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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:
Steel Makers Abandon $460M Deal for Louisiana Plant - @3:36
Last week, two global steel manufacturers walked away from a half-billion dollar deal.
Factory Fined After Workers Fell in Chocolate Tank - @12:03
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined the Elizabethtown Mars/M&M factory more than $14,500.
Boeing Nets 3rd Largest Sale of All Time - @22:22
Valentine's Day 2023 was a memorable one for Boeing and Airbus after Air India ordered 470 aircraft from the plane makers.
U.S. Blacklists 6 Chinese Entities Over Balloon Program - @32:40
This week, the United States blacklisted five Chinese companies and one research institute linked to Beijing's aerospace programs.
Virgin Orbit Failure Caused by $100 Part - @44:02
On January 9, 2023, Virgin Orbit tried to launch satellites into space for the first time, but the mission ran into problems and failed.
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Gaize Launches Real-Time Cannabis Impairment Test - @54:58
The headset is a particularly good fit for manufacturing and industrial companies.
Group: Tesla Workers Fired After Launching Union Efforts - @1:02:57
Several Tesla employees in Buffalo, New York were fired after launching union organizing efforts.
Hyundai, Kia Finally Offer Free Fix for Easily-Stolen Vehicles - @1:09:26
Since 2021, some car owners have faced a much higher than average threat of their vehicles being stolen.
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