GM Exceeds Demand; Ford Repossession Patent; Overtime Controversy | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 108

Also on the podcast, Boeing ending Super Hornet production, Stellantis idles U.S. plant, Sono Motors kills solar-powered car, cyberattack at Dole and companies try four-day workweeks.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from 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:

Stellantis Idles U.S. Plant - @1:56

Stellantis took one step closer to closing its factory in Belvidere, Illinois this week. 

Boeing Plans to End Production of 'Top Gun' Plane in 2025 - @13:38

Boeing last week announced the end of the Super Hornet.

Justices OK Overtime Pay for $200,000-a-Year Oil Rig Worker - @23:45

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that a worker from Helix Energy Solutions, who earned more than $200,000 a year, still qualified for overtime pay.

Ford Vehicles Could Soon Repossess Themselves - @33:18

Ford recently filed a patent: "Systems and Methods to Repossess a Vehicle." 

GM to Idle Truck Plant — But Not Due to Supply Issues - @50:11

General Motors is temporarily shutting down a truck plant in northern Indiana next month because inventory is beginning to exceed demand. 

In Case You Missed It

Sono Motors' Solar-Powered Car is Dead - @58:35

German automotive startup Sono Motors killed its solar-powered car this week. 

4-Day Workweek Trial: Shorter Hours, Happier Employees - @1:04:46

A trial of a four-day workweek found most employees less stressed and with better work-life balances.

Cyberattack at Dole Leads to Shutdown, Delays - @1:13:18

Dole has revealed a previously unreported hack that wreaked havoc earlier this month.

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