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Hanging on to Helium, Betting on Batteries and Accepting No Substitute: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Feb. 17, 2023
Also, Clevend-Cliffs forecasts growth.

Between Chinese spy balloons and a disastrous train derailment in Ohio, the last few weeks have been brimming with unsettling news, to say the least. The IndustryWeek manufacturing community has been keeping close watch on these topics and more, as outlined in our latest edition of IW's Weekly Reads. Without further ado, here are the Top 10 most read articles over the past seven days.  

Manufacturers Hope Chinese Spy Balloons Don't Use All The Helium: Helium in its gaseous and liquid forms is essential for several billion-dollar industries and once it's gone, it's gone.

A Service Economy Is No Substitute for Manufacturing Innovation: The benefits of product and process R&D spill over across society, and the standard of living rises.

Ford to Build $3.5 Billion Michigan Battery Plant: A Chinese company, CATL, will furnish the technology to build the LFP batteries, currently only used in Tesla models.

Medical Device Manufacturer Ditches ERP System for Statistical Process Control Software: A medical device manufacturer ditched a clunky ERP module for quality inspection, opting instead for specialized statistical process control software.

Automotive's Sour Situation, the Myth of Free Trade and Ditching ERP: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Also, what to look for in your future leaders.

Ohio Train Derailment: The Latest News from Our Partners: Endeavor Business Media publications involved in water, transportation and other subjects more closely associated with the East Palestine disaster share the latest news.

Updated: Semiconductor Wafer Producer Pallidus Inc. to Move Corporate Headquarters from New York to South Carolina: The latest chip fabrication news and a slideshow offering a comprehensive look at the billions for new semiconductor production capacity in the U.S.

Cleveland-Cliffs Forecasting 8% Shipment Growth for ’23: CEO Lourenco Goncalves says demand from auto makers should grow steadily during the year.

Driving Innovation Through Autism Awareness in Recruiting: Neuro-inclusive hiring can expand talent pools and bring skilled individuals into the workforce.

The US Auto Industry Doesn’t Have a Supply Problem. It Has a Demand Problem. CEOs are still lamenting supply constraints, but the fact is, the market’s fundamental economics have turned very sour.

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