Raccoon Cuts Power; BAE's WWII-Era Plant; Hyundai Tests New Robot | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 167

Also on the podcast, Micron gets $6.1 billion to make the biggest chip plant in America, work starts on world's largest hydrogen ships, southern VW workers join UAW, Mercedes debuts new Sustaineer vehicle and Mars backs 15 food startups.

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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: 

U.S. to Give $6.1 Billion to Micron Technology for Chip Plants in NY, Idaho - @3:23

Micron will ultimately build four chip factories near Syracuse in the town of Clay, collectively it will make the biggest memory chip plant in America.

World’s Largest Hydrogen Ships Are Being Built in Norway - @13:21

The ships are both 384 feet long and being made for Norway’s longest ferry route. They will carry 120 cars and 599 passengers.

Hyundai to Test New Humanoid Robot from Boston Dynamics - @23:46

Hyundai is bringing the new Atlas in house to build "the next generation of automotive manufacturing capabilities."

BAE to Modernize WWII-Era Ammunition Plant - @34:43

BAE Systems Ordnance Systems recently picked a partner to update the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, a World War II-era facility vital to national security.

Raccoon Knocks Out Electricity for Thousands in Wisconsin - @43:32

On Saturday evening, a southeastern Wisconsin substation went dark and some 16,000 people lost power.

In Case You Missed It

Tennessee VW Employees Vote to Join UAW - @55:47

Next up for a union vote are workers at Mercedes factories near Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Mercedes-Benz Debuts the Future of Delivery - @1:03:22

Mercedes-Benz on Thursday announced a new logistics concept: a demonstrator that combines eSprinter vans with e-cargo bikes to solve the last-mile problem.

Mars, Unreasonable Group Initiative Selects 15 Startups - @1:10:23

Mars officials said the companies "have the potential to transform our food systems."

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