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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is 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:
The Volkswagen assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee experienced a fire on Tuesday. The fire appears to have started in the body shop at the plant.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized three thousand pairs of false eyelashes in New Orleans. There's no way to tell whether the eyelashes had been exposed to disease or stored in insect-infested areas.
Lego asked Utah-based gun company, Culper Precision, to stop making the Block19, a pistol that looks like it is covered with or made with multi-colored Lego bricks.
Railroad car manufacturer FreightCar America received a $10 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan only to shut down its last U.S. factory a few months later, cutting more than 500 jobs, and moving to Mexico.
On July 1, David Olson started a little demo on the back steps of his house; he wanted to build a new deck. The project took a turn when Olson found 158 bowling balls buried beneath the foundation. The balls were traced back to the 1950s.
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Workers at a Volvo heavy truck plant in Virginia narrowly ratified the company's final offer in a long-running labor dispute. They voted 1,147 to 1,130.
Tesla founder Elon Musk was in court last week. He had to testify and defend his company’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity, a failed solar panel manufacturer. Controversy aside, let's just say that Musk wasn't afraid to be himself in court.
President Joe Biden's administration is reversing a Trump-era rule on water flow limits from showerheads.
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