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Manufacturing Business News: AGCO Acquisition, Required PFAS Reporting and Other Headlines.

Oct. 2, 2023
IndustryWeek parent company Endeavor Business Media publications report on software supply chain vulnerabilities, the Agricultural Right to Repair Act and more.
While we have a great staff of dedicated editors here at IndustryWeek, we can’t write about everything. So, here’s a roundup of news from our parent company Endeavor Business Media’s many news brands.
  • Trimble Sells ag Assets to AGCO in $2B Deal. AGCO will acquire 85% of Trimble’s agriculture products business “which it will place into a joint venture 15% owner by Trimble,” writes Editor Geert De Lombaerde. This Construction Equipment piece analyzes the potential for the combined portfolios to realize significantly increased sales.
  • EPA Finalizes PFAS Reporting Requirements. A total of 1,462 PFAS will be subject to the new regulation requiring the submission of safety data about any PFAS-containing product made since 2011, writes Executive Editor Jonathan Katz for Chemical Processing. Organizations have between 18 and 24 months from the effective date to submit their reports.
  • Can Remote Robot Monitoring of Robotic Cells Help Labor Shortages? In this video interview, Machine Design Editor-in-Chief Rehana Begg sits down with Olis Robotics CEO Fredrik Ryden to discuss how remote control can alleviate labor challenges, including high turnover, shortage of skilled workers and boomer retirements.
  • Securing Your Software Supply Chain: Recognize the Risks and Solutions. “With so many organizations depending on open-source software to power their businesses, it’s essential that they have visibility into their software supply chain and are taking proactive steps to secure it,” writes Mike McGuire for Electronic Design. This article shows how a software bill of materials can allow for detailed risk assessment.
  • Ag Right to Repair bill introduced in U.S. House. With four co-sponsors and several endorsements, the Agricultural Right to Repair Act outlines what information OEMs must make available in order for consumers to repair their own equipment, according to the office of Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez. Rod Sutton, editorial lead at Construction Equipment, reports on this bill along with other right to repair legislation for agricultural equipment that has been enacted or introduced in various states.
  • The Humanless Difference: Autonomous Efficiency Goes Beyond Fuel Savings. Fleet Owner Editor-in-Chief Josh Fisher explains how autonomous vehicle technology can not only enable innovative company savings, but make roads safer and have an environmental impact by reducing carbon emissions.
  • The Role of Control Systems in Optimizing Performance. In order to meet your industry’s unique needs, there are many factors to consider when searching for a suitable control system for your processes, writes Shawn Cox. This Control Design article describes the most important criteria to review when researching and choosing a dependable control system.
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