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Lawyer Behind Hundreds of Food Lawsuits; Startup Beats Facebook; Billionaire's Psychological Experiment | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 40

Also on the podcast, workers "fed up" at Smithfield, employees battle factory fires, and Ford unveils its new EV motor.

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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:

Smithfield Workers Are 'Fed Up'

Employees at the Smithfield pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, say they are "fed up" with the company.

Tesla Software Recall May Head Off Fight with U.S. Regulators

Tesla issued a recall to fix a safety problem in its electric vehicles hoping to curtail a likely confrontation with U.S. safety regulators.

Startup Applied for ‘Meta’ Trademark Before Facebook

Facebook recently changed its name to Meta, unfortunately it looks like the company's status is complicated.

Architect Resigns from Billionaire’s ‘Psychological Experiment’

Munger Hall, which cost $1.5 billion, would be the largest dormitory in the world.

Lawyer Behind Pop-Tart Suit Has Filed More Than 400 Lawsuits

Spencer Sheehan is a New York lawyer who has filed more than 400 lawsuits, many against food and beverage manufacturers.

In Case You Missed It

Firefighters Respond to Third Fire in Two Weeks at Va. Plant

Factory employees were already fighting the fire when responders arrived.

Pentagon Rattled by Chinese Military Push

China's growing military prowess is unsettling U.S. defense.

Ford Unveils EV Motor in a Concept Electric Pickup

Ford's Eluminator electric crate motor is based on the motor in the Mustang Mach-E GT, and to show it off, the carmaker put it in the F-100 Eluminator, a zero-emission concept pickup based on a 1978 model of the same name.

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