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Mentors, Machining and Mexico Files Suit: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Oct. 14, 2022
These topics and more captured the attention of our manufacturing audience during the front half of October.

October is a big month for manufacturing. The first Friday is Manufacturing Day, and many companies and organizations also embrace the concept of Manufacturing Month, scheduling plant tours and educational programs throughout the 31 days that comprise October. 

Therefore, it's not surprising that two of the most-read items on IndustryWeek.com in the past week reflect the interest of the IW manufacturing community in Manufacturing Day and the people who make manufacturing a great vocation. In addition, Honda's big battery plant announcement, Mexico's lawsuit against the U.S. gun industry, and an exploration of mentoring styles attracted significant attention. 

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most-consumed content pieces over the past seven days. 

A Machining Company Run by High-Schoolers Thrives in Pennsylvania: Manufacturing Day 2022: In just three years, the students have manufactured 13,522 parts for more than 10 companies.

A Legacy Auto Supplier Makes a Swift Shift to Electric: Sandy Stojkovski, North American CEO of Vitesco Technologies, talks about the strategy behind the company's pivot away from combustion engines.

Faces of Manufacturing 2022: Constant Challenge, Call for Creativity, 'No Dull Moments': For Manufacturing Day 2022, we asked manufacturing workers to tell us why they love their profession. Here are their stories.

What’s Your Mentorship Style? Five seriously dedicated mentors in manufacturing share their approaches and insights.

Mexico Files Another Lawsuit Targeting US Gun Industry: Mexico filed a first lawsuit in August 2021 against nine US gun manufacturers and two distributors for what it deemed a "negligent and illicit" trade that encourages drug trafficking and violence in its territory.

Honda, LG Announce $3.5B Battery Plant in Central Ohio: Three existing Honda plants will be retooled for EV production.

Business Briefs: Rail Strike Risk Resumes, Cummins Invests in Hydrogen: Endeavor Business Media publications offer insights into ongoing economic challenges.

Ericsson Pushes Industry 4.0 to Make 5G: The plant in Lewisville, Texas, is a testbed for what’s possible in modern manufacturing.

How the Financialization of America Hurt Workers and the Economy: At its peak in the mid 20th century, manufacturing had 40% of all profits and 29% of the nation’s jobs. Today, finance has 40% of profits with 5% of the jobs.

Stocks Slip, Dollar Rises as US Rate Hikes Seen: Oil prices meanwhile fell after the biggest weekly gain since March that followed a decision by OPEC and allied producers led by Russia to slash crude output by two million barrels per day.

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