GE Splits Up; Cadillac Cuts Dealers; Fiery Tesla Crash | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 41

Also on the podcast, Dodge wants a "chief donut maker," oil tanker explodes, gun maker moves to Georgia and Hershey's buys Dot's in $1.2 billion pretzel play.

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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:

Cadillac Culls Hundreds of Dealers in Shift to EVs

Cadillac is overhauling its U.S. dealership network and cutting anyone unwilling to accommodate a rapid shift to electric vehicles.

Dodge to Hire 'Chief Donut Maker'

Dodge is looking for a C-level brand ambassador to promote a new marketing strategy. The one-year contract for a Chief Donut Officer includes a Hellcat to drive for a year, a $150,000 salary and a custom wardrobe and you don't even need to quit your day job.

GE to Split into 3 Companies

American manufacturing icon, General Electric, got too big.

Tesla Driver Killed in Fiery Crash

A woman was driving a Tesla near Cincinnati when the car went off the side of the road and hit a landscape boulder and two trees. The car exploded.

Oil Tanker Explodes in Sierra Leone

More than 100 people are dead after an oil tanker truck exploded near Sierra Leone's capital.

In Case You Missed It

Gun Maker Moves to Georgia in $100M Deal

Remington is moving its headquarters from Ilion, New York, to Georgia.

Hershey to Buy Dot's Pretzels, Pretzels Inc. for $1.2B

The Hershey Company is buying Dot's Pretzels for $1.2 billion.

Ark Farm Grows Food Amid Climate Collapse

In another example of we didn't Google our name, N-ARK is a Japanese startup that wants to reinvent architecture and combat climate change.

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