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Tornado Recovery, Strike Averted and Stuck on Sustainability: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

July 28, 2023
Also, GM doubles down on cost savings and US Steel bets on mini-mills

U.S. Steel, General Motors and Pfizer were among the big name manufacturers that grabbed the attention of our IndustryWeek manufacturing community over the past week. The topic of sustainability also drew a crowd to two separate articles, while readers also dived into details of the UPS, Teamsters labor agreement. 

What follows is a list of the Top 10 most-consumed content over the past seven days, plus one Editor's Choice selection. Read on.

US Steel Bets on Mini-Mills, EV Motors for Near-Term Sustainability: The steelmaker is on target to reduce emissions 20% by 2030, says chief strategy/sustainability director Richard Fruehauf. Getting to net zero by 2050 has a lot more variables.

So That Happened: Nikola Trucks on Fire, the Death of a Hacker and Pfizer’s Tornado Recovery: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and STEM diversity efforts in manufacturing.

Production Pulse: Leadership Lessons from Toyota: Author Katie Anderson, recent winner of the Shingo Prize, discusses her book detailing how Toyota's management culture developed.

GM Doubles Down on Cost Savings, Trims $1B From Capex Plan: But, on the back of share gains and higher prices, the automaker’s leaders have raised their financial forecasts for the second time this year.

Less Doing and More Learning: The Art of Unburdened Leadership: A look at three of the most impactful ways to empower your team to take ownership.

Sustainability, and Other Tall Tales: Investors, customers and regulators have clued in to greenwashing and are stepping up enforcement.

UPS, Teamsters Announce Labor Agreement, Averting US Strike: "We demanded the best contract in the history of UPS, and we got it," said Teamsters President Sean O'Brien.

Updated: Stellantis, Samsung SDI Announce Second US Gigafactory: A look into the billions of dollars being invested in new battery plants and expansions in recent years.

Canoo Sticks to 2023 Production Target: The electric vehicle startup had a tough 2022, but executives expect factories to have a production capability of 20,000 by the end of year.

Masterful Use of Data Is Manufacturing’s Future: Who's Ready? Overlapping data from multiple sources can help manufacturers more dependably track fluctuations in cost, energy, shipping, processes, labor and more.

Editor's Choice

Generation Now Leadership: From Military to Manufacturing at Graphic Packaging International: A training program for military veterans opened advanced manufacturing opportunities for Mahlon Robinson.

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