Carcinogens Found in Sunscreen, 'Elon' to Lead Mars & Explosion Rocks Plant | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 20

Also on the podcast, reshoring reaches record high, Stellantis faces fraud charges and Germany has an abandoned beer problem.

Editor's note: Download and listen to the audio version below and click here to subscribe to the podcast.

Welcome to the Today in Manufacturing Podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN).

In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week, we talk about:

Reshoring Surges to Record High

The number of U.S. manufacturing jobs created by reshoring activities and foreign direct investment increased in 2020 – hitting a total of 160,649 – according to the Reshoring Initiative’s 2020 Data Report.

Stellantis Brands Charged with Fraud

Two divisions of Stellantis face fraud charges in a sweeping investigation into the manipulation of diesel vehicles in emissions testing.

Explosion Rocks Illinois Plant, May Burn for Days

On Monday, June 14, an explosion at Chemtool’s northern Illinois chemical plant sparked massive fires that sent flames and huge plumes of thick black smoke high into the air and debris raining onto the ground, prompting the evacuation of about 1,000 local residents.

Scientist from '50s Predicted 'Elon' Would Lead Humans to Mars

A 1953 book entitled Mars Project: A Technical Tale by a German American astronautical engineer named Wernher Von Braun describes an elected official carrying the title of Elon would lead humans to Mars.

Recall Urged After Carcinogens Found in 40 Sunscreens

A recent investigation by the online pharmacy and laboratory, Valisure, has identified the chemical benzene in sunscreen lotions and sprays from popular brands including Neutrogena and Banana Boat.

In Case You Missed It:

Insider Trading at Amazon and Eastman Kodak 

Viky Bohra, the husband of a former Amazon employee, was sentenced to 26 months in prison after pleading guilty in November to insider trading. And the CEO and general counsel of Eastman Kodak must both testify under oath as part of an investigation into possible insider trading.

Volvo Building Polestar SUV in South Carolina

Volvo Cars will invest $118 million into its plant in Ridgeville to build Polestar 3 electric vehicles.

The German Military’s Beer Logistics Battle

There is a surplus of 340 bottles of wine and 65,000 cans of beer at a German base.

Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. You could also help us out a lot by giving the podcast a positive review on Apple podcast or whatever platform you use. Finally, to email the podcast, you can reach any of us at Jeff, Anna or Andy @ien.com, with “Email the Podcast” in the subject line.

More