Toyota Company Plant Closure; John Deere Job Cuts; e-Bike Goes 80 MPH | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 174

Also on the podcast, two-story home built in eight hours, JCB begins work on Texas factory, Kikkoman's soy sauce empire expands, rising coffee prices, and Mexican drought impacts manufacturing.

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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:

Military-Grade e-Bike Can Go 80 MPH - @4:27

Hi Power Cycles claimed its new e-bike can produce up to 10,500 watts.

Two-Story Home Built in Eight Hours - @13:48

Can offsite manufacturing solve the housing crisis?

John Deere Reveals More Jobs Cuts, Plans for Mexico Plant - @25:32

The company had already axed 600+ positions since January.

JCB Begins Work on $500 Million Factory in Texas @38:56

It is the biggest investment in the equipment maker's history.

Toyota Subsidiary to Close its Largest U.S. Plant, Cut 1,300 Jobs - @48:29

The decision affects more than two-thirds of the company’s U.S. workforce.

In Case You Missed It

Kikkoman Starts Work on Huge $800 Million Soy Sauce Empire Expansion in Wisconsin - @1:01:14

The state-of-the-art food manufacturing plant will grow the company's Midwestern footprint.

Mexico Drought Impacts Chemical Plants, Manufacturing - @1:08:24

There are concerns that industries like medical device, electronics and automotive may be impacted.

Rising Coffee Prices a Rude Awakening for U.S. Consumers - @1:12:46

Poor growing conditions and increasing demand are driving prices higher.

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