GM's Unfinished Vehicles; Tesla's Sales Drop; 100-Year-Old Employees | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 75

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

Tesla's Sales Drop Amid Supply Chain, Pandemic Problems

(3:10) Sales from April through June fell to Tesla's lowest quarterly level since Fall 2021. Supply chain issues and Chinese pandemic restrictions have hobbled EV production for the carmaker.

Chip Shortage Leaves 95K GM Vehicles Unfinished in Storage

(11:11) Supply chain problems have led General Motors to build 95,000 vehicles without certain components.

Man Sets Record for Longest Tenure at a Company

(22:52) In April, Walter Orthmann was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. As of January 6, 2022, Orthmann worked at ReneauxView for 84 years and nine days. He's now 100 years old.

In Case You Missed It

'Huge Thermos' to Help Heat Homes This Winter

(34:39) The Russian war in Ukraine has many countries concerned over energy shortages. So, the Germans made a huge thermos that will help heat up homes this winter if Russian gas supplies run out.

GM Expands EV First Responder Training

(40:30) GM's latest EV First Responder Training program will focus on personnel in fire services, providing instruction on how to most effectively support emergency situations involving electric vehicles.

Crewless Robotic Mayflower Ship Reaches Plymouth Rock

(45:09) A crewless robotic boat retracing the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has landed near Plymouth Rock.

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