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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:
Traffic fatalities are on the rise and new super-heavy electric vehicles could make things even worse.
Cannabis is now legal in some form in 37 states. As restrictions ease, workplace drug testing is changing on a fundamental level.
On Saturday, April 16, the Kmart in Avenel, New Jersey will close for good. Once it shutters, only three stores will remain in the U.S., it used to have more than 2,000.
On April 1, the San Francisco Police Department pulled over a Chevy Bolt for not having its headlights on. Much to the officer's surprise, the car was empty.
Workers at the Mr. Chips french fry factory received a bit of a scare last week after an unusual discovery on the conveyor line.
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Federal regulators are holding hearings to see what is causing capacity problems. Railroads say it's outside their control, like the broader supply-chain issues and widespread labor shortages.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently discovered three San Diego-area customs warehouses that were paying wages as low as $2.50 per hour.
Warehouse workers at Amazon don’t appear to be benefiting from the company’s recent pledge to improve safety.
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