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Biden's Budget, Building Boom and Intergenerational Innovation: IW's Weekly Reads

April 1, 2022
Catch up with the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days.

There's nothing like talk of new manufacturing plants rising to grab the attention of IndustryWeek's manufacturing community. Therefore it comes as no surprise that top reads over the past seven days include news that Vietnam's Vinfast will build an EV factory in North Carolina and that Stellantis and LG are partnering to build an EV battery plant in Canada. 

Other top topics are: rethinking supply chains, innovation from Gen Z to the C-suite, and Biden's budget proposal. 

What follows is the most-read content on IndustryWeek.com over the past week--and there's plenty more where that came from. Sit back and catch up.

Vietnamese EV Company Vinfast to Build EV Factory in North Carolina: Vinfast’s first factory in North America is expected to create 7,500 jobs.

Biden Budget Proposal Includes Manufacturing Spending: $5.8 trillion spending proposal calls for investments in worker training, cybersecurity, supply chain systems and research.

It’s About Time to Build Regional Supply Chains: Decades of outsourcing and offshoring have hollowed out the U.S. manufacturing sector.

From Gen Z to C-Suite: an Intergenerational Conversation on Innovation: We invited manufacturing leaders and up-and-comers to talk about creating a culture of innovation. Here are the 10 takeaways from that lively Zoom conversation.

Manufacturing Quits Up 7% in February As Hiring Growth Lags: According to the latest government data, 22,000 people quit their durable goods manufacturing jobs last month, a 13.3% increase over the previous month.

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

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.

Perceptions of Manufacturing Are Changing, But More Work is Needed: Compared to 2017, jobs in manufacturing are considered innovative, but there are still hundreds of thousands of open jobs.

Getting the Job Done: Local Manufacturers Help Create High School Curriculum: At Chautauqua Lake Central School, students are using technology to transform concepts into physical products.

Stellantis, LG Partner to Build EV Batteries in Canada: The facility, which will have an annual production capacity in excess of 45 gigawatt hours (GWh) and employ 2,500 workers, is scheduled to begin operation in 2024. 

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