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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
First Solar is the largest U.S. developer of solar panels. Now, the company will spend $1 billion to build a panel manufacturing facility in the American Southeast.
Tesla recently received bad news from the National Labor Relations Board.
Electric Boat Shatters Speed Record (@22:39)
Last weekend, Vision Marine brought the V32 to an event on Lake of the Ozarks. At the event, the 32-foot catamaran shattered the speed record for an electric boat.
Demand for Ford’s Mustang Mach-E surprised a lot of people. The industry, the company, this panel, but now Ford has pulled a surprise of its own. Ford announced a new markup.
In July, Canadian startup, TransPod, unveiled a new ultra-high-speed ground transportation vehicle. The FluxJet promises to transport passengers and cargo at more than 620 mph.
In Case You Missed It
Who is Mary Kay? (@58:00)
Mary Kay Ash started her cosmetics company, Beauty by Mary Kay in 1963 as a small Dallas storefront. In six years, her company earned $6.3 million in sales with 4,000 "beauty consultants" from 15 different states as its sales force.
Rail Unions Announce Tentative Deal (1:05:59)
Some of the unions negotiating with the nation's biggest freight railroads have reached a tentative deal
Bridgestone Americas is taking the next step towards commercializing guayule as a domestic source of natural rubber.
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