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Manufacturing Delusions, Mulling Maintenance and Honda's Fast Fashion: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Aug. 25, 2023
Also, prerequisites for nearshoring success and Intel abandons Tower deal.

A mixed bag of topics caught the attention of IndustryWeek's manufacturing community this past week. Maintenance, robots and manufacturing delusions were popular, and interest remained high on a couple of items posted last week, namely U.S. Steel putting itself up for sale and Republic Steel idling mills. 

Here is our Top 10 list for the last seven days, plus one Editor's Choice selection.

So That Happened: Honda Uses Worn-Out Clothes to Insulate Cars, Robots Will Take over the Future Instead of Drones and Tin Tariffs Move Forward: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and multi-lingual safety literature to protect workers and what happened to the 1 million square foot plant that Peloton was supposed to run.

Planned, Reactive, Predictive: What’s the Right Maintenance Mix? A look at the uses, considerations and benefits of each.

U.S. Steel Puts Itself Up For Sale After Rejecting Cleveland-Cliffs: The directors of U.S. Steel say they expect more bids to come their way.

The Idea of a 'Manufacturing Delusion' Is Delusional Itself: The U.S. is on the right track with its industrial policy, with a couple of shortcomings that can be fixed.

Grupo Simec Idles Republic Steel Mills Indefinitely, Furloughs 500 Workers in Ohio and New York: The Mexican company, which purchased Republic Steel in 2005, said the plants would be idled indefinitely as it moves production to a newer facility in Mexico.

Hiring Creatively: 3 Ways Manufacturers Can Overcome Talent Shortages: Rethink recruiting, create great culture and offer professional growth opportunities.

Updated: Ford, SK On, EcoProBM Announce Cathode Plant in Quebec (Slideshow with 18 Months of EV Battery Investments): A look into the billions of dollars being invested in new battery plants and expansions in recent years.

A Nearshoring Checklist: 4 Prerequisites for Success: The decision to regionalize should take into consideration manufacturing footprint, established supply chain and other factors.

Intel Abandons $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Israel's Tower Semiconductor: Intel will pay Tower a $353 million termination fee as per terms of the agreement, the companies said in a release.

Billions of Dollars to be Invested in New US Solar Manufacturing Facilities: Companies Maxeon and First Solar have each announced the locations for their solar module production facilities.

Editor's Choice:

Tackling Resistance with the People Principle of Change: During a lean transformation, pushback is part of the process.

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