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    Sicona to build first US battery anode plant in Southeast

    The company claims the expansion will make it the largest anode producer in the U.S., powering more than 3.25 million electric vehicles annually.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Congress introduces ‘non-essential’ PFAS ban bill

    The legislation would give manufacturers 10 years to phase out the use of forever chemicals in production.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Trendline

    Automation in manufacturing operations

    Companies are investing in a variety of automation initiatives to enhance factory performance and save costs.

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Eli Lilly to buy drug plant in Wisconsin

    The former Nexus Pharmaceuticals facility could help the drugmaker better meet demand for injectable medicines.

    By Delilah Alvarado • April 23, 2024
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    Siemens, Eaton, Cummins among companies to receive 48C clean energy tax credits

    Clean energy manufacturers received $1.9 billion so far under the Inflation Reduction Act-funded tax credit.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Boeing’s production woes: how it got here

    The aircraft maker will face investors at its Q1 earnings call tomorrow amid immense public scrutiny of its manufacturing.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Biden’s proposed tariffs on China steel, aluminum fall short, industry group says

    The Can Manufacturers Institute is pushing the president to do more than triple the average 7.5% tariff rate under section 301.

    By Maria Rachal • April 23, 2024
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    Volkswagen Tennessee plant joins UAW in historic vote

    The vast majority of Chattanooga workers voted in favor of joining the union.

    By Haley Cawthon • April 22, 2024
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    Jabil CEO placed on paid leave amid investigation

    CFO Michael Dastoor is stepping in as interim CEO amid an SEC probe into the manufacturer's corporate policies.

    By Grace Noto • April 22, 2024
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    Rev Group names former Caterpillar executive as CFO

    Amy Campbell takes on the role after former CFO Mark Skonieczny became chief executive over a year ago.

    By April 22, 2024
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    White House CHIPS funds boost microelectronics innovation

    The $54 million is for small business R&D work in the sector as part of a strategy to boost semiconductor-related fields.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Sponsored by Reworld™

    Common wastewater challenges and how to solve them

    For many businesses, wastewater offers unique challenges that require best-in-class solutions.

    April 22, 2024
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    EPA designates PFOS, PFOA as hazardous substances

    The agency intends to pursue companies that significantly contributed to the release of forever chemicals into the environment.

    By Megan Quinn • April 19, 2024
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    EV, battery projects lead clean energy manufacturing sector in March: E2

    Last month showed over $2 billion in investments promising at least 1,660 jobs across five states.

    By April 19, 2024
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    PepsiCo’s Quaker Oats to close Illinois plant

    The food giant will lay off 510 employees at a facility impacted by a recall due to Salmonella contamination.

    By Christopher Doering • April 19, 2024
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    Honda details progress on Ohio EV hub

    The automaker is retooling facilities in Marysville, Anna and East Liberty, Ohio.

    By Eric Walz • April 18, 2024
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    Quality control at Boeing

    Whistleblowers say Boeing’s lack of safety could cost more lives

    Current and former engineers say Boeing cuts corners and threatens those that speak out, endangering passengers.

    By April 18, 2024
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    Chemical giants must soon slash toxic emissions after new EPA rule

    The regulation will require companies such as 3M and Honeywell to reduce emission levels at 200 plants across the country.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Quality control at Boeing

    Boeing needs a culture change to fix safety woes

    The aircraft maker is under pressure to address issues like shadow factories and traveled work as it faces ever-rising scrutiny. 

    By April 16, 2024
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    SK Battery America cited again for safety violations at Georgia plant

    The EV battery maker was cited for alleged violations related to an October lithium battery fire.

    By April 15, 2024
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    Sponsored by Dell Technologies

    Dell Technologies, Intel enable AI-driven smart manufacturing from edge to multicloud

    Modern IT solutions are changing the game for manufacturers, and Dell Technologies and Intel are helping to lead the way.

    By Hayley Tabor, Vice President of Global Industries, Sales & Solutions at Dell Technologies • April 15, 2024
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    Conagra Brands to close Wisconsin Birds Eye plant

    The packaged food giant will lay off 252 people as it aims to streamline production and cut costs.

    By Christopher Doering • April 12, 2024
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    Thermo Fisher to lay off 74 workers in California

    The company has been closing and downsizing facilities in the state for months as it faces revenue headwinds.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Harley-Davidson ratifies union agreements at Wisconsin factories

    The motorcycle maker signed agreements with the United Steelworkers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers at its Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk facilities.

    By April 11, 2024
  • An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9 plane sits at a gate at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on January 6, 2024
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    Boeing delivery orders sluggish amid FAA probe

    The aircraft maker delivered only 83 commercial aircraft as it slows production in an attempt to fix quality issues.

    By April 10, 2024
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    EPA sets PFAS drinking water standards

    The final rule includes a mandate for public water systems to complete initial monitoring for the chemicals within three years.

    By Cole Rosengren • April 10, 2024