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Regions at Risk, GM Triples Forecast, Nucor Ramps Capex: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads

Feb. 2, 2024
Also, Microsoft gets hacked, and manufacturers attack ill-fitting women's safety gear.

It's forecast season, and the IW manufacturing community dropped in to IndustryWeek.com to see what manufacturers GM and Nucor expect from 2024. Russian hacking efforts and a discussion about supply chain disruption also captured audience members' attention. The Top 10 most consumed content over the past seven days are: 

Which Regions Are Most at Risk for Supply Chain Disruption? More manufacturers are reshoring as insurance against geopolitical strife.

Microsoft Hacked by the Russians: The same cybercriminals, linked to Russian intelligence services, are also responsible for one of the most infamous hacks of all time.

GM Leaders Forecast Tripling of EV Sales in ’24: But CEO Mary Barra says the auto giant “will follow the customer” and flex production to ICE vehicles if needed.

Nucor Executives Ramp Capex With Economic Winds at Their Backs: The steel maker is still ‘firmly committed’ to growing via M&A as well.

So That Happened: I Hate My Job, Really, and Solar Panels Getting a Workout: IndustryWeek editors look into those stories and what Cleveland Cliffs' CEO really thinks about the U.S. Steel-Nippon Steel merger.

Lack of Women’s PPE Causes Safety Issues. Is Anything Being Done? How the manufacturing industry is responding to ill-fitting women's safety gear and delivering a more welcoming message to a category of workers that often has been overlooked.

Production Pulse: How EVs Fared in 2023 and What to Expect in 2024: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Policy Advisor Kristin Dziczek and Cox Automotive Director of Industry Insights Stephanie Valdez Streaty discuss electric vehicles with IndustryWeek.

Manufacturing Business News: $131 Million in EV R&D, 4D Printing and Other Headlines: IndustryWeek parent company Endeavor Business Media publications report on smart redundancy, hydrogen engines, customer standards and more.

Labor Report: Manufacturing Records More Job Openings, but Fewer Separations: The latest figures on job openings and labor turnover from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show a mixed bag for manufacturers.

Enter the 2024 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards Competition: This annual awards competition salutes manufacturing excellence across North America.

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Cybersecurity Concerns for Manufacturers in 2024: Protect your OT, stay vigilant against ransomware, remain skeptical about AI.

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