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U.S. Steel's Future; Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra; Fatal Foundry Explosion | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 132

Also on the podcast, odor concerns over new kimchi factory, Deere's new U.S. battery hub, Amazon uses generative AI for reviews, GE Appliances expands refrigerator business and and the largest ever investment in carbon removal.

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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: 

Deere Picks New U.S. Battery Hub - @1:38

On Monday, Deere & Company announced plans to build a new 115,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in North Carolina.

Kimchi Factory Gets Green Light Despite Odor Concerns - @12:31

Illinois-based food manufacturer 5000 Years Foods is relocating a kimchi factory to Des Plaines despite community efforts to keep it out of town.

American Industrial Icon U.S. Steel on Verge of Being Absorbed - @24:10

The United States Steel Corp. has been a symbol of American industrialization for more than a century.

Fatal Explosion in Ohio Foundry Linked to Safety Procedure Failures - @33:57

OSHA has released its findings from a federal workplace safety investigation into an explosion at the I. Schumann & Co. foundry in Bedford, Ohio, that an agency official called "entirely preventable."

Classic Recreations Unveils Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra - @45:12

Classic Recreations shared a first look at number 1 of 10 licensed Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra Race Cars.

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Amazon Rolls out Generative AI for Product Reviews - @54:04

The feature quickly summarizes reviews from other customers.

GE Appliances Invests $34M to Expand U.S. Refrigerator Manufacturing - @1:01:16

GE Appliances, a Haier company, this week announced a $34 million investment to expand refrigeration manufacturing and create 150 new jobs at its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monogram Refrigeration, in Selmer, Tennessee.

Largest Ever Investment in Carbon Removal - @1:08:03

Officials are calling it the largest investment in "engineered carbon removal" in history.

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