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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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    White House awards $600M to COVID-19 test makers

    A dozen domestic test manufacturers will increase production capacity as cases rise and the U.S. again offers at-home tests.

    By Sept. 25, 2023
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    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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    How the Department of Labor’s new overtime pay proposal could impact manufacturers

    Companies should start preparing for the possible change now to avoid future compliance issues, one expert tells Manufacturing Dive.

    By Sept. 13, 2023
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    Drug Supply Chain Security Act enforcement delayed until 2024

    The extension aims to help drug manufacturers and distributors develop and refine their systems for electronic data sharing.

    By Kelly Stroh • Sept. 13, 2023
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    Ohio tile maker Nox US faces $545K in OSHA penalties

    The citation is one of the highest in the state this year, adding to $1.2 million in fines levied against the company in 2022.

    By Sept. 12, 2023
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    SpaceX sued by Justice Department over hiring discrimination

    The rocket maker allegedly refused to hire refugees and those granted asylum and discouraged them from applying, assuming it was in violation of federal export control laws.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    Why chemical companies should prepare for hurricane season

    As climate change leads to more extreme weather, experts warn thousands of U.S. chemicals plants should secure their facilities to prevent the release of hazardous materials.

    By Sept. 8, 2023
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    FDA issues warning letters to three baby formula makers

    Perrigo, ByHeart and Mead Johnson received letters as part of the agency's ongoing review of formula manufacturing after years of constrained supply and recalls.

    By Sept. 7, 2023
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    Department of Energy offers $15.5B to aid manufacturers in EV transition

    The money will be used to retool factories for EV production, with a focus on retaining workers.

    By Sept. 1, 2023
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    DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates

    An estimated 3.6 million U.S. workers would become eligible for overtime pay under the proposed rule, the agency said Wednesday.

    By Ryan Golden • Aug. 31, 2023
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    Inflation Reduction Act: Mapping the manufacturing law’s impact 1 year later

    Spurring more than $86 billion in project investment, here are four takeaways on how the IRA has changed the industry and which states are benefiting most.

    By , Aug. 28, 2023
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    Raytheon subsidiary to pay $700K discrimination settlement

    Rosemount Aerospace is working with the Department of Labor to settle allegations of discrimination against 187 Black applicants at its facility in Burnsville, Minnesota.

    By Aug. 25, 2023
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    Lawmakers push for PFAS-free firefighter gear with new bill

    The legislation would provide $25 million a year from FY2024 to FY2028 for the development of protective equipment without the use of “forever chemicals.”

    By Aug. 23, 2023
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    Minnesota, a birthplace of PFAS, tackles contaminated waste sites on multiple fronts

    The state has funding from settlements with companies such as 3M, but the costs ahead are daunting. A recent report estimates it could take at least $105 million to manage the “forever chemicals” at certain landfills and compost sites.

    By April Reese • Aug. 22, 2023
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    Spirit AeroSystems, Oak Ridge National Laboratory partner to cut production emissions

    The Boeing supplier and the lab will collaborate as part of a Department of Energy effort to lower industrial manufacturing's carbon footprint.

    By Aug. 18, 2023
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    What Minnesota’s ban on ‘forever chemicals’ means for manufacturers

    As more states regulate the use of PFAS in everyday items, producers must explore alternatives and navigate the added costs and processes of the shift.

    By Aug. 17, 2023
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    Intel calls off $5.4B Tower Semiconductor acquisition

    The termination comes after the deal failed to receive regulatory approval from China, Bloomberg reported.

    By Aug. 16, 2023
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    Nikola recalls electric trucks due to battery pack fire risks

    The OEM reported an issue with a battery pack component likely caused a blaze in June with a vehicle at its headquarters in Arizona.

    By Aug. 15, 2023
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    CHIPS Act draws over 460 applicants for semiconductor manufacturing funding

    While $39 billion is dedicated for the program, the immense interest may mean some tough choices for federal officials.

    By Aug. 9, 2023
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    Northrop Grumman opens hypersonic missile production site in Maryland

    The new plant will build two types of ultrafast engines and support development of Air Force hypersonic attack cruise missiles.

    By Aug. 4, 2023
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    JR Simplot reaches $150M deal with EPA over fertilizer plant waste

    The manufacturer allegedly failed to manage hazardous materials from phosphate production.

    By July 31, 2023
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    22 attorneys general file opposition to 3M’s ‘forever chemicals’ settlement

    The attorneys general argue they did not have adequate time to review the proposal, which they say could unjustly shift liability from the chemical giant to the public.

    By July 27, 2023
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    Food manufacturer commits to national compliance after child labor investigation

    The agreement covers all of Monogram Food Solutions' production facilities and warehouses.

    By Ginger Christ • July 13, 2023
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    Biden administration unveils plan to scale clean hydrogen production

    The roadmap includes building out regional production hubs in an effort to produce 50 metric tons of the energy resource annually by 2050.

    By July 12, 2023
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    Solvay reaches $393M ‘forever chemicals’ settlement with New Jersey

    The proposed deal is the first of its kind to address PFAS contamination in the state, with cleanup efforts around the company’s West Deptford manufacturing site.

    By July 11, 2023