Boeing 737 Crash; Stellantis Smash & Grab; Molten Plastic Accident | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 60

Also on the podcast, Kawasaki's robot goat, earthquake hits chipmakers, Lockheed's big hiring bonuses, the end of steel tariffs and Red Bull's new stunt.

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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:

Fukushima Quake Knocks Chipmakers Offline

On March 16th, just before midnight, a 7.4 Magnitude earthquake struck near the Fukushima province in northeast Japan. Several factories were shut down.

Kawasaki Made a Robot Goat

At the 2022 IREX International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries showed off two humanoid robots and a robot goat.

Worker Injured in Molten Plastic Incident

On September 23, 2021, a Berry Global employee was changing a screen on a plastic bag extruder when the worker was sprayed with hot liquid plastic and suffered severe burns.

Thieves Hit Stellantis in Smash & Grab

Stellantis factory storage lots in the Detroit area have been hit with a wave of thefts.

Boeing 737 Crashes with 132 Aboard

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 had 132 people on board when crashed in a remote area of southern China.

In Case You Missed It

Lockheed Skunk Works to Host Same-Day Hiring Events

Like everyone, Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division needs workers. The aerospace giant is holding hiring events with signing bonuses that can reach up to $50,000.

U.S. Ends ZTE Probation, Tariffs on UK Steel

The impacts and benefits of both are debatable, but both will have an impact on supply chains.

Red Bull Stunt Will Have Pilots Switch Planes in Mid-Air

Red Bull has another extreme stunt on schedule for next month.

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