Operations


  • Three Tillamook ice cream gallons in pink/strawberry, beige/vanilla, and a pearl white/cookies and cream, with dark blue font and lids.
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    Courtesy of Tillamook County Creamery Association

    Ice cream maker to open facility in Illinois

    The site will bring Tillamook County Creamery Association closer to the eastern U.S., where demand is rapidly increasing.

    By March 28, 2023
  • A Nikola vehicle parked in front of their Cypress, California operations.
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    Nikola to complete battery production move ahead of schedule

    The EV maker is moving its battery module and pack production from California to its Coolidge, Arizona, facility to consolidate operations.

    By March 28, 2023
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    Trendline

    The Manufacturing Outlook for 2023

    Take a look at what’s ahead for the manufacturing industry this year, from a continued labor crunch to regulatory and tech upgrades, and how companies are preparing for the changing landscape. 

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    China tariffs lifted US production but hurt downstream industries: report

    A new U.S. International Trade Commission study parsed out the specific impacts of duties on a host of Chinese imports.

    By Ben Unglesbee • March 28, 2023
  • Two silver batteries lying horizontally on the left, with five silver batteries standing up vertically. All have neon blue-green line on them with the red LG Energy Solution logo on them.
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    Courtesy of LG Energy Solution.

    LG Energy Solution to invest $5.5B in Arizona battery complex

    This is the company’s second investment in the state as it looks to capitalize on the U.S.’s burgeoning EV market.

    By March 27, 2023
  • Workers put up scaffolding on a building owned by the contract manufacturer Foxconn International Holdings Ltd on November 28, 2010 in Shenzhen, China.
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    Foxconn to produce EV batteries in Ohio and Wisconsin

    The Taiwan-based manufacturer is focusing more on its U.S. footprint as it looks to diversify outside of China.

    By March 27, 2023
  • Bristol Myers Squibb researchers Matt Pokross, Robert Garmise, and Michael Little at Kennedy Space Center.
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    Bristol Myers Squibb takes biomanufacturing to space

    The company is sending protein-based medicines to the International Space Station’s national laboratory to study how to improve their production processes. 

    By March 24, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    To spur Biden’s ‘EV revolution,’ carmakers await IRS guidance on Inflation Reduction Act

    The law’s EV ecosystem rules need clarity for charger builders, global supply chain providers and customers, analysts said.

    By Herman K. Trabish • March 24, 2023
  • An large semi-truck with a red cab on the highway in the sun.
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    Vietnam-based tire manufacturer to build first US facility in South Carolina

    Tin Thanh Group intends to establish relationships with distributors and large-scale trucking operators in the country.

    By March 24, 2023
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    Cheese manufacturer expands in Tennessee with $9M investment

    MDS Foods Inc. will add roughly 10,000 square feet for new cheese production lines.

    By March 23, 2023
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    Albemarle to invest $1.3B in South Carolina lithium processing facility

    The location will bring the company closer to its customers as the supply chain is built out in North America, said CEO Kent Masters.

    By March 23, 2023
  • An employee in black shirt and pants standing on a tan strip of wood floors, working on a white robotic.
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    Courtesy of ABB.

    Swiss robotics company expands Michigan production site

    ABB is scaling its manufacturing capacity as demand grows in sectors like EVs, healthcare, packaging and logistics.

    By March 22, 2023
  • Black and yellow Stanley Black & Decker sign on green grass, and trees and a white building in the background on a sunny day.
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    Courtesy of Stanley Black & Decker.

    Stanley Black & Decker closes two plants amid $2B savings plan

    The tools manufacturer will transfer operations from a South Carolina facility and shutter business in Fort Worth, Texas.

    By March 21, 2023
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    Courtesy of Arcosa

    Wind tower manufacturer picks New Mexico for expansion

    Arcosa is adding production in the Southwest to meet demand for wind projects in the region.

    By March 21, 2023
  • Image of assorted doughnuts in an open Krispy Kreme box.
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    Krispy Kreme to close its North Carolina facility

    The baker will lay off 102 workers as it exits the CPG snack segment.

    By Megan Poinski • March 21, 2023
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    Manufacturing across the U.S.

    How Tennessee became a draw for manufacturers

    The state has welcomed over half a billion dollars in industry investment since January. So what's attracting manufacturers?

    By Sakshi Udavant • March 21, 2023
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    Auto parts supplier to invest $147M in Tennessee facility expansion

    The expansion comes on the heels of several other auto industry investments in the state.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Sponsored by Eide Bailly

    How to optimize manufacturing operations with data analytics

    Here’s how manufacturers can move to the forefront of Industry 4.0 by leveraging data analytics.

    March 20, 2023
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    Energy Department to fund projects that lower cost of wind energy production

    The $30 million is meant for projects that improve lightweight composite materials and additive manufacturing for wind turbine components.

    By March 17, 2023
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    Solar developer to invest over $600M toward Ohio manufacturing plant

    Invenergy’s EVP of global sourcing said a strong domestic supply chain is important to meet the growing demand for affordable solar power.

    By March 17, 2023
  • Person with dark hair pulled up wearing a yellow tank top and blue-green workout pants on an black exercise bike inside her home.
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    Courtesy of Peloton.

    Peloton manufacturer announces layoffs, North Carolina facility closure

    The retailer acquired Precor in 2020 as a manufacturing subsidiary, but has been exploring the unit's sale as it restructures.

    By March 16, 2023
  • 2013 Honda Accords coming off the assembly line at the Marysville Auto Plant Nov. 1, 2012, exactly 30 years after the first Accord was produced in the U.S. at the Marysville, Ohio plant on Nov. 1, 198
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    Honda restructures manufacturing operations for EV hub

    The automaker is shifting away from gas vehicle production in Ohio and installing equipment to make EVs.

    By March 16, 2023
  • Two sandwich halves are stacked high with deli slices that look like turkey made from The Better Meat Co.'s Rhiza protein, with a company logo flag on a toothpick stuck in one.
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    Courtesy of The Better Meat Co.

    How a food manufacturer scrambled to meet payroll after Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

    The Better Meat Co's CEO said a fast and unexpected loss of access to capital was one scenario the company didn’t foresee.

    By Megan Poinski • March 16, 2023
  • The American Battery Technology Company facility in McCarran, Nevada, with a parking lot at the front, and a road next to the facility under the sun. Snow-covered mountains are in the background.
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    Courtesy of American Battery Technology Company.

    ABTC looks to scale capacity with new factory purchase

    The moves will help American Battery Technology Company meet demand for its recycled battery materials.

    By March 15, 2023
  • Two construction engineers with yellow hard hats looking at an unrolled white paper in an empty buidling with dirt floor, and sun rays coming through the building's openings.
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    Australia-based EV battery materials firm looks to build US factory

    Sicona Battery Technologies tapped Bechtel to assess the needs of an anode battery component plant.

    By March 15, 2023
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    Q&A

    How one parts supplier navigates supply chain volatility

    As new parts grew in short supply over the last few years, EU Automation’s focus on refurbished equipment offered it opportunities for growth.

    By March 14, 2023