Haribo's $4M Lost Check; Factory's 'Alarm Fatigue'; World's Fastest EV | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 95
Also on the podcast, Tesla Gigafactory construction workers' allegations, automaker tries to capitalize on tech layoffs, young adults pass on Chinese factory jobs, surgeons grow 3D-printed nose on patient's arm and Jack Daniels' dog toy problem.
Rebuilding World's Largest Plane; 'Alien' Metal; Beretta's New Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 94
Also on the podcast, problem at Quadrant Magnetics, engineer chops car to make motorcycle, Amazon debuts robot arm, Toyota premieres new Prius and a 3D-printed bike/EV hybrid.
November 21, 2022
Subaru Blames McDonald's; Catalytic Converter Takedown; Hyperloop Parking Lot | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 93
Also on the podcast, the best places to work in manufacturing, PG&E backs anti-mylar balloon law, small towns have water problems, staffing agency pays over intimidation and retaliation and an accident at a Brooklyn bakery.
November 14, 2022
Beaumont Machine; Bridge Collapse; New Flying Car | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 92
Also on the podcast, OSHA's steep penalties for NOX US, new DeLorean picks Detroit, the hunt for deep sea minerals, salary transparency laws and Stellantis offers buyouts for older workers.
November 7, 2022
Last Pontiac's Cruel Fate; Purple Street Lights; Meat Plant Raid Settlement | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 91
Also on the podcast, plant manager pleads guilty over cereal outbreak, Georgia-Pacific closes plant, robot octopus handles fragile objects, Hyundai breaks ground in Georgia and shipbuilding fraud exposed.
October 31, 2022
Skillet Maker's 7-Ton Pan; SpaceX Worker Injury; EV Breaks Record | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 90
Also on the podcast, military counterfeiter gets prison, Lafarge pleads guilty to paying terrorist group, smart buoys protect whales, Amazon workers reject union and the world's largest cultivated meat plant.
October 24, 2022
GM's Hidden Defect; Pig Activists Acquitted; 'Ghost Cattle' Rancher Sentenced | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 89
October 17, 2022
Fear Factory; Packard Plant Torn Down; Tesla's Robot Disappoints | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 88
October 10, 2022
First Two Story 3D-Printed Home; Ford's Blue Oval Shortage; VW's Sleepy Car | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 87
October 3, 2022
Honda Bonus Mishap; Foxconn's Minimal Workloads; Floppy Disk Industries | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 86
September 26, 2022
Rail Crisis Averted; Mfg Defect Causes Explosion; Blue Origin Rocket Crashes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 85
Also on the podcast, world's largest silicon carbide factory, a personal submarine in every driveway, Tesla flush with battery cells, tech innovation could solve hunger and DARPA's X-Plane.
September 19, 2022
Robots Threaten American Workers; Quiet Quitting's Impact; New Ship Faces Scrap Heap | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 84
Also on the podcast, solar trees power homes, farmers ditch scarecrows for laser beams, electric spoon makes food taste salty, 'full self-driving' faces ban and the Navy's new destroyer.
September 12, 2022
620 MPH FluxJet; Ford's Price Hike; Tesla's Dress Code | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 83
Also on the podcast, electric boat shatters speed record, First Solar's billion dollar panel factory, rail unions reach deal and Bridgestone commercializes desert shrub rubber.
September 6, 2022
5 Cars Leaving in 2023; Father-Son Tesla Test; Record-Setting Drone Crashes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 82
Also on the podcast, federal injunction shuts down Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, second Hyundai supplier violates child labor laws, Janet Jackson crashes laptops, reshoring is accelerating and Twin Metals sues over mine leases.
August 29, 2022
EV Factory on 'Life Support'; Worker Called in Sick on Facebook; 3M's Potential Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 81
Also on the podcast, autonomous test car causes deadly crash, San Francisco's $20,000 trash can, ABC Polymer faces charges, Lowe's gives frontline workers $55M in bonuses and the F-150 Lightning could back up the grid.
August 22, 2022
U.S. Wins New EV Plant; Eerie Glow in Pacific; Airline Moves Execs to Baggage | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 80
Also on the podcast, lumber made out of recycled plastic, EVs won't qualify for credits, Lordstown to deliver Endurance this year, bioplastics market ramps up and precision ag exposes new threats.
August 15, 2022
GM Punishes Car Flippers; Jeep Closes Plant; Hershey Bails on Halloween | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 79
Also on the podcast, Rivian sounds the alarm, Beyond Meat is spoiling, Purina opens cat food-inspired restaurant, female engineers get $2.3M for wage discrimination and miners ordered to pay $13M.
August 8, 2022
Trashfence Catches Garbage Tsunami; Hyundai's Child Labor Problem; Chipotle's Robot Army | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 78
Also on the podcast, machine-gun-mounted robots, Samsung gets bigger in Texas, dead spiders used as hydraulic grippers, Panasonic's deal missing job promises and conspiracy theories plague mill project.
August 1, 2022
Most Stolen Cars; Ford to Cut 8,000; Amy's Kitchen Closes Plant | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 77
Also on the podcast, Nissan pulls plug on Leaf, Chinese GPS tracker highly vulnerable, GM HQ stays in Detroit, space factory to make "impossible" products and a trucker protest shuts down U.S. port.
July 25, 2022
Super Yacht Stays Stuck; Big Beef Price Fixing; Panasonic Picks Kansas | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 76
Also on the podcast, Rivian deliveries ramp up, Boeing could lose billions, heatwave limits Toyota production, Walmart orders 4,500 Canoos and BMW starts charging for heated seats.
July 18, 2022
GM's Unfinished Vehicles; Tesla's Sales Drop; 100-Year-Old Employees | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 75
Also on the podcast, a crewless robotic Mayflower lands on Plymouth Rock, a "huge thermos" to heat homes this winter and GM expands EV first responder training.
July 12, 2022
Major Aluminum Maker Shuts Down; Vinyl's Resurgent Demand; Tesla Layoffs | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 74
Also on the podcast, solar umbrellas burst into flames, regulators hit Phillips 66, new tech turns whole fish into food and fireworks prices skyrocket.
July 1, 2022
Stellantis Begins Indefinite Layoff; Kellogg Splits; Musk Says Rivian, Lucid in 'Deep Trouble' | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 73
Also on the podcast, solar RV promises "endless water," engineer sues Amazon for work-from-home costs, Toyota recalls car for wheels that fall off and driverless electric freight vehicle gets approved.
June 27, 2022
Lego's $1B Expansion; Dealers Stop Selling E-Mustangs; CAT's Big Move; Tesla Won't Stop Burning: Today in Manufacturing Ep. 72
Also on the podcast, the shortage no one is talking about, Amazon's toxic responsibilities, a renewable energy fix, and providing a boost to EV sales.
June 20, 2022
Forced Monkey Coconut Labor, Deere Move Jobs to Mexico, Jeep Tips Over | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 71
Also on the podcast, companies sanctioned for sending blueprints to China, Target is canceling orders, pink slips reach all time low, shopping malls converted into distribution hubs and senators weigh in on CNH strike.
June 13, 2022