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Night Vision Fix for $0.04; Worm-Filled Corvette Mirrors; Workers Could Win a House | Today in Manufacturing, Ep. 46

We also discuss how employees were threatened with job loss in the face of a tornado, WFH accidents, autonomous flying saucers, and NASA touching the sun.

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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:

Company Offers 2 Free Homes as Worker Incentive

An HVAC and plumbing company plans to raffle off two new homes, at a cost of about $500,000, in an effort to "reinvent employee appreciation.” 

Home Worker's Fall Ruled 'Workplace Accident'

A court ruled that a sales manager who slipped and fell while working from home could be covered under his employer’s workplace accident insurance policy.

GM Warns Common Aftermarket Accessory Can Ruin Corvette's Mirrors

An aftermarket hard-wired radar detector could send too much voltage to the driver’s outside mirror and effectively "fry" its defrosting system, resulting in a pattern that resembles “digital worms."

Employees Faced Termination Threats as Deadly Tornado Approached

As severe weather bore down on a Kentucky candle factory, workers asked managers to leave and seek shelter at their homes. Not only were their requests denied, but they were told that the would be fired if they left. Eight people were killed when a tornado demolished the facility.

How the Air Force's $19,000 Problem Got a Four-Cent Fix

When Air Force security personnel couldn't use new $19,000 night vision goggles because they couldn’t be properly fitted to their helmets, a master sergeant fixed the problem with a 3D-printable part that cost pennies to produce.

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