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Stepping Down, Turning Off and Adding Talent: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Sept. 30, 2022
Ford, Navistar, Unilever and Auburn football snagged the attention of the IW manufacturing audience during the past seven days.

Leadership lessons from football. Ford growing again. Manufactured goods orders dip for the second time. These are a few of the topics that captured the attention of our IW manufacturing audience during the past seven days.

But there's more. What follows is our weekly Top 10 list, collected here to ease your opportunity to catch up with manufacturing's most important topics. Take a moment and read what you've been missing.    

Clothing Manufacturer Triples Production Capacity with Autonomous Mobile Robots: Replacing ponderous, inflexible roller conveyors with a smart AMR fleet saves time and increases efficiency.

Leadership Lessons from Auburn vs. Penn State Football: A group of walk-ons with a lot of heart and strong leadership can complete their mission by working together.

Ford Adding 500 Jobs, Investing $700 Million in Kentucky: The announcement comes a year after the truck maker announced it would build a $5.6 billion battery campus in the state.

US Pharma Firm Biogen Settles for $900 Million with Whistleblower in Bribe Case: Biogen was accused of paying millions of dollars a year in kickbacks to doctors to get them to prescribe its drug Avonex, whose sales were declining, and its new treatment, called Tysabri.

Unilever CEO To Step Down at the End of 2023: Scotland-born Jope, who this year came under fierce criticism from investor activists over a failed takeover bid, will depart Unilever after five years as CEO and nearly four decades at the company, a statement said.

So that Happened: Turning Off Lights at Navistar, March of the Androids, Royal Ketchup Headache: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and Intel investments in accessible suppliers and funding industrial insects.

Sandvik Coromant Westminster Leads with Can-Do Spirit, Smart Strategy: Empowerment is on display in every level of the organization.

A Blueprint for Voc-Tech Education: How Massachusetts’ schools are filling the knowledge gap through a comprehensive education system.

US Manufactured Goods Orders Fall for Second Straight Month: Despite the total fall in orders, the report also showed rising orders for vehicles, computers, and electrical equipment and appliances, which posted a 1.0% increase.

IW US 500: Top Medical Equipment Manufacturers: Manufacturers of genetic sequencing equipment and Invisalign orthodontic devices, of robotic surgery machines and surgical sutures, landed in the medical-equipment category for 2022's IndustryWeek US 500. 

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