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Gas Engines Get a Boost, 'Industrial Dinosaurs' Beef Up Tech Game, Strike Ends: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Jan. 27, 2023
Also, 3M, Nissan and Toyota made headlines for jobs cuts, a data breach and leadership change.

Automakers caught the attention of our IndustryWeek manufacturing audience this past week as General Motors, Toyota and Nissan made headlines for leadership changes, a data breach and new manufacturing plant investments. 

Of course, those were not the only topics of interest to our manufacturing audience, as the following Top 10 list indicates. These 10 items, plus one Editor's Choice, were the most-consumed content over the past seven days at IndustryWeek.com. We invite you to catch up with any of this content that you may have missed--and to explore the full breadth of manufacturing knowledge shared on this site. 

GM’s New Plant Investments Are Mainly for Gas Engines: Four plants in Ohio, Michigan and New York will receive a total of $918 million, GM announced today.

3M Cutting 2,500 Manufacturing Jobs: Executives say slowing demand from consumers and in China contributed to Q4 sales weakness that accelerated in December.

Update: CNHI Strikers Ratify New Agreement: An improved offer was voted on after the “last, best and final offer from the company” was rejected just weeks ago.

Updated: Intel Updates its Progress on $20B Ohio Semiconductor Plant Site: The latest chip fabrication news and a slideshow offering a comprehensive look at the billions for new semiconductor production capacity in the U.S.

Calling the US ‘Protectionist’ on Trade Is Delusional: ‘Productivism’ is the way forward for global prosperity.

So That Happened: Organized Labor Having Its Moment and Cows Embrace Robotics: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and why third-party software/services demand more security, why soldiers are getting nauseated by new technology and the first Japanese automaker to build in the U.S. hitting a major milestone.

Akio Toyoda Stepping Down as Toyota CEO: Grandson of the company's founder, Toyoda was the third generation of the family to run the world's largest automaker. He will remain as chairman of the board.

Nissan North America Reports Consumer Data Breach: The breach occurred through a third-party vendor hosting consumer data on a public cloud server.

Manufacturers Can Swoop in, Benefit from Tech-Industry Overreach: Over the past five years, so-called 'industrial dinosaurs' have invested steadily in digital transformation and stand to gain from their SaaS eco-systems.

Emerson and National Instruments in Conversations Regarding Acquisition Proposal: Emerson hopes to diversify with products that will complement their existing technology.

Editor's Choice

IW U.S. 500: Top Oil, Gas and Coal Manufacturers: Energy producers absolutely dominated the 2022 list of top manufacturers, and looking at the financial data included in this table, it's easy to see why.

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