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Haribo's $4M Lost Check; Factory's 'Alarm Fatigue'; World's Fastest EV | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 95

Also on the podcast, Tesla Gigafactory construction workers' allegations, automaker tries to capitalize on tech layoffs, young adults pass on Chinese factory jobs, surgeons grow 3D-printed nose on patient's arm and Jack Daniels' dog toy problem.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Automaker Aims to Capitalize on Tech Layoffs - @3:25

As former tech darlings Facebook and Twitter face layoffs and a mass exodus and Amazon cuts 10,000, Jaguar Land Rover saw an opportunity.

There's a New World's Fastest Production EV - @11:42

During a recent test run in Germany, the Rimac Nevera hypercar reached 258 miles per hour.

Tesla Gigafactory Construction Workers Allege Unsafe Conditions, Wage Theft - @19:26

Tesla opened its Austin, Texas, gigafactory last April. A new report from The Guardian says members of the construction team will file a complaint with the Department of Labor that alleges exploitative work conditions that exposed them to wage theft and injuries.

Investigation Blames Factory Blast on Errors, 'Alarm Fatigue' - @26:32

On June 8, 2022, an explosion rocked the Freeport liquified natural gas processing plant in Texas. The blast was so intense, the fireball was 450 feet high and it was the result of "alarm fatigue."

Haribo Gifts Man Candy After He Finds Company's $4M Lost Check - @33:48

While walking home, a German man found an odd-looking piece of paper on the ground. It was a 4.6 million-euro check.

In Case You Missed It

Jack Daniels Takes Dog Toy Case to the Supreme Court - @42:03

Old No. 7 is mad about the Old No. 2.

Young Adults in China Don't Want Factory Jobs - @47:21

China's Ministry of Education believes that there will be a shortage of30 million manufacturing workers by 2025.

Surgeons Grow 3D-Printed Nose on Patient's Arm - @51:53

A pair of surgery teams in France have done something rather incredible.

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