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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
Last week, Whirlpool agreed to pay an $11.5 million civil settlement after it failed to report problems with 17 models of its electric radiant heat cooktops.
Nox US is a vinyl tile manufacturer facing more than a half million dollars in fines after a fourteenth worker in just six years suffered an injury.
Heineken is out of Russia, but at what cost?
The NHTSA is proposing new rules that would force automakers to put seat belt warning systems throughout the vehicle, including front and rear passenger seats.
On Tuesday, Toyota shut down 28 assembly lines across 14 plants in Japan.
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Cellula Robotics's Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicles, the Solus-XR XLUUV, has officially embarked on its sea trials, which will help with the company's development of its long-range hydrogen fuel cell powered autonomous underwater systems.
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