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Tesla Robot Raises Concerns; Coleman Plant Closing; Beer Maker Sued | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 32

Also on the podcast, driving outlawed by 2050, UPS to hire 100,000 in 30 minutes or less, part shortage keeps prices sky high and Amazon appeals to marijuana users to fill jobs.

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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:

UPS to Hire 100,000, Many in 30 Minutes or Less

On Thursday, the delivery company announced plans to hire more than 100,000 people within 30 minutes of applying.

Craft Brewery CEO Sued for Misappropriating $100M

Based in Wisconsin, New Glarus Brewery is best known for the brand Spotted Cow. Brewery shareholders are suing company CEO Deb Carey, accusing her of malfeasance with the company’s financials.

Elon Musk’s Tesla Bot Raises Serious Concerns

The Tesla Bot is a humanoid robot designed and developed by Tesla to ease the burden of manual labor and repetitive tasks. Some people are concerned.

Driving Could Be Outlawed by 2050

A new report from IDTechEx suggests that advances in technology could make driving a car obsolete by 2050.

Coleman Closing Plant, 175 Jobs Lost

According to a report in the Star Tribune, Newell Brands is closing the Coleman plant in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota by the end of 2021. As a result, 175 workers will be out of a job.

In Case You Missed It:

Amazon Appealing to Marijuana Users to Fill Positions

Amazon needs delivery drivers and the company is tweaking the vetting process. The company recently advised its delivery partners to tell job-seekers that they will not be screening for cannabis use.

Bike Backpack Offers Protection with Airbag

EVOC Sports introduced a bicycle commuting backpack with the ability to deploy an airbag in the event of an accident.

Parts Shortage Keeps Auto Prices Sky-High

Record-high prices for vehicles might not fall back toward earth until 2023.

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