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Tesla's Cybertruck Grave; Robots Make Human Slackers; $1.4M Bottle of Whisky | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 142

Also on the podcast, UAW strike nears end, Rivian's new factory proceeds, regulators shut down robotaxi, billions earmarked for electric grid and Halloween fans flames of raging candy corn debate.

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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: 

Electric Truck Maker Rivian Says Construction on Georgia Factory Will Proceed in 2024 - @2:55

California-based electric truck maker Rivian made an announcement last Thursday as it opened a new retail location in an Atlanta development. The company is moving forward with a new factory in Georgia starting next year.

UAW Big 3 Update - @12:07

Some Wonder if UAW President has Reached Too Far & Autoworkers Strike at Stellantis Plant, Shut Down Big Profit Center: Does Shawn Fain have an endgame to bring the strikes to a close?

Bottle of 'Most-Sought After Scotch Whisky' to Be Auctioned - @24:24

Next month, a 96-year-old single malt with an estimated value of $1.4 million, will be auctioned.

Robots Make Slackers Out of Their Human Colleagues, Report Suggests - @36:16

A new study in "Frontiers in Robotics and AI" says humans who work with robots are more likely to slack off on the job.

Elon Musk Says Tesla 'Dug Its Own Grave' with Cybertruck - @49:09

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to temper investor excitement over his company’s latest EV.

In Case You Missed It

Regulators Suspend GM's Recently Approved Robotaxi Service - @1:01:01

They say the vehicles are a dangerous menace.

U.S. Announces $35B to Strengthen Electric Grid - @1:06:34

It's the largest federal investment in grid infrastructure, ever.

Halloween Fans Flames of Raging Candy Corn Debate - @1:11:08

Brach's makes 30 million pounds of candy corn every year. The company says that's enough to circle the planet about five times.

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