Jig Grinder Smuggling Scheme; New Car Theft Hack; Fake Biodiesel Family | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 114

Also on the podcast, Guinness closes only U.S. brewery, rare fungal infection at Michigan mill, Tupperware in dire straits, another anti-ESG bill passes and electric vehicles are getting more popular.

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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:

93 Mill Workers Hit with Rare Fungal Infection - @2:24

A fungal outbreak is spreading at a paper mill in Escanaba, MI. Update: The mill has been closed for deep cleaning following the death of a worker. 

Guinness’ 1st U.S. Brewery in Decades Shutting Down - @13:29

Diageo, the parent company of Irish brewer Guinness is shutting down its lone U.S. brewery after less than five years in operation.

Family Gets Prison in Billion-Dollar Fake Biodiesel Scheme - @23:03

Last week, five people were sentenced for their roles in a $1 billion biofuel tax conspiracy that was truly a family affair.

Manufacturer Ensnared in Jig Grinder Smuggling Scheme - @35:01

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, two companies based in Estonia and Latvia conspired to violate U.S. export laws by illegally shipping a high-precision jig grinder to Russia, and a U.S. manufacturer was caught up in the scheme.

Thieves Going Through Headlights to Steal Cars - @43:17

According to Ken Tindell, the CTO of automotive cybersecurity company, Canis Automotive Labs, thieves have found a keyless car theft method that attacks a vehicle's Controller Area Network, or CAN bus.

In Case You Missed It

Tupperware, in Dire Straits, Seeks Financing to Stay Afloat - @58:16

Tupperware Brands had a resurgence during the pandemic, now it's trying to stay alive.

Kansas Passes Anti-ESG Bill - @1:04:19

The proposal is designed to thwart investing that considers environmental, social and governance factors.

4 in 10 Say Next Vehicle May Be Electric - @1:09:09

Many Americans aren't ready to go electric.

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