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Cyberthreat Warning, Aluminum Opportunity and Automation Answers: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

April 15, 2022
Read the most popular content on IndustryWeek.com over the past week, as selected by the IW manufacturing community.

Intel, Nucor and Tesla were among the companies making news in the past week and attracting the attention of our IndustryWeek manufacturing community.

Topics of interest ranged from new factory builds and plant expansions to cyberthreats against industrial machinery, automation answers and soaring inflation. Moreover, audience members jumped on the opportunity to hear from Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves, who spoke at the 2021 IW Manufacturing & Technology leadership conference. The video of that keynote presentation was posted earlier this week. 

Without further ado, here are the 10 most-visited pieces of content over the past seven days. Catch up with what you've been missing.

The US Has an Opportunity to Lead on Aluminum: China and Russia are among the top producers, and neither is a good source.

Nucor to Build New $350 Million Micro Mill in North Carolina: The steel company says the new rebar mill will employ about 200 people to make rebar out of 97% recycled material.

Intel Factory In Oregon Opens $3B Expansion: Take a look inside Intel's nearly 500-acre campus in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Simplify, Simplify, Simplify with Lean First, Then Automate: Five tips for optimizing processes that you may not have considered.

Tesla Recalls Nearly 128,000 Cars in China Due to Defect: In December, Tesla recalled almost 200,000 vehicles from China over a trunk defect that increased the risk of collisions.

US Warns of Cyberthreat to Specific Industrial Machines: The malware specifically looks for some models of Schneider Electric and OMRON PLCs.

Where to Start with Robotics and Automation? A State Manufacturers’ Toolkit Has Answers: The technology has advanced and the cost come down considerably.

US Inflation Soars in February: Rising fuel prices, new car prices spike though used-car prices moderate.

Nucor Invests in Nuclear Small Modular Reactor Venture: NuScale has signed 20 MOUs and expects to have $10B+ in revenues by 2030.

Profitable High-Wage Manufacturing in the US: Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Says How It's Done: Cleveland Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves pays high wages and invests heavily in new technologies, and it's working for the company.

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