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UFI Workers Fired at Midnight; Ford Turns Down the Heat; CAT's EV Mining Truck | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 96

Also on the podcast, minimalist convertible unveiled, Boring is bailing on U.S. projects, Hyundai to rebuild 1974 Pony concept, Canoo delivers light tactical vehicle and San Francisco will deploy lethal robots.

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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 Floats Minimalist Convertible Concept - @3:18

GAC Group, the fifth-largest automaker in China, recently opened its first design studio in Europe and to make a splash it unveiled an unusual concept vehicle.

Caterpillar Successfully Demonstrates First Battery Electric Large Mining Truck - @12:06

Caterpillar recently held a successful demonstration of its first battery electric 793 large mining truck.

Boring is Bailing on U.S. Projects - @21:02

The Boring Company has been anything but. A new report from the Wall Street Journal says Boring often balks when it comes to sealing the deal.

Ford Suggests Turning Off the Heat in Your F-150 Lightning This Winter - @32:20

The F-150 Lightning launched this year and has been a surprising success. Now, the automaker's first full-size electric truck is heading into its first winter and the company has some caveats.

Plant Fires Thousands of Workers in Late Night Text - @42:31

Two days before the holiday, some 2,700 workers at United Furniture Industries in Mississippi received a text or email from their employer. They were terminated, effective immediately.

In Case You Missed It

Hyundai to Rebuild Original 1974 Pony Coupe Concept - @54:11

In 1981, Giorgetto Giugiaro's Pony was about to enter production when a recession ended the project.

SF Will Allow Police to Deploy Lethal Robots - @1:00:48

San Francisco has given city police the ability to use lethal, remote-controlled robots in emergency situations.

Canoo Delivers Light Tactical Vehicle to U.S. Army - @1:07:15

Canoo has delivered its new Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) to the U.S. Army for analysis and demonstration.

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