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Toning Down the BEV Hype Machine, Middle School Students Score a Patent: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Aug. 11, 2023
Also, best practices for a disability-friendly manufacturing workplace and Wallbox pulls guidance.

Welcome to Friday and our weekly look at the IndustryWeek content that has most resonated with our IW manufacturing community over the past seven days. 

Colgate-Palmolive's strategy to scale technology continues to pique the interest of our audience, while many of you also dropped in to hear from our staff editors' takes on the news of the day. Lordstown Motors, Stihl, Nokia and GM are among the company's that attracted your attention. 

Without further ado, here is our Top 10 list for the past week, plus one Editor's Choice selection from any date. 

Colgate-Palmolive: Successfully Scaling Technology Worldwide: Communication is the key to everything.

So That Happened: Lordstown Motors Bound for Court, General Motors Downgrade, Stihl Hosts Summer Camp: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and more: How middle school students scored a patent and ransomware's high downtime costs.

Production Pulse: Yellow's Bankruptcy, Beating the Heat and US Steel's Future: Staff members from IndustryWeek, FleetOwner and EHS Today discuss some of the major manufacturing news stories of the past few weeks.

Automakers' Choices Around ICE Vehicles Are Everything in the Short-Term: As BEVs build momentum, the real risk arises from failing to update popular gas-powered vehicle models.

Becoming More Disability-Friendly Is in Manufacturing’s Best Interest: A look at best practices in the industry, from Jabil to Northrop Grumman.

Updated: 100-Year-Old Yellow Shuts Down, Heads to Bankruptcy: The lengthy dispute between the company and the Teamsters union continues as both parties have released statements blaming the other for the company's downfall.

Nokia to Manufacture Broadband Network Electronics for BEAD Project: Production will create up to 200 jobs.

What Should I Be Observing When I Walk the Shop Floor? Identifying opportunities in safety, sustaining 5s and quality should be part of leaders' daily routine.

Why Walk the Shop Floor, Colgate-Palmolive Shares a Secret, and Big Players in Industrial Machinery: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Also, are you up to speed on the new risks presented by advances in technology?

Wallbox CEO Pulls Financial Guidance for 2023: Enric Asuncion said the decision was due to balancing short-term business needs with long-term competitive positioning.

Editor's Choice: 

Making Work Better for Workers: Ergonomics in Action at Magna International: A look at how advanced computing technology is improving work for human bodies.

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