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    Carclo to shutter Arizona plastic molding facility

    The medical device maker is restructuring its U.S. operations as demand for COVID-19 diagnostic tests drops.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    EV battery plant construction booms even as automakers hit the brakes

    Despite this downturn in consumer and automaker interest, economists anticipate the manufacturing surge to continue in 2024.

    By Sebastian Obando • Feb. 23, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Manufacturing Dive

    Check out five of our biggest stories of 2024 so far, led by new investment in U.S. manufacturing against a fast-changing landscape.

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    Rivian to lay off 10% of salaried workforce

    A company spokesperson said the hourly manufacturing workers at its plant in Normal, Illinois, would not be affected.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 22, 2024
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    EnerSys plans South Carolina lithium-ion battery factory

    The Greenville facility plans to start operations in 2027 and is slated to reach a an annual production capacity of four gigawatt hours.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Cleveland-Cliffs to idle West Virginia tinplate factory

    The steelmaker will lay off roughly 900 workers after the International Trade Commission opted not to implement anti-dumping tariffs against steel imports.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Continental to ‘streamline’ R&D staff amid corporate overhaul

    The move could affect 1,750 positions by the end of 2025.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 20, 2024
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    GlobalFoundries awarded $1.5B in CHIPS funding

    The U.S. chipmaker plans to use the funds to build and expand factories in New York and Vermont.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Ball closes $5.6B sale of aerospace business to BAE Systems

    The divestiture will allow the package manufacturer to increase its focus on low-carbon aluminum packaging initiatives.

    By Maria Rachal • Feb. 20, 2024
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    LG Energy Solution, WesCEF expand lithium supply deal

    The partnership will supply the battery maker's North American manufacturing sites and produce more IRA-compliant vehicles.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Opinion

    3D printing a more sustainable and resilient business

    Additive manufacturing can help companies create lighter products that require less manpower and resources, says HP’s Dave Prezzano. 

    By Dave Prezzano • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Commerce Department opens $300M CHIPS R&D competition

    The initiative aims to fund projects focused on advanced packaging substrates and materials, critical to building more powerful semiconductors.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Lake Charles Methanol plans $3.2B Louisiana plant

    The facility will produce low-carbon methanol that reduces the release of greenhouse gases.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    EPA lowers maximum soot pollution emissions

    Manufacturing trade groups pushed back against the new rule, saying it will be harder to build new factories and create jobs.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Amkor’s Arizona semiconductor facility is ‘continuing full speed’

    The company is finalizing its CHIPS and Science Act funding application and still expects to begin production in two to three years.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Courtesy of BYD.

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    BorgWarner inks manufacturing deal with BYD subsidiary

    The auto supplier will use FinDreams Battery’s LFP battery pack design and manufacturing process in Europe, the Americas and parts of the Asia Pacific. 

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Most Volkswagen autoworkers in Tennessee want to join union, UAW says

    With a majority of workers having signed union cards, the United Auto Workers lauded the moment as a positive sign for its industry unionization drive.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 13, 2024
  • GMC Hummer EVs on the assembly line at General Motors' Factory ZERO EV plant in Detroit, Michigan.
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    GM hires former Tesla exec to lead EV battery strategy

    Kurt Kelty was heavily involved in launching Tesla's first gigafactory and has been tasked with boosting GM's battery technology.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Doowan Climate Control America’s new Georgia factory to supply Hyundai

    The $30 million facility will produce climate control systems for both EVs and gas-powered vehicles. 

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Rev Group to shutter California bus plant, lay off 425

    The commercial vehicle maker is exiting the school and transit bus sector after it struggled to produce both EVs and gas-powered vehicles.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    AstraZeneca to invest $300M in US cell therapy plant

    The UK drugmaker is building a manufacturing facility in Rockville, Maryland, which is expected to be fully operational by 2026.

    By Kristin Jensen • Feb. 12, 2024
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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.

    By Eric Walz • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Apogee Enterprises to shutter Michigan glass plant, layoff 250

    The building materials maker is moving the Walker plant's production to its Wisconsin and Missouri sites.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
  • 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.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 8, 2024