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    DOE seeks public input on scaling energy storage manufacturing challenges

    The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information focused on energy storage design challenges and how they limit manufacturing scalability.

    By Robert Walton • May 10, 2024
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    Clorox claws its way back to normal operation levels after August cyberattack

    The cleaning product maker is working to fully restore its distribution channels in Q4 as it pushes to bring back customers.

    By May 9, 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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    Novo Nordisk boosts production as Wegovy sales double

    The drugmaker is investing in external and internal capacity as it continues to navigate supply constraints.

    By May 9, 2024
  • The first 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ on display at General Motors' Spring Hill production facility in Tennessee.
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    Automakers get more flexibility as US finalizes EV tax credit rules

    The tax credits are part of the Inflation Reduction Act intended to spur the adoption of electric vehicles while bolstering domestic battery manufacturing.

    By Eric Walz • May 8, 2024
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    Boeing to lay off over 100 at Alabama plant

    The aircraft maker is cutting jobs at the Huntsville site due to "decisions external to Boeing," a spokesperson said.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Avery Dennison leveraged supply chain resilience to navigate Finland port strikes

    The adhesive materials maker leveraged supplier diversification and enhanced inventory strategy to avoid disruptions.

    By S.L. Fuller • May 8, 2024
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    Emergent Biosolutions to shutter 2 Maryland facilities, lay off 300

    The drug manufacturer's Baltimore and Rockville closures are part of its restructuring to cut costs by $80 million.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Courtesy of Joby Aviation.

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    Joby breaks ground on expanded California facility

    The Marina pilot line will more than double the air taxi maker’s yearly capacity, up to 24 planes.

    By May 7, 2024
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    California poultry processors will pay over $5M for overtime, child labor allegations

    The U.S. Department of Labor called it “one of the largest wage violation settlements ever reached" for domestic poultry workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 7, 2024
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    Daisy Brand to build $626 million Iowa dairy plant

    The 750,000-square facility in Boone, Iowa, will initially employ more than 100 workers.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Boeing acquires GKN Aerospace Missouri facility, prevents shuttering

    The company will transition the Hazelwood plant’s capabilities and operations to support its fighter jet programs.

    By May 6, 2024
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    Retrieved from Instituto Nacional Electoral on May 01, 2024
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    How Mexico’s presidential candidates expect to leverage nearshoring

    Modernizing border crossings, improving legal certainty and enhancing roads and rail networks were among the ideas candidates raised during a presidential debate.

    By May 3, 2024
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    $6B in Inflation Reduction Act tax credits open this month

    The Treasury Department is opening a second round of funding for 48C tax credits aimed at clean manufacturing.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Courtesy of Asahi Kasei.

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    Honda supplier to build integrated battery separator plant in Canada

    Asahi Kasei’s 180 billion yen ($1.2 billion) factory is part of a joint venture with the automaker.

    By May 3, 2024
  • Williams-Sonoma to pay $3.2M for violating FTC’s Made in USA order

    The home retailer marketed products like mattress pads as U.S. made, when the products were actually manufactured abroad.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 2, 2024
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    Courtesy of Airbus Americas.

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    Airbus Americas taps former JetBlue CEO as new leader

    Robin Hayes will join the company June 3 as talks to acquire supplier Spirit AeroSystems intensify.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Simpson Manufacturing expands North American production capacity

    The building materials maker is hoping for a rebound in the housing market next year as it focuses on OEM and retail customer growth.

    By May 2, 2024
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    Manufacturing demand dips in April as companies remain cautious: PMI

    While hiring is beginning to uptick, manufacturers remain uncertain about the fate of interest rates and its impact on business.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Ion Storage Systems’ opens solid-state battery factory in Maryland

    The manufacturing startup is developing a portable battery for the U.S. Army, which it expects to deliver later this year.

    By May 1, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    Second chance hiring can bridge manufacturing labor gaps

    Although some companies say they initially hire formerly incarcerated individuals to overcome a labor shortage, these programs can lead to less employee churn, lower recidivism and life-changing impact, advocates say.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 1, 2024
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    Lilly will scale up production to fix constrained drug supply

    Increasing the production capacity for Zepbound and Mounjaro is “the most ambitious expansion plan in our company’s history,” said CEO David Ricks.

    By Jonathan Gardner • April 30, 2024
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    American Battery Technology Co. starts production at lithium hydroxide facility

    The pilot project is demonstrating the battery company’s system to access lithium at its Tonopah Lithium Flats Project.

    By Updated May 1, 2024
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    Cleveland-Cliffs’ idled Weirton plant may soon support transformers

    The former tinplate factory could be used to make grain-oriented electrical steel as the U.S. aims to boost its transformer supply chain.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Wabash customers delay pickups, hurting sales

    The delayed pickups contributed to the truck maker's sales falling by 17% year over year in the quarter.

    By April 29, 2024
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    Chemours CFO placed on administrative leave resigns

    Jonathan Lock is the second executive to resign after an investigation found he helped maneuver over $500 million in vendor payments.

    By April 26, 2024