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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:
The French cement company, Lafarge, pleaded guilty this week to paying millions of dollars to the Islamic State group to keep a plant operational in Syria.
A clothing and goods wholesaler from Brooklyn received 40 months in prison for selling counterfeit U.S. military uniforms and gear from China.
A group of college students from Germany just clocked the fastest zero to 60 time.
In January, a SpaceX worker suffered a head injury during a rocket part test.
Now, that's one big ol’ skillet. Made out of real cast iron, Lodge's new skillet weighs 14,360 pounds.
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The Blue Boat Initiative has begun installing a network of smart buoys along the western coast of South America.
Workers in upstate New York overwhelmingly rejected a union bid on Tuesday.
Mosa Meat is a meat cultivator. The company grows beef directly from animal cells and unveiled the first cultivated hamburger in 2013.
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