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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:
The race is on for "white gold." Automakers are in a dead heat to lock in supplies of once-obscure lithium.
It feels like a long time coming, but the commercial electric vehicle startup has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 7.5 million Robo Alive Baby Shark toys due to a risk of impalement, laceration and puncture injuries in children.
In a recent interview, Purdue University mechanical engineer Nina Mahmoudian explained why we need to send down subs, but keep people on the surface when it comes to underwater research.
Ford is amidst another round of layoffs. On Tuesday, the company confirmed that it was starting to notify several hundred engineers and other salaried employees that their jobs are being eliminated.
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The U.S. Department of Labor awarded more than $2.5 million to support employment and training services for people in North Carolina affected by the closure of Pactiv Evergreen's Canton paper mill as well as the company’s reduction in operations at its Waynesville facility. The award is the first increment of a National Dislocated Worker Grant worth some $7.5 million.
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Researchers are developing a specialty drone that can analyze fires at close range and relay the information to firefighters.
The funds intend to introduce students to potential careers in cybersecurity, while also helping defend small governments and nonprofits from hacking.
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