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Lockheed's F-35 Crash; Boat Maker Layoffs; Cheap Jeep EV | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 173

Also on the podcast, OJ makers may switch fruit, California tests new EV tax, Chobani buys Anchor Brewing, Toyota apologizes for cheating and how drinking coffee can help solve the labor crisis.

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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:

California Testing Surveillance Method to Tax EV Drivers - @2:57

Gas taxes are “dwindling” in California.

$25,000 Jeep EV to Hit U.S. Market 'Very Soon' - @13:32

Carlos Tavares, the CEO of Stellantis, says buyers can expect a new Jeep electric to hit the U.S. market “very soon”.

Orange Juice Makers May Switch to a Different Fruit - @22:09

Big OJ is facing a crisis.

Boat Manufacturer Lays Off Nearly 300 at Wisconsin Facility - @35:20

Boat and engine maker BRP U.S. recently announced mass layoffs in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

F-35 Crashes After Leaving Lockheed Martin Factory - @45:18

A $90 million F-35 fighter jet is a total loss after a catastrophic accident this week.

In Case You Missed It

Chobani Founder Buys Famed San Francisco Craft Brewer - @53:16

Anchor Brewing had closed its doors last year amid amid declining sales and rising competition.

Toyota Apologizes for Cheating on Vehicle Testing - @58:04

Mazda also reported similar irregular certification testing and halted production of two models.

How Drinking Coffee Can Help Solve Manufacturing's Labor Crisis - @1:01:34

ShopFloor Coffee is a new company that gives back to workforce development programs in the manufacturing industry.

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