Editor's note: As we near the end of 2023, IndustryWeek editors took a look back at the year that was, selecting our best-read or most interesting stories of 2023 for each quarter of the year. Thank you for reading in 2023, and we're looking forward to continuing our coverage of the manufacturing world in the new year.
From Chinese spy balloons to millions of dollars in plant investments, Q1 was a lively start to 2023, coming on the heels of intense rate hikes, pandemic-related supply chain concerns and the passage of the CHIPS Act. Before ringing in the new year, let’s take a trip back in time to see what captured the attention of the manufacturing world throughout the year. This slideshow provides a year in review through some of IndustryWeek’s most popular content.