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Suspending Solar Tariffs, Robust Rise in Reshoring and Ford's Spending Spree: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

June 10, 2022
Read the IndustryWeek manufacturing community's most favored content as summer reading gets underway.

The conclusion of the first full week of June saw IndustryWeek's manufacturing community reviewing a wide range of topics. The most popular articles from the past seven days included everything from reshoring and solar tariffs to the US. trade deficit and the global chips shortage. 

As usual, we have compiled the most-read articles from the past seven days and shared them here. Perhaps you were on vacation and missed a few ideas that would make your work better, more productive, and more informed. Take a moment and catch up with what you've been missing. 

The Top 10 are: 

Nucor Buying Utility Poles Manufacturer: Executives say the company will be at the basis of a new unit focused on towers and structures in the utility, transportation and telecom markets.

Russia's War on Ukraine Will Have Lasting Effects on Globalization: 'We are seeing a world that’s going to be less than the sum of its parts.'

US Suspends Solar Tariffs, Boosts Production in Clean Energy Push: Duties will be lifted on certain solar parts from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Ford Spending $3.7B, Creating 6,200 Jobs in Ohio, Michigan, Missouri: Automaker plans to expand electric vehicle production in Michigan, add a new electric commercial truck to Ohio, boost electric van production in Missouri. 

US Trade Deficit Posts Sharp Retreat on Falling Imports: Pushed by jumps in industrial supplies and foods, exports increased by $8.5 billion, according to the report.

The Robust Rise of Reshoring: The total number of reshoring and foreign direct investment jobs announced since 2010 is now over 1.3 million, according to a report.

EU Lawmakers Pass Ban on New Petrol, Diesel Cars by 2035: Transportation currently accounts for around a quarter of all CO2 emissions in the 27-member EU bloc. 

So That Happened: Workers Want Money, DOJ Gets Tougher, Avoiding Car Crashes: IndustryWeek editors look into the Department of Justice taking a more activist stance against corporate mergers, which cars get crashed more and what workers want in today's economy.

Global Chip Shortage Likely to Last Through 2023: US Official: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo repeated her call for Congress to act to provide funding for legislation that aims to stimulate domestic manufacturing of the computer chips.

Ford CEO Sees ‘Shakeout Coming’ as EV, Auto Tech Markets Mature: Farley told an investment firm’s conference the next generation of EVs will be cheaper because they’ll be built to have the smallest batteries possible.  

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