Sustainability


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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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    C-suite blends sustainability throughout security, talent and supply chain mix

    Rather than creating a separate recipe for sustainability, manufacturing executives increasingly are incorporating these concepts directly into their existing and future business plans—generating tantalizing results for their companies and the environment.

    Jan. 23, 2023
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    Industrial manufacturer Johnson Controls acquires Norway-based chip maker

    The company's purchase of Hybrid Energy AS will help boost its growth in the European market.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Hanwha, LG Energy Solution partner on battery production in US

    The companies will collaborate to grow their battery businesses amid heightened demand for clean energy solutions.

    By Jan. 18, 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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    Data, robotics continue to drive manufacturing tech trends in 2023

    Companies are leaning into connected data and smart technology to compete for EVs and other business.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Here are the top issues manufacturers tackled in 2022

    Amid a tight labor market and shifting global supply chains, manufacturers embarked on strategies to take on long-term challenges.

    By Dec. 29, 2022
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    Hershey’s bilingual facility sees improved retention in Pennsylvania

    The company's "Say Hola" initiative also reduced recruitment costs and increased the number of applicants with manufacturing experience.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    Turner teams up on $1B EV battery recycling plant

    The country’s largest contractor partnered with Kokosing Industrial and SSOE Group to win the 500,000-square-foot design-build project in Kentucky. 

    By Joe Bousquin • 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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    BMW battery supplier invests $810M in gigafactory to support new EV production

    Envision AESC will produce lithium-ion batteries designed specifically for BMW’s sixth-generation electric vehicles. 

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    What Enel has planned for its US solar manufacturing

    The company is currently considering sites in the Midwest for its international expansion.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    GM inks long-term nickel deal for Ultium battery production

    Nickel sulfate producer Vale Canada Limited will supply GM with 25,000 metric tons of the key raw battery material per year starting in 2026. 

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Harbinger taps former Tesla exec as chief production officer

    Gilbert Passin joins the automaker as it looks to launch its commercial medium-duty EV platform.

    By Dec. 2, 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
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    GM partners with Norway-based firm on clean hydrogen fuel cell technology

    The automaker is working with Nel Hydrogen to accelerate development of its electrolyzer tech, in a push for more cost effective renewable hydrogen.

    By Nov. 29, 2022
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    New York sets aside more than $3M for climate tech manufacturing

    The funding program aims to connect startups with supply chain partners and help them overcome operational challenges.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
  • An engineer checks the installation of a Daikin 7KW heat pump on a model house within the Octopus Energy training facility on November 02, 2021 in Slough, England.
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    Heat pump manufacturing to get $250M injection from US

    The Department of Energy allocated the money to spur domestic clean energy output and lessen reliance on foreign countries.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Manufacturing and Climate Change

    How climate change is expected to transform manufacturing

    Global warming is shifting the calculus for many firms, as flooding and record temperatures affect employee productivity and regional resilience.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Snack maker triples output with launch of wind-powered production facility

    Bobo's will produce over a million pastries per day at a 125,000-square-foot Colorado facility while reducing its carbon footprint.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    AAK partners with Arzeda to transform oils with enzymes

    The protein designer, which has worked with BP and Unilever, has long wanted to use its processes to help make the food industry more sustainable and efficient, said CEO Alexandre Zanghellini.

    By Megan Poinski • Nov. 11, 2022
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    DOE touts nuclear-powered hydrogen production projects

    The initiatives will take place at four nuclear plants around the country, serving as an example for the potential of clean hydrogen.

    By Rod Kuckro • Nov. 11, 2022
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    Battery manufacturing to slow despite Inflation Reduction Act boost

    Despite significant investments in building mines, refineries and factories, analysts expect a three year delay due to material shortages.

    By Stephen Singer • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Dairy farmers seek USDA relief as droughts hamper operations

    Many producers are already facing supply chain challenges and higher feed costs, prompting some to go out of business.

    By Chris Casey • Nov. 9, 2022
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    Fast fashion giant Shein revamps operations to cut emissions 25% by 2030

    The retailer will work with hundreds of its suppliers to implement greener manufacturing practices.

    By Nov. 8, 2022