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Big Backlogs, Pared-Down Production and Green's Gray Areas: IW's Weekly Reads

Jan. 21, 2022
Catch up with the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days.

The news of the day may be Intel Corp.'s announcement that it would build two chip plants in Ohio, but here we talk about the news of the week or more. As per usual, we look to our IndustryWeek manufacturing community to guide the selection of the most-read articles on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days. Plus, we threw in one editor's choice selection. 

The supply chain and the continuing miseries it is visiting upon many manufacturers continue to dominate reading material. So, too, do new manufacturing plant announcements, the striking down of OSHA's vaccine mandate and several explorations of additive manufacturing. 

These articles are not all that comprise the IndustryWeek.com site; however, so we urge you to explore the breadth of content available here. 

Without further ado, sit back, perhaps have a cup of coffee and let IndustryWeek bring you up to date with what is happening in the world of manufacturing. 

Expect Backlogs, Not Valentines, from China in February: Lockdowns, Lunar New Year and the Beijing Olympics may spiral the supply chain from bad to worse.

Nucor to Build New $2.7 Billion Mill in West Virginia: The investment is the largest in both company and state history, according to Governor Jim Justice's office.

Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate: The emergency standard announced in September would have covered about 84 million private employees.

Wall Street Is the Root Cause of the Supply Chain Crisis: Treating the symptoms of current problems won’t solve anything.

Toyota Cuts Annual Production Target Again: The top-selling automaker in the U.S. for 2021 says it’s unlikely now to meet targets set in September.

US Steel to Build New Steel Mill in Arkansas: The new mini mill will produce up to 3 million tons of raw steel a year by 2024, the company says.

Offshoring Gone Wild: Stories from the Front: Readers share experiences with Chinese business ethics.

Fixing the Gray Areas in a Green Supply Chain: Corporate sustainability goals rarely factor in real-life supplier behavior.

Additive, Agility and Automation: a 2022 Triple Threat: These areas are shaping up to becoming key business drivers.

Adding Additive Transforms Metal Parts Manufacturer: Birthing a new identity and enjoying success by tackling the challenge of additive manufacturing.

Editor's Choice: 

Five Predictions for 2022, ‘The Year of the Smart Factory’: Advances in technology and the challenges of the past two years are shifting the digital landscape.

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