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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is 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:
Stanley Black & Decker to Close 2 Plants - @2:55
Last week, Stanley Black & Decker announced plans to transfer its Cheraw, South Carolina, operations to its facilities in Jackson and Gallatin, Tennessee, and will discontinue operations in Fort Worth, Texas.
Samsung U.S. Chip Plant Will Now Cost $25B - @14:41
The cost of Samsung’s new chip plant in Texas has skyrocketed.
Elvis Presley's Private Jet Will Be Converted Into an RV - @24:42
Elvis Presley’s private jet was/is a 1962 Lockheed 1329 JetStar.
25 Injured After Docked Ship Tips Over - @37:31
On Wednesday, a ship tipped over while dry-docked, injuring 25 people.
Dodge Unveils Last Super-Fast Gasoline Muscle Car - @47:50
Dodge is going out with a bang.
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Foxconn Learns Making Vehicles is Hard - @1:00:40
In late 2021, as it teetered on the brink of collapse, EV maker Lordstown Motors was handed a lifeline.
Nestle Pilot Tests Refillable Vending Machines - @1:05:50
Nestlé is piloting refillable vending machines as part of its efforts to explore novel solutions that help to eliminate the need for disposable packaging.
2 Mercedes-Benz Employees Center of Bribery Investigation - @1:10:29
The workers were part of a scheme to curry favor towards select suppliers in exchange for kickbacks.
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If you had to decide between companies where the following situations were true, which would play the biggest role in deciding not to join a company?
- Plant closures based on consolidation/efficiency.
- Expansion projects running over budget.
- Bucking industry technology trends.
- A safety mishap with no fatalities.
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