Today in Manufacturing Podcast
GM Buys Tesla Supplier; SpaceX Rocket Explodes; The 4-Day Workweek | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 146
Also on the podcast, manufacturer sues Norfolk Southern, tough working conditions at SpaceX, California city buys asphalt factory, Serta Simmons opens massive factory in Wisconsin and scientists turn invasive carp into double agents.
Today in Manufacturing Podcast
Barefoot Workers at Eye Drop Plant; Nuclear Projects Ends; Neuralink Seeks Implant Volunteers | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 145
Also on the podcast, the cities manufacturing abandoned, B-21's first test flight, autonomous truck working full time at GE Appliances, Amazon's security robot and DiGiorno's Thanksgiving pizza.
November 20, 2023
Tesla's Cheap EVs; Dime Heist; Maersk Cuts 10,000 | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 144
Also on the podcast, 3M knew of danger before accident, Pfizer cuts billion in costs and closes U.S. plant, GM and Stellantis buy in to exotic magnet maker, farm-free food and a new smart weapon avoids headshots.
November 13, 2023
Smashmallow's Bad Machine; Robot Goat Rocket Launcher; Hello Bello Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 143
Also on the podcast, Michelin winds down tire production, UAW wins big, welding company pays settlement in coins, clean energy to create thousands of jobs and an AI-enabled tool solves screwdriving automation.
November 6, 2023
Tesla's Cybertruck Grave; Robots Make Human Slackers; $1.4M Bottle of Whisky | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 142
Also on the podcast, UAW strike nears end, Rivian's new factory proceeds, regulators shut down robotaxi, billions earmarked for electric grid and Halloween fans flames of raging candy corn debate.
October 30, 2023
Yuengling's Struggles; Legacy Die Maker May Close; Old Lordstown CEO Buys Back In | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 141
Also on the podcast, UAW walks out of Ford's largest factory, Suniva to reopen idled solar factory, Tyson buys into insect ingredient company, grids don't keep up with green energy push and pilot program recycles 40,000 pounds of used medical devices.
October 23, 2023
Kia's 'Wake-Up Call'; Old Toilet Factory Closes; Tesla's Price Cuts | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 140
October 16, 2023
Windham Weaponry Closes; Utz Shutters Oldest Plant; Jammed Tail Parts Caused Crash | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 139
October 9, 2023
China Cuts Access to Key Materials; Alumacraft Layoffs; Toyota's Gigacasting Prototype | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 138
October 2, 2023
Ford Changes Blue Oval; Railyard Explosion; F-35 Crash | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 137
September 25, 2023
Lucid CEO's Salary; Hamster Wheel Ocean Cross; Cybertruck Loses Wheel Cover | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 136
Also on the podcast, barge sinks due to poor maintenance, broken pin causes plane accident, J&J ditches script logo, Toyota's new tri-gen system and the finalists for the toy hall of fame.
September 18, 2023
Tesla's Mysterious Project; Lockheed's New Rocket; Toyota Shutdown Cause | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 135
Also on the podcast, engineers hack voice recognition with PVC, Nissan repurposes old Leaf batteries, tennis balls surprisingly unsustainable, U.S. needs to restore chemical oversight and a 99-year-old turbine gets a new lease on life.
September 11, 2023
Toyota's Plants Shut Down; New Seat Belt Warning; Heineken Sold Cheap | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 134
Also on the podcast, tile maker fined another half million, Whirlpool settles over self-starting stoves, new humanoid robots designed for manufacturing jobs, Kia to make cars with ocean plastic and startup starts trials for extra-large unmanned sub.
September 5, 2023
Ford CEO's EV Troubles; Sub-$20K Vehicles Dead; EV Worth More Than GM | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 133
Also on the podcast, the cars gone after 2023, Air Force invests millions in new plane startup, digital clones grow in popularity, pipe maker violates whistleblower protections and Mexico's fight over U.S.-made corn.
August 28, 2023
U.S. Steel's Future; Carbon Fiber Shelby Cobra; Fatal Foundry Explosion | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 132
Also on the podcast, odor concerns over new kimchi factory, Deere's new U.S. battery hub, Amazon uses generative AI for reviews, GE Appliances expands refrigerator business and and the largest ever investment in carbon removal.
August 21, 2023
Tyson Closes 4 Plants; Big 3 Auto Strike; Volvo Ditches Sedans | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 131
Also on the podcast, crossing design blamed for train crash, FAA says Boeing Max engine housings can overheat, Anheuser-Busch sells eight brands to a cannabis company, Fastenal's new scrap plan and shape-shifting robot swarms mimic wet sand.
August 14, 2023
Anheuser-Busch Cuts Hundreds; 'Rolling Coal' Fine; Crane Collapse | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 130
Also on the podcast, more problems with cracked coaster, family faces prison over recycling scheme, Lordstown's bankruptcy problems, Yellow goes belly up and the FAA approves an automated crop duster.
August 7, 2023
Stanley's Craftsman Reshoring Failure; Tornado Hits Pfizer Plant; Skilled Labor Problem Hurts U.S. Chip Factory | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 129
Also on the podcast, the supersonic X-59 nears its first flight, building solar panels over water canals, U.S. pulls plug on lithium project, new rule could save coal miners from black lung and cobots take on the dull and dangerous jobs.
July 31, 2023
Russia Seizes Carlsberg, Danone; Tesla's First Cybertruck; E-bike Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 128
Also on the podcast, bad fitting caused chocolate factory explosion, sawmill refuses safety fixes, robot prototype makes guacamole, cyber labeling program launches and a tornado-ravaged plant reopens.
July 24, 2023
MyPillow Auctions Assets; Roller Coaster Crack; Anchor Brewing Closes | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 127
Also on the podcast, explosion destroys gas platform, loose pin forced emergency FedEx landing, declining U.S. innovation, Musk's new AI startup and FDA investigates energy drink maker.
July 16, 2023
FAA Clears Flying Car; Chrysler's Jet Car; Aero Startup Renames Hypersonic Vehicle | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 126
Also on the podcast, Ford's product chief shakes things up, Boeing supplier averts significant work stoppage, Tesla sales jump 83 percent, Stellantis EVs will reach 435-mile range and defensive tactics that fend off cyberattacks.
July 11, 2023
Ford Cuts Engineers; Titan Disaster; Lordstown Bankruptcy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 125
Also on the podcast, Baby Shark's toy recall, EV makers race for lithium, labor department pays to retrain mill employees, drone designed to fly into fires and Google invests in cybersecurity education.
July 3, 2023
Bud Light Loses Crown; Miracapo Pizza Fined $2.8M; Oily Penny Boss Owes Back Wages | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 124
Also on the podcast, oily rags sink million-dollar yacht, Ford's new 200-mph wind tunnel, small sensors smell seizures, Ghosn sues Nissan for $1 billion and the little library STEM design challenge.
June 26, 2023
Fake Cisco Scheme; Toyota's 900-Mile EVs; Advancing U.S. Battery Chain | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 123
Also on the podcast, how Gen Z works with older generations, Bugatti recalls a single car, Boeing unveils new X-plane, fleets start embracing electrics and the world's most remote robot.
June 16, 2023
Ford's Seatbelt Recall; Iron-Air Battery Factory; Founders Buy Back Brewery | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 122
Also on the podcast, engineer warned of imminent risk before building collapse, vehicle built to be blown up, FDA clears smartphone stethoscope, group blasts Ford-Tesla deal and the future of work shoes.
June 12, 2023