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Mustang Loses Top Spot; Stellantis Idles Plant; Magnet Problems Cause Severe Accident | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 98

Also on the podcast, Boeing lands huge order, Ford debuts supercar, Apple ditches full self-driving, 15 automakers reach braking goals and the rail strike could've been really bad.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net 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:

Ford Debuts GT Mk IV Supercar - @3:47

Ford says its new supercar is the ultimate and most extreme track only Ford GT ever built.

United Places Huge Order with Boeing to Replace Aging Planes - @11:59

On Tuesday, United Airlines ordered 100 new Boeing 787s. The deal is being heralded as the biggest ever in both 787 history and all widebody planes.

Lifting Magnet Problems Lead to Severe Accident at Fab Company - @19:46

On June 7, 2022, an employee at Kewaunee Fabrications in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, was using an Eriez XPL-15/9 Close Proximity Operated Lifting Magnet when a 1,254-pound counterweight fell from the below-the-hook magnet and crushed the employee’s leg.

Stellantis Idles Illinois Plant Indefinitely - @27:44

On Friday, Stellantis announced plans to halt operations in Belvidere, Illinois indefinitely. The plant makes Jeep Cherokee SUVs.

Ford Mustang Loses Spot as Most American-Made Car - @35:49

It didn't just lose the top spot, but it fell dramatically.

In Case You Missed It

Apple is Ditching Full Self Driving on its Long-Promised Car - @47:47

The project has had some ups and downs.

15 Automakers Reach Automatic Braking Goals - @53:33

The automakers have made life-saving automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all of their new passenger vehicles in the U.S. this year.

Rail Strike Would've Been Worse than All Previous Supply Chain Disruptions Combined - @58:09

When contract talks stalled between railway companies and workers, we saw major concerns over a likely rail strike.

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