The workers flee the manufacturing city; Convicted Coke Engineer; Chemical plant explosion | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 67

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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing and the implications they have for the future of the industry. This week:

Canoo warns he may not have the funds to continue

It looks like startup EV Canoo is going up the creek without a paddle.

Stratolaunch completes final test of ‘world’s largest flying plane’

Stratolaunch has successfully completed its fifth flight test of the Roc, the largest flying aircraft in the world.

Several people died after the explosion of a chemical factory in Slovenia

An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and they are feared dead.

Ex-Coca-Cola engineer convicted in trade secrets case

A chemical engineer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for stealing trade secrets from soda cans.

Workers flee lockdown fears in manufacturing town

Once employees found out their colleagues tested positive, hundreds of Quanta employees flooded the exit doors.

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VW needs 1,000 workers in Tennessee

On Saturday, Volkswagen will hold a job fair at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company hopes to hire 1,000 production workers at the assembly plant.

Tesla could buy a mining company

Elon Musk said at the FT Future of the Car 2022 conference that Tesla was ready to buy a mining company.

Deere competitor hit by ransomware attack

The company said in a statement that it expects the attack to impact operations at specific facilities for “several days and potentially longer.”

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