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Anheuser-Busch Cuts Hundreds; 'Rolling Coal' Fine; Crane Collapse | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 130

Also on the podcast, more problems with cracked coaster, family faces prison over recycling scheme, Lordstown's bankruptcy problems, Yellow goes belly up and the FAA approves an automated crop duster.

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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: 

Family Faces Prison after Recycling Scheme Defrauds Program of $7.6M - @3:02

A family that operates recycling centers in California has been implicated in the attempt to capitalize on the state's beverage container recycling program.

Roller Coaster with Big Crack Has a Second Structural Issue, Inspectors Say - @10:42

Another structural issue has been located with a large roller coaster that's been closed for weeks since a large crack in a support column was discovered.

Crane Collapse Linked to Company, Operator with History of Safety Violations - @19:20

A tower crane, owned by New York Crane and Equipment Corp., was recently hoisting concrete to the 36th story of a luxury high-rise when a fire broke out in the machine's cab.

Truck Parts Maker Fined $1M for Selling 'Rolling Coal' Devices - @27:43

Sinister Diesel, a California-based truck parts manufacturer, has been slapped with a $1M fine for selling devices that defeat a vehicle’s emissions controls.

Anheuser-Busch Cuts Hundreds of Jobs - @35:58

The company is laying off less than 2% of employees, primarily corporate staff, in an effort to "simplify" the organization. The company has some 19,000 employees in the U.S.

In Case You Missed It

Trucking Company Yellow Heads for Bankruptcy - @44:53

Yellow is one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload carriers.

Lawsuit to Hamper Lordstown's Bankruptcy Plan - @50:40

Pending litigation against the startup needs to play out before Lordstown sells anything.

FAA Approves Automated Electric Crop Duster - @54:22

It can carry up to 540 pounds (70 gallons) of liquid and spray up to 240 acres per hour.

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