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Solar Systems, Volkswagen Vote and the Tesla Rollercoaster: IndustryWeek’s Weekly Reads

April 26, 2024
Also, how do you recruit and retain workers?

CEO comments and breaking news were at the forefront of our readers’ minds throughout the last seven days. Check out IndustryWeek’s UAW coverage as well as the FTC’s new rule.

Here is the IndustryWeek Top 10 from the past week.

CEO Barra Says GM Making ‘Extremely Good Progress Across the Board’: Demand and prices are holding up and the company’s leaders are sticking to their 2024 EV sales target.

UAW Organizes Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee in Blowout Vote: On the heels of the union’s lucrative contracts with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis, VW workers approve joining the UAW by a nearly 3-to-1 margin.

FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses: The FTC says about 30 million people in the U.S. are subject to noncompete agreements.

Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Cooking Up Plan B for Idled West Virginia Plant: Lourenco Goncalves is looking to help solve the country’s electric transformer shortage.

Here Comes the Sun: Manufacturers Share Their Solar Power Journeys: How Hormel Foods and R.A Jones optimized their plants to meet ESG goals and support renewable energy.

R&D Incentive Changes Are Hurting Manufacturers: Congress is taking its time on reversing delayed tax deductions for innovation.

Musk: Tesla Will Solve Autonomy: Despite a rough first quarter, the CEO has big plans.

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CEO: Alcoa Riding ‘Tailwinds From the Marketplace’: Strengthening demand from several customer groups—with automotive and electrical leading the way—is helping drive up prices.

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