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  • Boeing delivered the Alaska Airlines blowout plane with key bolts missing: NTSB

    Bolts that should have kept the door panel in place were removed and not replaced during repairs, a National Transportation Safety Board report found.

  • The assembly line at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.
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    Toyota investing $1.3B for EV production in Kentucky

    The automaker Toyota will install a battery pack assembly line at the Georgetown plant and build a new three-row electric SUV for the U.S. market starting in 2025.

  • An Eli Lilly logo is seen at the top of a building.
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    Eli Lilly to grow production capacity for weight-loss drugs in 2024

    The drug maker’s Concord, North Carolina, plant intends to meet the growing demand for its injectable drugs such as Zepbound and Mounjaro.

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    Struggling cocoa crop may hurt chocolate manufacturers

    Supply remains scarce due to heavy rains and the spread of black pod disease in West Africa, according to a recent CoBank report.

  • Spirit AeroSystems ups production oversight as skepticism over quality looms

    The Boeing supplier vowed to increase inspections, improve training and add automation to its processes after last month's Alaska Airlines incident.

  • A Cargill meatpacking plant is pictured on April 17, 2020 in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
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    Cargill to lay off more than 100 workers from Nashville meat plant

    The Minnesota-based company says it will relocate some production to Nebraska and Texas as it optimizes its manufacturing footprint.

  • Battery packs for the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV on the production line on at GM's Orion Assembly Plant in Michigan.
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    GM, LG Chem ink $19B cathode material supply deal

    The South Korea-based chemical maker will supply the automaker with enough CAM to power five million EVs.

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    OSHA cites Wisconsin ice cream plant after ammonia outbreak

    Schoep's Ice Cream will face $145,000 in penalties for violating 12 safety management rules.

  • The Internal Revenue Service sign in capital letters on a tan building on a sunny day.
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    House advances manufacturing R&D tax bill

    The legislation would allow companies to fully expense R&D spending, which industry groups say is needed to allow for greater innovation.

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    SK Hynix weighing US chip facility investment

    The South Korea-based chipmaker’s new packaging plant is slated for Indiana, according to a Financial Times report.

  • White flags bearing Novo Nordisk's logo are seen against a blue sky.
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    Novo Holdings to buy contract drugmaker Catalent for $16.5B

    In a related deal, Novo Nordisk will buy three Catalent factories as it works to expand production of its obesity and diabetes medicines.

  • The United States flag as a microchip in the center of a gray motherboard.
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    How the US is trying to attract more foreign semiconductor investment

    The Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act would push federal agencies and states to boost the domestic chip supply chain.

  • New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaking about the state's economic development announcements at a press conference on Jan. 26.
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    Tesla installing $500M supercomputer to train AI at gigafactory

    The New York facility's Dojo supercomputer will process massive amounts of data to support Tesla's autonomous driving program.

  • An EV lithium-ion battery module inside a white metal enclosure laying on a dark blue-gray ground.
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    Energy Department opens battery R&D funds for sodium-ion

    The $15.7 million will also go towards projects using smart manufacturing technologies to lower the cost of battery production.

  • Construction workers pour concrete into the ground as the sun rises.
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    Courtesy of Intel.

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    Intel delays $20B Ohio project

    The New Albany facilities are now expected to be completed by the end of 2026 instead of 2025.

  • Nestle, pizza, DiGiorno
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    Nestlé to lay off 216 workers at Ohio factory

    The Solon plant, which produces brands like Lean Cuisine and Stouffer's, is one of multiple facilities the food and beverage giant has shuttered in recent months.

  • A white building surrounded by parked cars.
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    Courtesy of Orbic Electronics Manufacturing.

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    Factory openings: What’s new in January

    The start of 2024 showed millions of dollars in investments from manufacturers such as Tyson Foods, Sailun Tire and more.

  • Workers in a factory.
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    Manufacturing ‘ready to start running again’ with demand up: PMI

    The industry is at the beginning of a possible growth cycle, but manufacturers are likely to be slow to start hiring again, economists say.

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    Entos Pharmaceuticals opens California facility

    The Carlsbad facility will produce messenger RNA and plasmid DNA, part of a broader strategy to expand production in both the U.S. and Canada.

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    Intel, UMC to collaborate on chip fabs

    The semiconductor companies will make a 12-nanometer chip process platform at Intel’s fab factory in Arizona.

  • The tops of silver tabbed beverage cans
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    Crown to close can metal plants in Illinois, Mississippi

    About 190 employees may be impacted by site closures expected in March.

  • The Department of Energy (DOE) sign is seen at its headquarters, the James Forrestal Building, nicknamed the Little Pentagon, in Washington, DC.
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    Energy Department to launch $24M training initiative

    The money will establish new Industrial Assessment Centers to build a clean energy workforce.

  • A row of servers at a data center.
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    US electric demand set to grow 1.5% annually through 2026

    Growth in manufacturing and industrial electrification are among the factors behind the growth, according to the International Energy Agency.

  • A happy Caucasian technician engineer use laptop to maintenance and control machines in workplace on a business day.
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    The year ahead in manufacturing

    From the biggest plant projects to the toughest jobs to fill, here are some of the top issues to watch in 2024.

  • 3M headquarters in Minnesota
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    3M on track to sunset PFAS manufacturing by 2026

    The company has reformulated or discontinued nearly 25,000 products with links to forever chemicals.