Brad Pitt's Housing Nightmare; SpaceX's Moon Crash; Food Line's Bathroom Problem | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 53

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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:

Airbus to Create New Airline for 'Whale' Planes

The Airbus Beluga has the widest interior cross-section of any aircraft in the world.

SpaceX Rocket Part on Crash Course with the Moon

Reports say that a piece of a SpaceX rocket is on a collision course with the Moon.

Worker Claims Amy's Kitchen Line Speed Too Fast for Bathroom Breaks

Amy's Kitchen is a family-owned organic and vegetarian frozen foods company with a history of focusing on social and environmental justice. A new complaint by an employee says workers “are shamed or asked to provide a doctor’s note if they request a break from the line to use the restroom.”

Illegal Coal Mine Collapse in Eastern India Kills at Least 5

An abandoned coal mine in eastern India collapsed during illegal digging, killing at least five people.

How Brad Pitt's Green Housing Dream for Hurricane Katrina Survivors Turned Into a Nightmare

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation built 109 eye-catching and affordable homes in New Orleans for a community where many people were displaced by Hurricane Katrina’s damage. Now this housing development is in disarray.

In Case You Missed It

Michigan Plans 1st U.S. Electric Vehicle Charging Road by 2023

Electric vehicles could soon increase their charge by using an in-road charging system.

Mars Wrigley to Close Storied Chicago Plant

According to the Chicago Tribune, it was once hailed as “the most beautiful candy factory in America.”

Massachusetts Cannabis Tax Collections Eclipse Alcohol

Massachusetts is now collecting more revenue from excise taxes on the sale of cannabis than from those on alcohol.

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