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Tesla Recalls; Ford Cuts Lightning Production; Hasbro Layoffs | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 149

Also on the podcast, seafood company used as drug front, Amazon memo unveils strategy, new Hyundai tires have integrated snow chains, GM collaborates on hydrogen mining truck and Raytheon to make "energy webs" to charge aircraft midflight.

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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: 

Hasbro Cuts 1,100 Jobs Prompted by Ongoing Malaise in Toy Business - @2:44

On Monday the toymaker said it's cutting some 1,100 jobs, about 20% of its workforce.

Authorities Seize 11 Tons of Cocaine Hidden in Frozen Tuna - @14:37

More than 16,500 pounds of cocaine seized were found hidden between pieces of frozen tuna.

Amazon's Internal Plans to Advance California Interests Laid Bare in Leaked Memo - @23:44 

A recent leaked memo from Amazon has given us a look at the company's plans to grow its influence in Southern California.

Ford to Cut F-150 Lightning Production in Half - @33:11

According to Automotive News, Ford plans to reduce production of its Lightning full EV pickup by 50% starting next month.

Tesla Recalls Nearly All Vehicles Sold in U.S. - @42:55

Tesla is recalling more than 2 million vehicles to update software and fix a bad system.

In Case You Missed It

Hyundai, Kia Design Tires with Integrated Snow Chain Technology - @55:08

It uses shape memory alloy modules that are located inside the wheel and tire.

GM, Komatsu Collaborate on Hydrogen Mining Truck - @58:52

The vehicles need a lot of power to haul 320-ton payloads.

Raytheon to Create ‘Energy Webs’ to Charge Aircraft in Flight During Battle - @1:02:38

Raytheon recently received a $10 million Darpa contract to design and develop "energy webs," a wireless airborne relay system that can deliver energy in contested environments.

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