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Bellyaching, Business Costs and a Boost for Batteries: IW's Weekly Reads

March 25, 2022
Catch up with the most-read content at IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days.

A wild array of topics attracted the IndustryWeek manufacturing community over the past week. Topics ranged from flexible automation and executive pay packages to big battery news in Michigan and bellyaching at the bar. And that's not all. 

What follows are the top 10 most-read items at IndustryWeek.com in the past seven days, which provide just a glimpse of the full complement of tremendous manufacturing content housed on the site. 

This list provides an excellent start in helping you catch up with what you've missed. We also encourage you to come back for more.  

Two Manufacturing Guys Walk into a Bar: Things have really gone crazy when a guy like me can’t say what’s on his mind anymore.

Stanley Black & Decker Profits From Flexible Automation Cells: Running multiple SKUs on a single line adds efficiency and creates fresh opportunity.

LG Energy Solution to Expand Michigan Battery Plant, Create 1,200 Jobs:The $1.7 billion expansion will almost double LGES employment in the state.

GE Board Cuts $10M from Culp Stock Grant: Shareholders last spring voted down the company’s pay packages for its top executives.

Riding the ‘Made in America’ Boomerang:If you've been in manufacturing long enough, you're watching history happen in reverse.

‘Implementation Is the Weak Sister of Strategic Thinking': A Case Western Reserve University professor talks about being strategic throughout the year, managing the pace of change, and the value of ‘genetic memory.’

Most Corrupt Countries in 2021: Unfortunately, corruption levels remain at a standstill worldwide, with 86% of countries making little to no progress in the last 10 years.

Cost of Doing Business Worldwide: How Countries Stack Up:A new study crowns Canada as the most cost-effective place in the world to do business. The U.S. ranks fifth with China coming in at No. 11.

Ukraine Questions Global Automotive Giants’ Parts in Russian Military Vehicles: Bosch, ZF, Danfoss and others say they only supply civilian vehicles, and supplies of those parts ceased with Western boycotts of Russia.

So that Happened: Car Projections Crash; Silicone Sealant and Bath Gels; Eating Your VTOL Words: IndustryWeek editors look into big promotions for manufacturing leaders, economic indicators for the auto industry, how green some manufacturing plants have gotten and the sale of an iconic business park. 

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