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Bud Light Loses Crown; Miracapo Pizza Fined $2.8M; Oily Penny Boss Owes Back Wages | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 124

Also on the podcast, oily rags sink million-dollar yacht, Ford's new 200-mph wind tunnel, small sensors smell seizures, Ghosn sues Nissan for $1 billion and the little library STEM design challenge.

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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week: 

Ford Built a 200-mph 'Rolling' Wind Tunnel - @3:21

When Ford was looking for a place to test its new 500-horsepower Mustang Dark Horse, the company decided to build a unique facility that will likely play a key role in future vehicle development.

Oily Rags Sink Million-Dollar Yacht - @13:04

On July 15, 2022​, the Pegasus, a recreational yacht, caught fire while moored at the Peninsula Yacht Basin in Gig Harbor, Washington.

Boss Who Paid Worker in Pennies Now Owes $40K - @23:34

Two years ago, a Georgia man quit his job at A OK Walker Autoworks in Peachtree City. After he told his boss that he can take this job and shove it, his boss responded by telling him to take his last paycheck and shovel it.

Pizza Maker Nets $2.8M in Penalties after Preventable Death - @35:22

Last December, a third shift employee was working under Miracapo Pizza Company's supervision at a sheeting facility in Gurnee, Illinois. The 29-year-old woman was using compressed air to clean a spiral conveyor when her head became entangled in the machinery.

Bud Light Loses Sales Crown to Modelo Amid Beer Backlash - @45:28

Bud Light was America's best-selling for more than 20 years, but Mexican lager, Modelo Especial, is now the top dog of U.S. retail sales.

In Case You Missed It

Element14, Hackster Launch Design Challenge to Improve Little Free Libraries - @58:36

element14 and Hackster, which are owned by electronics distributor, Avnet, recently launched the “Little Free STEM Library Design Challenge.” The competition is challenging makers, designers and engineers to upgrade Little Free Libraries with a STEM experience.

Ghosn Files $1B Lawsuit against Nissan Over Imprisonment - @1:05:25

Auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the automaker for misinformation spread against him.

Small Sensor Smells Out Epileptic Seizures - @1:10:13

Sandia National Laboratories and Know Biological have developed a miniaturized sensor system that can detect the specific gases released from the skin of people with epilepsy before a seizure. 

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