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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    Failing to reach a deal by Friday could have meant longer processing times for shippers.

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    Achieving net-zero emissions in manufacturing

    Innovation and policy both play key roles in the transition to a clean manufacturing economy.

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    Stand out in the crowd: leveraging contract manufacturing marketing

    With longer sales cycles and increased competition, experts say companies must use consistent, creative marketing strategies to capture customers.

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    Canadian border agents set Friday strike deadline

    The Canadian border would remain open during a strike, but shippers should plan for longer processing times.

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    Ruiz Food Products to close California plant

    The frozen food manufacturer will lay off 215 workers at its Tulare plant starting Aug. 30.

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    Courtesy of The Chemours Co.

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    Chemours replaces CFO

    Shane Hostetter succeeds Jonathan Lock, who resigned after an investigation found he and other top executives manipulated over $500 million in vendor payments.

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    ITC advances tariff petition of 7 US solar manufacturers

    The decision follows the expiration of a two-year moratorium on Southeast Asian solar import duties.

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    Billerud scraps $1B cartonboard plant plan

    The packaging manufacturer is pulling back amid a soft boxboard market. Industry observers say others may follow suit.

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    Canada border agent strike averted, for now

    The union representing border agents called off job action until further notice as mediated talks will continue until Wednesday.

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    Intel, Apollo strike joint venture at chipmaker’s Ireland facility

    The agreement is part of the chip giant's external funding strategy to help fuel its global manufacturing plans.

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    Chip manufacturers feel the crunch as automakers reassess EV plans

    Amkor and GlobalFoundries were among the semiconductor companies that saw a dip in automotive chip orders in Q1.

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    Supply chain and management woes: Huy Fong Foods’ sriracha shortage strikes again

    One of the most popular hot sauce makers in the U.S. has stopped its production again citing difficulty in sourcing and labor.

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    Toyota subsidiary to build Indiana forklift factory

    Toyota Handling Materials will invest nearly $100 million in the expansion at its Columbus, Indiana, headquarters and add 85 more jobs.

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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

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    Stanley Black and Decker fined $222K for safety violations at Ohio plant

    The Department of Labor began investigating the Willard facility after a worker suffered severe burns while repairing an industrial oven.

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    Spirit AeroSystems names new CFO

    The Boeing supplier tapped former Time Warner Cable CFO Irene Esteves as its new finance chief, following Mark Suchinski’s resignation.

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    Integrated DNA Technologies opens Iowa biomanufacturing site

    The Coralville plant doubles the company’s synthetic biology footprint with plans for production expansion.

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    Hyundai supplier site illegally jointly employed a 13-year-old: DOL

    In a statement, the automaker said the agency used “an unprecedented legal theory” to hold it accountable for the actions of its suppliers.

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    Chemours pauses production in Mexico amid drought

    The chemical company is one of multiple manufacturers in Tamaulipas pausing operations in as the state contends with a water shortage.

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    Diehl Aviation to build aerospace components facility in Mexico

    The production facility in Querétaro will be located next to other major aircraft manufacturers nearby like Airbus and Bombardier.

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    High interest rates are stalling manufacturing growth: May PMI

    With the Federal Reserve unlikely to cut rates this summer, manufacturers aren't keen to invest in new orders or capacity.

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    US finds labor rights denial at Volkswagen plant in Mexico

    Trade and labor officials found employees were denied freedom of association and collective bargaining rights after a recent union election.

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    Courtesy of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

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    Boeing ratifies new contract with firefighter union

    The deal with the International Association of Fire Fighters union comes amid Boeing's ongoing contract negotiations with its machinists union.

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    CoreFX Ingredients acquires oil maker Connoils

    The ingredients supplier is preparing to expand its R&D efforts and customer reach with the addition to its portfolio.

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    Caterpillar to pay $800K discrimination settlement

    The Department of Labor found the manufacturer discriminated against 60 Black applicants at its Decatur, Illinois, factory.

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    Niacet Specialty Chemicals to expand New York facility

    The Niagara Falls plant will produce a critical substance for chip manufacturers' supply chain.