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Building Better Teams and the Big Deal About Bias: IndustryWeek’s Weekly Reads

May 31, 2024
Also, an update on recent manufacturing facility growth and openings.

IndustryWeek’s Weekly Reads closes out May with a top story about growth, sharing manufacturers’ plans for expansion and the opening of a greenfield plant in Arizona. On a less positive note, layoffs at Lucid also captured the attention  of the IW manufacturing community.

Without further ado, here are the Top 10 most-read articles over the past seven days on IndustryWeek.com, plus one Editor’s Choice selection.

New Manufacturing Facility Announcements, Openings and Expansions: Check out our list to see what 3M, Kohler and PPG have been up to this month.

DuPont Preps Split Into Three Companies: The conglomerate is going further down the slimming-down path it has been traveling since its merger with Dow.

IIoT Means Nothing and No One Uses Generative AI: IndustryWeek’s 2024 technology survey digs into data collection and analysis, cuts through AI hype, indicates new interest in automation and suggests one of our predictions this year was completely wrong.

Lucid to Cut 6% of Workforce: The move is just the latest in a series of layoffs in the EV sector.

What’s the Big Deal about Unconscious Bias? Being more aware of how you communicate is a natural step toward creating a manufacturing culture where women want to work.

Manufacturing Is #1 in Cyber Attacks for Third Straight Year. What Can Be Done? Eighty-five percent of incidents could have been mitigated with patching, multi-factor authentication or least-privilege principles, an IBM study found.

Talent Advisory Board: Building Better Teams: IndustryWeek's panel of workforce experts discuss effective teambuilding.

Adults Showed Up for Me as Mentors. Now I’m Trying to Do the Same: My parents were in and out of jail when I was a kid. But at each stage of my life, there were people who helped make my professional success in manufacturing possible.

So That Happened: US Steel/Cleveland Cliffs in a War or Words: IndustryWeek editors discuss that story and some glue companies getting stuck together, using AI to land a job and why digitalization is hard.

Artificial Interest in Artificial Intelligence and Failed Unionization: IndustryWeek's Weekly Reads: Also, a barometer of the manufacturing industry and an update on the Baltimore bridge.

Editor's Choice

Oil & Gas Declines Hammer IndustryWeek U.S. 500: The comprehensive list of U.S.-based, publicly traded manufacturing companies would have posted solid profit margins and revenue gains, had it not been for massive declines at the 10 largest energy companies in the world.

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