaged Factory Hailed as Hero

On Dec. 10th, a tornado demolished the Mayfield Consumer Products candle plant in Mayfield, Kentucky. Eight workers lost their lives, but the death toll could have been higher if not for Marco Sanchez.

Helicopter Maker Abandons New Factory

In early 2019, Swiss helicopter manufacturer, Kopter, announced its plans to “conquer” the U.S. market from its new factory in southern Louisiana. Well, things haven’t gone according to plan and the company recently pulled the plug on the entire project.

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Local Officials Blame ‘Bare Minority’ for Spaceport Defeat

Georgia county officials blamed a “bare minority" for forcing a referendum in which voters defeated plans to buy land for a commercial rocket launch pad.

Man Who Received 1st Pig Heart Transplant Dies

57-year-old David Bennett died Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Bennett was a historical patient, the first person to receive a heart transplant from a pig.

Vodka Maker Stolichnaya Ditches Name Amid War, Rebrands as Stoli

Stoli Group announced a major rebrand and the end of the use of the Stolichnaya name.

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