U.S. Steel Sold; Costly Rope Failure; EPA Plastic Chemical Ban | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 150

Also on the podcast, insect shield accused of faking army testing and teamsters authorize strike at Anheuser-Busch.

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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: 

Teamsters Vote to Authorize Strike at Anheuser-Busch - @3:23

Members of the Teamsters union working at Anheuser-Busch have voted to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement is not reached by February 29th.

Insect Shield Accused of Falsifying Army Uniform Testing - @12:17

The US Justice Dept has announced a new complaint against a company called Insect Shield and its late founder, Richard Lane.

EPA Could Soon Ban Chemicals Used to Make Plastics - @21:14

The EPA revealed that it would begin the process of prioritizing toxic chemicals used to manufacture and process plastics under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Rope Failure Causes $5 Million in Damages - @31:22

Another preventive maintenance disaster on a ship.

Storied U.S. Steel to be Acquired for More Than $14 Billion by Nippon Steel - @39:00

After months of speculation over its fate, U.S. Steel announced it has made a deal with Japan’s Nippon Steel to be acquired for $14.1 billion.

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