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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:
(3:26) Tesla is closing an office in San Mateo, California and cutting some 200 Autopilot jobs in the process.
(12:47) Phillips 66 has been accused of improperly processing renewable diesel.
(20:23) Vinyl record manufacturers are rebuilding, with dozens of new factories, but it's still not enough to keep pace with sales that reached $1 billion last year.
(32:51) SunVilla is recalling 400,000 Solar LED Market Umbrellas sold only at Costco stores in the U.S. and another 33,000 sold in Canada.
(41:33) The Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Kentucky is shutting down production due to rising energy costs.
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(51:48) Despite efforts to encourage more women to study STEM fields in college, the percentage of engineering bachelor’s degrees earned by women in the U.S. hasn’t increased much.
(57:34) Food researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have created a new sorting technology that gets five good cuts from fish, not just the filet. The new method is already being used as a herring processing plant in Sweden.
(1:03:23) Fireworks prices are soaring this year, but there are plenty of rockets, fountains and sparklers to go around.
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