Gen Z Works Differently; Musk on Ford; Boeing Supports Spirit | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 118

Also on the podcast, Generac pays $15.8 million for amputations, public sends plant packing, seaborne scrap fires pile up, Hyundai and Kia security fix isn't working and building roads out of radioactive material.

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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:

Public Outcry Gets Packaging Plant Proposal Withdrawn - @3:33

Corrugated packaging manufacturer Saica Pack USA has withdrawn a proposal for a factory in Greenwood, Indiana.

Generac to Pay $15.8M Penalty for Amputations - @13:16

Generac Power Systems last week agreed to pay a $15.8 million civil penalty over its portable generators.

Boeing Fronts Spirit Cash for Fuselage Fix - @27:01

Last month, a part problem forced Boeing to delay a "significant number" of 737 Max planes.

Elon Musk Calls Ford's EV Strategy 'Smart' - @34:26

Ford is doing everything it can to turn the EV corner and the Model e, the company’s EV business unit, is under the gun.

Gen Z in Manufacturing: Gen Z Just Wants to Work Differently - @40:49

Generation Z is a hot topic. The oldest members of Gen Z will turn 26 this year and some manufacturers have struggled to accommodate the youngest generation of workers.

In Case You Missed It

Seaborne Scrap Fires Are Piling Up - @54:30

The NTSB last Thursday came out with a report detailing lithium-ion batteries, and other possible ignition sources, that can create a fire safety risk while scrap materials are being transported.

Hyundai and Kia Thefts Keep Rising Despite Security Fix - @1:00:00

Nearly three months ago, Hyundai and Kia unveiled software that was designed to thwart an epidemic of thefts of their vehicles.

Florida Might Build Roads Out of Radioactive Material - @1:05:47

It would put the waste to good use, but could put road crews at risk of excessive exposure to radioactivity and jeopardize water quality.

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