GM Tattles on Drivers, Weird Chinese EVs, CEO Sells Fake Implants | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 161

Also on the podcast, Tyson closes pork plant in Iowa, Rivian stops EV factory construction, Chemours execs in hot water over bonus pay, hydrogen fuel cell maker gets $75M boost in Michigan and the UAW's southern strategy.

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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: 

Automaker Rivian Pauses Construction of its $5B Electric Truck Plant in Georgia - @4:20

Last Thursday, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said the electric truck maker will once again stop construction on a $5 billion manufacturing plant in Georgia.

Tyson Closing Iowa Pork Plant - @14:53

Tyson Foods is streamlining operations. The next phase means 1,200 people in Perry, Iowa will be out of work as Tyson shutters a pork plant.

CEO Faces Up to 30 Years in Prison for Selling Fake Medical Implants - @27:00

Laura Perryman is the former CEO of Stimwave, a medical device company that designed and sold implantable neurostimulation devices for treating chronic pain. Perryman is now facing prison after being found guilty of manufacturing and distributing fake medical implants.

Chinese Evs Are Getting Weird - @38:42

Is the Chinese EV market a wild west of innovation or a wall with various types of pasta in different stages of stick?

GM, Major Carmakers Are Telling Insurers How You Drive - @48:59

According to the New York Times, GM is narking on drivers.

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Chemours Execs Allegedly Manipulate Cash Flow to Influence Bonus Pay - @1:03:49

The company's CEO, CFO and controller and principal accounting officer were involved.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Maker Nel ASA Gets Another $75 Million in Michigan - @1:09:07

Norwegian fuel cell manufacturer Nel ASA yesterday announced cash incentives and grants totaling some $75 million from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Michigan for the company's electrolyzer production facility in the state.

The UAW’s Southern Strategy - @1:14:57

The union is revving up its drive to get workers employed by foreign automakers to join its ranks.

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