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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:
On March 24th, a powerful explosion killed seven people at the R.M. Palmer plant in West Reading, Pennsylvania. This week, NTSB safety investigators traced the blast to a natural gas leak coming from a defective fitting.
On January 11, 2023, a 21-year-old employee, who had been on the job for less than a month, was being trained at the Missouri Mats sawmill in Brashear, Missouri. He was fatally injured when he became ensnared in the vertical edger blades of a Hurdle saw.
Tesla's first Cybertruck rolled off the assembly line this week, almost two years behind schedule.
Bankruptcy has pressed the brakes on a company that won design awards for its minimalist electric bikes. Though the industry wasn't blindsided as the Amsterdam-based VanMoof struggled to meet demand and fix bugs in the app powering its service.
On Sunday, Russia seized control of a pair of major food manufacturers, including a Danone subsidiary and a local brewer owned by Carlsberg.
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A tornado hit Marshalltown, Iowa in 2018, causing significant damage to HVACR equipment maker Lennox's manufacturing facility. Last week, Lennox finally finished renovations at the plant.
The effort will put a nationwide cybersecurity certification and labeling program in place to help consumers choose smart devices that are less vulnerable to hacking.
Guacamole Bot Does All the Hard Work - @1:13:35
Chipotle is testing Autocado, an avocado processing prototype that can hold up to 25 pounds of avocados and cut the amount of time it takes to make guacamole in half.
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