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    Pfizer to expand biologics production with acquisition of biotech facility

    The North Carolina site acquired from Abzena will be used for clinical-stage manufacturing, a spokesperson said.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    The 3 jobs manufacturers are struggling to fill in 2023

    Labor shortages are expected to persist across the industry as companies strain to find talent. Here's who manufacturers are looking to hire.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    TSMC expects revenue to fall amid declining chip demand

    After years of microchip shortages, tech customers are tightening their inventories and reducing purchases.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Jan. 25, 2023
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    How increased funding and regulatory changes in 2023 will affect manufacturers

    From more funding for public-private partnerships to a law addressing infant formula shortages, here are some notable changes affecting manufacturers.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    3M to lay off 2,500 manufacturing workers

    The company blamed the workforce reduction on rising costs and declining demand. 

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    How one company is hoping to build a major lithium production site in Nevada

    With a $700 million loan commitment from the Department of Energy, Ioneer hopes to launch a site that could produce enough lithium to support 370,000 EVs annually.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Stanley Black & Decker names new CFO

    Former Fortune Brands executive Patrick Hallinan joins the manufacturer as it pursues a $1.5 billion cost-saving plan.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    GM to invest nearly $1B in four manufacturing sites

    The funds will help prepare sites in Michigan, New York and Ohio to produce new gas and electric products.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Paint maker cuts production amid falling orders

    RPM is working to lower inventories as it contends with weakened demand, particularly in the construction sector. 

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Graphite producers partner to build processing site in Canada

    The collaboration between Northern Graphite Corporation and Graphex Technologies will help grow North America’s capacity for the critical mineral.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    JA Solar to invest $60M in first US manufacturing facility

    The solar panel maker said the new site will become the largest PV panel plant in Arizona.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Cell therapy company to grow Maryland operations

    Gilead-owned Kite plans to build a new warehouse amid push to bring control of raw materials in-house.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Higher batter-coated product demand leads to Lamb Weston capacity woes

    More frequent and longer downtimes to clean and sanitize lines when batter is used impacts production line run-rates and availability, said the potato product supplier's CEO.

    By Max Garland • Jan. 19, 2023
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    Industrial manufacturer Johnson Controls acquires Norway-based chip maker

    The company's purchase of Hybrid Energy AS will help boost its growth in the European market.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Tyson adds 150 more jobs to Illinois plant expansion

    The company broke ground on the $180 million addition to its plant — which will now add 400 new positions — in August.

    By Chris Casey • Jan. 18, 2023
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    Hanwha, LG Energy Solution partner on battery production in US

    The companies will collaborate to grow their battery businesses amid heightened demand for clean energy solutions.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    GKN Aerospace relocates additive R&D facility to Texas

    The move will establish the aerospace company’s fourth Global Technology Center in proximity to major clients.  

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Nikola to centralize manufacturing operations

    The EV maker will move battery production lines to its Arizona site as it looks to cut costs and boost efficiency.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Rivian falls short on EV production amid supply chain stall

    The electric vehicle maker has faced production downtime because of a shortage of a “key component,” executives previously said. 

    By Ben Unglesbee • Jan. 17, 2023
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    Energy department announces $52M in funds for clean manufacturing R&D

    Research priorities will include material and product design, recycling technology and reverse supply chain logistics.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
  • Employees prepare crayfish products along an assembly line at a processing plant on June 30, 2022 in Honghu, Hubei, China.
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    China’s spike in COVID-19 cases strains factories

    The end of the country's zero-COVID policy is causing production hiccups in the crucial weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Lotte completes $160M purchase of biopharma facility in New York

    The South-Korea based group will break into contract biologics manufacturing with the purchase of Bristol Myers Squibb’s East Syracuse plant. 

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Data, robotics continue to drive manufacturing tech trends in 2023

    Companies are leaning into connected data and smart technology to compete for EVs and other business.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Tesla eyes $776M expansion at Texas Gigafactory

    The additional space is expected to help the company boost production from 3,000 vehicles per week to 5,000 when completed.

    By Sebastian Obando • Jan. 12, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Jan. 11, 2023