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Clorox Cyberattacked, Stratasys Bid Fails, What the UAW Wants: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Sept. 29, 2023
Also, Biden-omics, automotive recall and building electric air taxis.

The UAW strike and ongoing labor negotiations with Ford, General Motors and Stellantis snagged the lion's share of attention from our IndustryWeek manufacturing community this week. The efforts by 3-D printer Stratasys to purchase Desktop Metals, a bid which has failed, also was popular among readers. 

What follows is our Top 10 list from the past seven days, plus two Editor's Choice items. 

The Clorox Co. Recovers from Severe Cyberattack: The bleach manufacturer this week begins the cleanup process to fully repair damage from an attack first reported in mid-August that slowed production and caused product shortages.

UAW Expands Strike to 38 GM, Stellantis Parts Distribution Centers: Additional manufacturing plants were not part of the union's latest move.

Stratasys Bid to Buy Desktop Metal Fails, Company Seeking  'Strategic Alternatives': The 3D printer company’s management lost a high-profile proxy fight with investors who had been pushing for a takeover of Stratasys by its rivals.

Hyundai, Kia Recall 3 Million Cars in US Over Fire Risk: The problem comes from an issue with the vehicles' anti-lock brake systems (ABS), "which could leak brake fluid internally and cause an electrical short," the NHTSA said.

The UAW Strike Is a Test Case for Biden-omics: Meeting workers’ demands while keeping the electric-vehicle momentum going is a tall order.

UAW Workers Want Work-Life Balance. It's Exactly What the Industry Needs: Enacting a more tolerable work week with better compensation could help solve some of the people problems manufacturers currently face.

Joby Aviation Selects Ohio for Electric Air Taxi Manufacturing Facility: The announcement was made by Joby Aviation Founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt on Monday at the Hawthorn Hill home of the Wright Brothers.

Talent Advisory Board: What Does the Talent Situation for Manufacturing Really Look Like? Manufacturing leaders share their perspective on hiring and retaining high-quality employees.

Make Supply Chain Resiliency the Cornerstone of Your Risk Preparation Program: Keep your company one step ahead by optimizing your supply chain to mitigate unexpected challenges or disasters.

Stratasys CEO Zeif: Additive Technology's Advances and Long-Term Challenges: What does Stratasys CEO Yoav Zeif see as the future for his company, beyond whether or not it swallows up or is swallowed up by another additive manufacturer?

Editor's Choice

IndustryWeek Best Plants: Voice of the Employee Delivers Excellence at Intertape Polymer Group: IPG Carbondale relies on an engaged workforce of problem-solvers to deliver product, drive productivity.

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