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Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
Suniva recently announced plans to reopen a facility in Norcross, Georgia that was idled in 2017 just before a bankruptcy filing.
Auto Workers Walk Out at Ford's Largest Factory & Ford Reaches Spending Limit for New Contract with Striking Autoworkers - @13:41
Last Wednesday night, 8,700 members left their jobs at Ford's Kentucky truck plant in Louisville, shutting down Ford's largest factory. The next day, Kumar Galhotra, then president of Ford Blue, the company's internal combustion engine business, and new chief operating officer, said Ford stretched to get to the offer it now has on the table and that the company has reached its spending limit for a new contract.
Lordstown Motors is back, maybe.
In late September, Superior Die Set Corporation, a fourth-generation, family-owned maker of steel and aluminum products, told the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development it was closing the company's plant in Oak Creek, WI.
The beer rush caused by the fallout from the Bud Light fiasco has been an opportunity for other brewers. DG Yuengling & Son continues to sell out, and it's now America's fourth fastest-growing beer brand.
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Millions of miles of power lines need to be added or refurbished in the next few years.
Medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), and Casella Waste Systems, a waste and recycling company, this week announced the results of a recycling pilot to manage discarded syringes and needles.
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