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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:
On March 16th, just before midnight, a 7.4 Magnitude earthquake struck near the Fukushima province in northeast Japan. Several factories were shut down.
At the 2022 IREX International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Kawasaki Heavy Industries showed off two humanoid robots and a robot goat.
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.
Stellantis factory storage lots in the Detroit area have been hit with a wave of thefts.
A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 had 132 people on board when crashed in a remote area of southern China.
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