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Scaling Up, Burning Out and Leading with Optimism: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

June 16, 2023
The automobile took center stage among topics of interest to the IndustryWeek manufacturing community this past week.

The automobile took center stage among topics of interest to the IndustryWeek manufacturing community this past week. Rolls-Royce, BMW, Tesla and GM all made headlines, as did Lordstown Motors and the continuing march toward electric vehicles. 

That's not all, however. As always, content around economic concerns and talent challenges grabbed attention as well. Without further ado, here is the Top 10 list from the past seven days, plus one Editor's Choice. Sit back and catch up. 

How Rolls-Royce Scales Smart Factory Tech Worldwide: It isn’t about the technology. It’s all about the business.

5 Tips for Growing as a Leader without Burning Out: The former president of Kraft Foods shares how to think holistically about your career.

Industrial Leaders See Tailwinds: Manufacturers Show Optimism: A new survey shows manufacturers see a path through the economic doldrums and remain more upbeat than other leaders about volatility and business conditions in 2025.

IW U.S. 500: Top Apparel, Leisure and Gadgets Manufacturers (slideshow): The largest producers of apparel and leisure products and gadgets from the IW U.S. 500 list of largest publicly traded manufacturing companies in the country.

‘We Transform While We Perform’: BMW Spartanburg Revs Up for the Shift to Electric: The president of BMW Manufacturing talks about the plant's $1.7 billion expansion and adding EVs to the assembly line.

GM to Partner with Tesla on Chargers: The automaker is following Ford’s lead in switching to NACS ports.

It’s Time to Stand up to China: Our diplomatic policies have failed, and China is the winner.

So That Happened: Are Self-Driving Cars Ready for Prime Time? And What’s Up With Lordstown Motors? IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and federal grants for smaller manufacturers.

EV Affordability Is a Problem that Won’t Magically Go Away on the EPA’s Timeline: Even with incentives, all-electric vehicles are simply too costly to realistically hit the Biden administration’s goal of 50% of the new-car market by 2030.

How and Why to Welcome More Women to the Skilled Trades: Advocating for young girls and women to explore welding, machining, additive manufacturing and other industrials careers can benefit women and the companies that will employ them.

Editor's Choice

Execs: Factory Labor Inflation Will Persist Into Next Year: Cost pressures will be ‘not that far off’ 2023 levels, Ingersoll Rand’s CFO told a conference.

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