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Where's the Life Raft? Why 'Made in America?' Who Buys an EV Now? IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

March 24, 2023

Sustainability, Stanley Black & Decker and supplier constraints grabbed the attention of our IndustryWeek manufacturing community in the past seven days. So, too, did the questionable designation of 'Made in America' and strategic plans from Honda.

Without further ado, here is the Top 10 most-consumed content over the past week on IndustryWeek.com, plus one Editor's Choice from any date. Catch up with what you've missed. 

Stanley Black & Decker Cutting in Texas and South Carolina, Adding in Tennessee: The tool-making giant will shed about 275 jobs with the moves, which are part of a $2 billion global cost-cutting plan.

Rockwell CFO: Supply Chain Still Limiting Factor No. 1: Speaking at a conference, the exec says the booming automation giant ‘still, every week, will deal with bad-news type calls’ from suppliers.

Is 'Made in USA' Worth the Cost and Effort? The certification is great in theory, but tough to execute. Here are 10 factors to consider.

The Sustainability Ship Has Sailed. Latecomers, Grab a Raft and Hope for the Best: Companies have no choice. They have to comply, and they have to respond to consumer needs.

So That Happened: Kellogg to Kellanova? Why Buy an EV Now? IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and what's up with Promat, solar energy tax credits for Arcosa and BASF celebrating women.

The Secret to Happier Employees: Trust gets better results than control. Control is costly to enforce not only monetarily, but it rents valuable headspace.

Amazon Plans 9,000 More Job Cuts: CEO: Amazon CEO Andy Jassy told his workers that the extra layoffs were necessary after more feedback came from departments as the company seeks a way to downsize after years of sustained hiring.

Production Pulse: Ford Electrical Systems Engineer Discusses EV Battery Investments (Video): Charles Poon sat down with IndustryWeek's Robert Schoenberger to discuss the automaker's plans to build a $3.5 billion plant in Michigan for lithium iron phosphate (LFP) electric vehicle batteries.

Honda Announces Strategic Plan to Establish Ohio EV Hub: The automaker will be implementing these key steps in preparation for the production of battery EVs in 2026.

Proposed Rules for the CHIPS Incentives Program Define National Security Standards: The Commerce Department sets basic rules for accessing billions in public funds.

Editor's Choice

The Lean Principle That Deserves More Respect: On many continuous improvement journeys, leaders’ understanding of ‘Respect for People’ is superficial. 

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