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PepsiCo's Biggest US Factory, Ford Talks Big Data, In Search of the Best: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

July 22, 2022
Read the most popular content on IndustryWeek.com, as chose by IW's manufacturing community.

It's all about big in the latest issue of IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads. Ford shares how it handles big data. PepsiCo announces it will build its biggest U.S. factory. And Samsung may have big building plans for Texas. 

But those aren't the only topics of interest to our IndustryWeek manufacturing community. What follows are the 10 most-viewed items on IndustryWeek.com over the past seven days. 

Without further ado:

Steel Dynamics to Build Aluminum Mill in Southeast: Supported by two recycled materials centers, the plant is expected to begin commercial production in early 2025.

How Ford Motor Company Handles Big Data: Know your limits and have the right partners.

Manufacturing Job Creation Lacks a Common-Sense Approach: Economic incentives aren’t the answer; cultivating a vibrant local supplier base is.

Samsung May Build 10 Semiconductor Plants in Texas: Applications for school district tax abatements show billions of dollars in new investments on top of the $17 billion plant announced last year.

2022 IW 50 Best US Manufacturers: Take a Bow, Apple: Once again, the iPhone maker earns the No. 1 position on IW’s exclusive ranking of top manufacturing companies.

PepsiCo to Build its Biggest US Factory in Denver: The 1.2 million square-foot factory will produce pop, sports drinks, and sparkling water for the beverage conglomerate.

In Search of the IW 50 Best US Manufacturers: Review this interactive map to discover where the best manufacturers in the United States locate their headquarters.

Business Briefs: Trailer Producers Booked through End of Year, Black Hawk Helicopter Contract Extended, Going the Last Mile: A new roundup detailing those stories and a massive shortfall for a program intended to strip the U.S. communications network of equipment from Chinese suppliers.

Turning it Around: Leadership Lessons for Distressed Companies: The quest for high performance was born in a factory. But a lot has changed over the years and manufacturing companies feel the brunt of commodity price changes, tariffs and trade agreements, overseas competition, and the global war for talent.

Stellantis Ending Jeep Production in China: The US-European automaker said its joint venture with local firm GAC Group to produce Jeeps has been "loss-making in recent years."

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