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    Honeywell to close another Ohio facility, lay off 66 workers

    The Fortune 500 aerospace and materials maker will begin the first round of layoffs Dec. 15.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    Apparel manufacturers could lose $65B in export earnings due to climate change

    Increased flooding and extreme heat could have a sizeable financial impact on global fashion suppliers, according to a Cornell University report.

    By Laurel Deppen • Sept. 27, 2023
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    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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    Pfizer restarts production at damaged North Carolina site

    The pharma giant expects ongoing effects on its drug supply through at least mid-2024.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Auto supplier BorgWarner warns of potential impact if UAW strike expands

    For now the manufacturer expects modest effects as a handful of plants at the Big Three automakers stand idle. But that could worsen if workers at other plants strike.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Sept. 26, 2023
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    3M idles PFAS production at Belgium plant

    The chemical titan is weighing whether to temporarily pause or permanently end the manufacturing of affected products ahead of a planned phase-out by 2025.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Ford reportedly pausing construction of Michigan EV plant

    The automaker broke the news a day before President Joe Biden heads to Michigan in support of the UAW strike.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Deere lays off more than 200 workers in Illinois

    The agriculture equipment giant is making changes to balance its production workforce with the needs of its Harvester Works factory in East Moline.

    By Nathan Owens • Sept. 25, 2023
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    PLZ CCO Kathy Elkey talks technology integration in contract manufacturing

    The executive is using AI and automation to boost efficiency in the aerosol and chemical production business.

    By Rebecca Heilweil • Sept. 22, 2023
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    Samsung Biologics and Bristol Myers Squibb expand partnership

    The $241 million agreement includes large-scale production of an antibody cancer drug substance at the contract drug maker’s largest South Korea facility.

    By Sept. 22, 2023
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    Clorox warns of product shortages a month after disclosing cyberattack

    The household product maker expects to return to automated order processing starting next week, with plans to ramp up production over time.

    By David Jones • Sept. 20, 2023
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    Hershey expands executive ranks with first chief technology officer

    Deepak Bhatia, who previously worked at Amazon, brings expertise in automation, supply chain and artificial intelligence to the candy maker.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 20, 2023
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    Joby Aviation to build $500M Ohio air taxi plant

    The facility will build, test and fly eVTOL air taxis that will be used for commercial passenger flights.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    UAW rejects Stellantis’ 21% pay raise proposal

    The White House is sending a team to Detroit early this week to help end the United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three, according to news reports.

    By Michael Brady • Sept. 19, 2023
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    Kennametal to close up to 5 plants as it seeks $100M in cost savings

    The machinery maker plans to keep investing in factories and use automation where it makes sense, executives said.

    By Sept. 19, 2023
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    BASF, Nanotech Energy team up to produce lithium-ion batteries with recycled metals

    The companies will also work with American Battery Technology Co. and Toda Advanced Materials to build a North America-based battery value chain.

    By Sept. 18, 2023
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    Press Glass to invest $155.3M in Virginia plant expansion

    The investment is about 10 miles away from the Poland-based glass manufacturer’s North America headquarters and factory.

    By Sept. 15, 2023
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    Recession fears are abating, but manufacturers are still pessimistic: NAM survey

    While many executives worry about a weak economy and tight labor market, National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray said he thinks the industry is turning a corner.

    By Sept. 15, 2023
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    Hillenbrand acquires Schenck Process’s food, materials business for $730M

    The deal is part of the machinery maker’s strategy to grow its plastics, food and recycling businesses.

    By Sept. 14, 2023
  • Boeing supplier plans $65M Kentucky plant upgrade

    Safran Landing Systems is purchasing new equipment for the Walton site to meet the rising demand for its carbon composite brakes.

    By Sept. 13, 2023
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    Southeast a ‘powerhouse’ of EV manufacturing but utility investment lags rest of nation: report

    “We're going to do a lot of education and outreach to our regulators,” said Stan Cross, electric transportation policy director for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

    By Robert Walton • Sept. 13, 2023
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    Hyundai’s Georgia EV supplier network adds 3 more manufacturers

    Since the automaker broke ground last year, 11 investments by the company’s partners have totaled over $2 billion in the state.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    JM Smucker to buy Twinkies manufacturer Hostess Brands for $5.6B

    The purchase will deepen the jam and peanut butter maker’s presence in growing categories and consumer occasions focused on convenience.

    By Christopher Doering • Sept. 12, 2023
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    Sonoco adds 15 facilities in $330M WestRock deal

    The deal adds 1,100 employees across the U.S., Mexico, Chile and Argentina and expands the company's recycled fiber-based packaging capacity.

    By Cole Rosengren • Sept. 11, 2023
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    Gotion to establish $2B Illinois battery plant

    The China-based manufacturer plans to create 2,600 jobs at the site, set to open next year.

    By Sept. 11, 2023
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    5 ways manufacturers can execute on innovation

    At a time of immense change in the industry, companies should take manageable steps to experiment with new ideas and implement operational changes. 

    By Jerry Gootee • Sept. 11, 2023