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    Ford investing $3B to expand Super Duty F-Series production

    The automaker aims to boost initial output by 100,000 vehicles a year.

    By Eric Walz • July 22, 2024
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    Courtesy of Vinfast.

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    VinFast pushes back North Carolina factory timeline

    The EV startup says production is now expected to begin in 2028.

    By July 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    Controlling rising manufacturing costs

    How companies across the country are managing increased operational and supply costs to remain competitive. 

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Philip Morris to build Zyn manufacturing Colorado plant

    The Aurora facility will produce Swedish Match smoke-free nicotine pouches starting in 2026.

    By July 19, 2024
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    Bassett Furniture temporarily shuts down manufacturing facilities following cyberattack

    Although customers can still place orders and purchase products, the furniture company’s ability to fulfill orders is currently impacted. 

    By Kaarin Vembar • July 19, 2024
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    Courtesy of Morinaga America Foods.

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    Hi-Chew maker to build $136M North Carolina plant

    Morinaga & Co.’s investment supports rising demand for the Japan-based company’s candy in the U.S.

    By July 19, 2024
  • Bags of frozen chicken with the Tyson logo sit in a Safeway store on Aug. 8, 2023
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    Tyson agrees to sell Georgia poultry complex

    The deal with House of Raeford Farms comes after months of cost cutting at the meat and poultry giant, including plant closures and layoffs.

    By Nathan Owens • July 18, 2024
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    FDA bans use of BVO in all food and beverages

    The ban officially goes into effect on Aug. 2 and manufacturers will have one year to reformulate, the agency said.

    By Elizabeth Flood • July 18, 2024
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    Schneider Electric to upgrade South Carolina plants

    The company’s investment will create 280 jobs and fund projects to make the Seneca and Hopkins facilities more sustainable.

    By July 18, 2024
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    $400M in CHIPS funding goes to GlobalWafers

    The money will go towards new plants in St. Peters, Missouri, and Sherman, Texas.

    By Updated July 18, 2024
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    Jelly Belly to close North Chicago plant, lay off 66 workers

    The parent company will move production to a nearby facility, according to parent company Ferrara Candy Co., which also makes Nerds and SweeTarts.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Q&A

    3 questions for Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves

    The leader tells Manufacturing Dive how the agency is helping connect manufacturers with resources to grow the industry in the U.S.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Pactiv Evergreen to divest facilities in North Carolina, Arkansas in $110M cash deal

    The pending sale to pulp and paper company Suzano comes as the company also restructures its beverage and food merchandising businesses and explores footprint optimization.

    By Maria Rachal • July 16, 2024
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    Courtesy of LS Greenlink USA.

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    LS GreenLink USA to build $680M subsea cable plant in Virginia

    The Chesapeake facility aims to meet demand for submarine power cables for offshore wind projects.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Snapchill recalls coffee products due to deadly toxin

    The Food and Drug Administration found the coffee manufacturer's low-acid canned foods production process could lead to the growth of clostridium botulinum.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Deere lays off 345 more workers in Iowa

    The tractor giant has cut more than 1,500 employees at factories across two Midwest states over the past year in response to slowing equipment demand.

    By Nathan Owens • July 15, 2024
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    Courtesy of JSW Steel USA.

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    JSW Steel investing $110M to upgrade Houston-area plant

    The funds will renovate the Baytown, Texas, facility to produce monopile “clean steel” plates for the expanding U.S. offshore wind energy sector.

    By July 15, 2024
  • An interior view of Jeanologia's new Miami hub. Multiple pairs of jeans of different cuts and shades are on the ground in an office space.
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    Jeanologia opens garment tech hub in Miami

    The Spain-based company anticipates that 10% of textile production will return to the U.S. within the next five years.

    By Laurel Deppen • July 15, 2024
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    Italy-based Westrafo to build its first US transformer plant

    The Ohio medium transformer manufacturing facility will have an output of 12 gigawatts per year starting in 2027.

    By July 12, 2024
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    Employer support for flexible work remains strong: SHRM

    Employers should streamline leave policies to address employee needs, the Society for Human Resource Management said.

    By Ryan Golden • July 12, 2024
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    FTC noncompete ban partially blocked by Texas judge

    Judge Ada Brown held that the agency violated the Administrative Procedural Act and exceeded its statutory authority.

    By Ryan Golden • Updated July 12, 2024
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    BE&K to build $4.1B Novo Nordisk facility in North Carolina

    The project will boost the drugmaker’s production of the diabetes medication Ozempic and encompass 1.4 million square feet across 10 buildings.

    By Zachary Phillips • July 11, 2024
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    White House to open $1.6B CHIPS-funded R&D competition

    Winners will receive awards of up to $150 million to improve domestic semiconductors’ system performance and function through advanced packaging.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Courtesy of ADM.

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    3M CFO to resign at month’s end

    Monish Patolawala is leaving to begin his post as the CFO and EVP at food and beverage manufacturer ADM on Aug. 1. 

    By July 11, 2024
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    Entek receives $1.2B DOE loan for Indiana battery separator facility

    The loan covers most of the costs to build the facility in Terre Haute and boost the domestic lithium-ion battery cell supply chain.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Boeing deliveries improve but remain sluggish

    The aircraft maker delivered only 92 commercial aircraft as the Federal Aviation Administration continues its monthly 38 production cap.

    By July 10, 2024