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Extreme Heat, Low Demand and Drowning in Data: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Sept. 9, 2022
Here's what the IW manufacturing community has been viewing over the past seven days.

Many of IndustryWeek's U.S. manufacturing community members enjoyed a holiday-shortened week. Nevertheless, they continued to review the manufacturing leadership content posted regularly on IndustryWeek.com--which allows us to bring you our Top 10 list. These are the most-viewed articles during the past seven days, plus one Editor's Choice selection. Enjoy. 

ArcelorMittal to Close Two Blast Furnaces: The group said lower-than-usual demand for steel in Europe helped push them to close the furnaces.

Extreme California Heat to Shutter Manufacturers Next Week: Triple-digit forecasts in Sacramento and Fresno will likely strain the electric grid past its capacity. (Article posted September 2,)

Flex Althofen: (Almost) Every Industry 4.0 Technology Under One Roof: A comprehensive IIoT web, material transport algorithm and virtual assistant turned Flex's Athofen plant into an Industry 4.0 powerhouse.

Drowning in Raw Data? Lean Principles Can Help: The average factory generates 1 terabyte of data each day, says IBM.

Pushing the Limits of Prototyping Speed at Protolabs Injection Molding Facility: One of IndustryWeek's four Best Plants 2022 winners, Protolabs Injection Molding Facility in Plymouth, Minnesota, boasts an end-to-end digital chain and rapid product turnaround.

Porsche to Enter Stock Market Before the End of 2022: VW officially signaled its intention to go ahead with the IPO on February 24.

So That Happened: Google Funds Girls Club Lab, New CEO at Lubrizol: Also from IndustryWeek's editors, expanding boat production in Tennessee and a roundup of financials in mergers and acquisitions in manufacturing.

Lincoln Electric Adapts Welding Technology for EV Charging Stations: The welding giant plans to start making DC fast-charging stations in Ohio next year to tap into the fast-growing market for electric vehicle support systems.

Juul Agrees to Pay $438 Million in US Over Marketing Vapes to Youth: More than two million American middle and high schoolers reported they were vapers in 2021, with eight in 10 using flavored e-cigarettes, according to a September 2021 government report.

August Jobs Report: Manufacturing Adds 22,000 Jobs: The overall economy added 315,000 jobs, but the unemployment rate rose to 3.7%.

Editor's Choice: 

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