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    GE Aerospace to pay $443K in gender discrimination settlement

    The Boeing and Lockheed Martin supplier allegedly discriminated against female operations associate applicants at its Rutland, Vermont, facility. 

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Commerce Department opens $300M CHIPS R&D competition

    The initiative aims to fund projects focused on advanced packaging substrates and materials, critical to building more powerful semiconductors.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    The changing state of safety in manufacturing

    How companies can keep up with new safety protocols and stay ahead of FDA inspections. 

    By Manufacturing Dive staff
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    EU looks to boost clean tech manufacturing with new legislation

    The Net-Zero Industry Act seeks to expedite permits for projects to create solar panels, wind power, electrolysers, batteries and more.

    By Lamar Johnson • Feb. 16, 2024
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    Congress reintroduces PFAS litigation bill

    The PFAS Accountability Act would make it easier for those significantly exposed to forever chemicals to sue manufacturers.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    EPA lowers maximum soot pollution emissions

    Manufacturing trade groups pushed back against the new rule, saying it will be harder to build new factories and create jobs.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    White House invests $5B in semiconductor R&D efforts

    The money will go towards launching a national center to boost domestic breakthroughs in chip technology.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Bolts that should have kept the door panel in place were removed and not replaced during repairs, a National Transportation Safety Board report found.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    OSHA cites Wisconsin ice cream plant after ammonia outbreak

    Schoep's Ice Cream will face $145,000 in penalties for violating 12 safety management rules.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    House advances manufacturing R&D tax bill

    The legislation would allow companies to fully expense R&D spending, which industry groups say is needed to allow for greater innovation.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Energy Department opens battery R&D funds for sodium-ion

    The $15.7 million will also go towards projects using smart manufacturing technologies to lower the cost of battery production.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    How the US is trying to attract more foreign semiconductor investment

    The Securing Semiconductor Supply Chains Act would push federal agencies and states to boost the domestic chip supply chain.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Energy Department to launch $24M training initiative

    The money will establish new Industrial Assessment Centers to build a clean energy workforce.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    US electric demand set to grow 1.5% annually through 2026

    Growth in manufacturing and industrial electrification are among the factors behind the growth, according to the International Energy Agency.

    By Ethan Howland • Jan. 31, 2024
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    The year ahead in manufacturing

    From the biggest plant projects to the toughest jobs to fill, here are some of the top issues to watch in 2024.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
  • FAA pauses Boeing production expansion plans

    A detailed inspection and maintenance process must be performed on each of the 171 grounded 737-9 Max aircraft before they can return to service.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    Policy outlook 2024: What’s on manufacturers’ minds

    Three industry groups said they are watching federal funding, regulation concerns and election rhetoric — among other issues.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    EV battery research gets $131M funding boost

    The Energy Department financing includes millions for OEMs like Cummins and Paccar.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    SK Battery America cited for safety, health hazard violations at Georgia plant

    The Labor Department found the battery maker exposed workers to hazardous conditions when working with nickel, cobalt and manganese.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    FAA steps up oversight of Boeing production in wake of Alaska Airlines incident

    The agency will audit the aircraft maker’s 737-9 Max production line and suppliers like Spirit AeroSystems, which has been plagued by its own quality woes over the last year.

    By , Kelly Stroh • Jan. 12, 2024
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    Pennsylvania environmental groups sue Styropek over contamination claims

    PennEnvironment and Three Rivers Waterkeeper accused the plastics maker of discharging millions of plastic pellets into the Ohio River.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Commerce Department to award Microchip Technology second CHIPS Act grant

    The semiconductor maker will use the proposed $162 million to expand its fab facilities in Oregon and Colorado.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    Cummins reaches $1.7B settlement with EPA, California for emissions violations

    The Justice Department accused the engine maker of installing parts that exceeded emissions standards in 630,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks.

    By Jan. 4, 2024
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    Industry leaders blast pending rollout of clean hydrogen tax credits

    Some hydrogen producers are considering suing to stop the Treasury Department’s proposed implementation.

    By Emma Penrod • Jan. 4, 2024
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    21 EVs to lose tax credit eligibility in 2024

    The Nissan Leaf and some Tesla models are among the vehicles that will lose eligibility under the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By Michael Brady • Jan. 3, 2024
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    Preparing for your next FDA inspection

    With inspections nearing pre-pandemic regularity, manufacturers should be ready for an unexpected audit of their operations and safety procedures. 

    By Michelle No • Jan. 3, 2024