Included in IMPO's top five news stories: Ford is building a factory in Mexico, and Trump and Sanders want Apple to manufacture more products in the U.S.
Construction Worker Killed, 3 Injured By 45-Ton Beam Fall Near Chicago: Authorities are investigating two companies after a highway construction worker was killed and three others were injured early Tuesday morning by a falling 45-ton beam in Des Plaines, IL. The beam, which officials said is 187 feet long and weighs around 90,000 pounds, fell at a construction site on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway shortly before 3 a.m. in Des Plaines, a northwest suburb of Chicago. Des Plaines Police Chief Bull Kushner told NBC5 Chicago that the beam, used to support the bridge, was being moved by two cranes across the I-90 roadway at the time when the weight load shifted, causing the beam to crash down on the four workers below. The workers were taken to area hospitals, where three were treated and released, while the other was pronounced dead.
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Ford To Build Small-Car Factory In Mexico, Adding 2,800 Jobs: Ford Motor Co. plans to build a new $1.6 billion auto assembly plant in Mexico, creating about 2,800 jobs and shifting small-car production from the U.S. at a time when moving jobs south of the border has become a major issue in the U.S. presidential campaign. The company announced the plant in the San Luis Potosi state Tuesday without saying specifically what cars it will build there. But the United Auto Workers union has said Ford plans to shift production of the Focus compact and C-Max small gas-electric hybrid from suburban Detroit to Mexico, where the cars can be made cheaper and more profitably.
Orders For Lower-Price Tesla Reach 276,000: Tesla Motors' CEO says worldwide orders for a new lower-priced electric car hit 276,000 during the weekend before last. CEO Elon Musk posted the number on his Twitter feed. He says if the trend continues orders will hit 500,000. Tesla's new Model 3 starts at $35,000 and has a range of 215 miles per charge. Customers must put down $1,000 to order the cars, which go on sale in late 2017. The company started taking orders early March 31 before Musk unveiled the new car.
Sanders, Like Trump, Wants Apple To Manufacture More In U.S.: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may be very different people with very different views of how they would run the as president, but there's at least one thing they agree on: Apple should do its part to manufacture more of its products in the U.S. Sanders and Trump certainly aren't the first politicians to criticize the multinational technology giant. During a dinner at Silicone Valley in February 2011, President Barack Obama flat-out asked the late and then-CEO of Apple Steve Jobs what it would take for the company to make iPhones in the U.S.? According to multiple sources, Jobs' response was simply, "Those jobs aren't coming back."