Regulation


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    How increased funding and regulatory changes in 2023 will affect manufacturers

    From more funding for public-private partnerships to a law addressing infant formula shortages, here are some notable changes affecting manufacturers.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Courtesy of Ioneer Ltd.

    How one company is hoping to build a major lithium production site in Nevada

    With a $700 million loan commitment from the Department of Energy, Ioneer hopes to launch a site that could produce enough lithium to support 370,000 EVs annually.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Graphite producers partner to build processing site in Canada

    The collaboration between Northern Graphite Corporation and Graphex Technologies will help grow North America’s capacity for the critical mineral.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Department of Energy awards $42M to drive EV battery development

    The funding will go toward 12 projects aimed at improving battery charging and durability in cold weather temperatures.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    The cost of noncompliance

    Noncompliance has more than just financial implications - it wastes time and damages brands. 

    By Cally Edgren, Director, Regulatory & Sustainability Experts at Assent • Jan. 17, 2023
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    Energy department announces $52M in funds for clean manufacturing R&D

    Research priorities will include material and product design, recycling technology and reverse supply chain logistics.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    China’s spike in COVID-19 cases strains factories

    The end of the country's zero-COVID policy is causing production hiccups in the crucial weeks before the Chinese New Year holiday.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    US, Mexico, Canada outline 5 initiatives to strengthen key manufacturing industries

    The countries plan to collaborate on projects such as mapping critical minerals and assessing future manufacturing labor needs.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Form Energy to build first US battery plant in West Virginia

    The iron-air battery maker will invest $760 million to build a factory at the site of a former steel plant.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    What food manufacturers need to know about the FDA’s new traceability rule

    The enhanced record keeping requirements apply to companies that manufacture, process, pack or hold foods on the agency’s Food Traceability List.

    By Michelle No • Jan. 5, 2023
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    US Navy chooses Penn State center to develop emerging manufacturing technology

    The partnership includes millions of dollars in funding to research production tech that could help the Navy cut costs.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Energy Dept. to invest up to $72M to expand clean energy workforce efforts

    The government will create new Industrial Assessment Centers, which train future engineers and help small manufacturers reduce their energy use.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Cosmetics maker expands operations in Dallas-Fort Worth area

    Beauty Manufacturing Solutions Corp will invest $150 million to construct its second advanced facility in the region.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Medical device manufacturers drop products due to EU compliance costs: report

    The Medical Devices Regulation has led companies to slash their European portfolios, according to Reuters.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Dec. 21, 2022
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    Courtesy of Abbott Laboratories

    Abbott to build $536M facility in Northwest Ohio

    The new facility, which will produce nutritional powder products, is slated to break ground next year.

    By Dec. 16, 2022
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    Lockheed Martin expands supplier partnership to advance 3D printing

    The defense contractor is exploring alternatives to traditional manufacturing processes with one of its additive parts vendors. 

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Matt Popovich. (2015). "Snowy Labor Department Sign" [photograph]. Retrieved from Flickr.

    Los Angeles garment supplier cited for failure to pay workers

    The U.S. Department of Labor said the violation was the latest in a string of abuses at clothing manufacturers in the city.

    By Daphne Howland • Dec. 15, 2022
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    Courtesy of Ultium Cells.

    GM, LG venture gets $2.5B federal loan to boost EV battery manufacturing

    Ultium Cells will use the funding to support three facilities in Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    OSHA steps up enforcement to reduce workplace hazards in Ohio, Illinois

    The agency found higher injury rates among food production workers in the two states, compared to other manufacturing jobs.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Ultium workers at Ohio plant vote to unionize

    The battery maker had refused to recognize union efforts, despite a majority of the employees pushing for the labor union.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Ultium Cells eyes 40% production boost at planned Tennessee plant with new investment

    The $275 million project is an addition to the $2.3 billion facility announced in April 2021, which is still under construction.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Biden visits new TSMC plant in push for US manufacturing expansion

    Major Apple supplier TSMC plans to pour approximately $40 billion in two Arizona chip facilities, as the U.S. incentivizes domestic production.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Volkswagen to scout gigafactory locations in Canada

    The automaker also signed a deal with materials tech company Umicore to investigate a supply agreement for cathode material in North America.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    The top 8 manufacturing stories so far

    Here's a look at some of the major stories and priorities capturing the industry.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • First Solar invests $1.1B in Alabama solar module plant

    The $1.1 billion facility will focus on making photovoltaic units to support U.S. energy needs.

    By Nov. 22, 2022