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Battery manufacturer fined $431K by EPA for violating the Clean Air Act

June 18, 2024
Additionally, the company will have to spend $250,000 to resolve the violations.
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NAM to fight industry tax increases with Manufacturing Wins campaign

June 17, 2024
With many aspects of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act set to expire at the end of 2025, NAM is concerned that tax increases will hinder manufacturers.
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Sicona to open silicon carbon anode materials facility in south-eastern U.S. 

June 14, 2024
Sicona has decided to move forward with the phased development of a 6,700 tonne per annum (tpa) silicon-carbon anode materials production plant.
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Anduril invests $75 million to expand rocket motor manufacturing plant in Mississippi 

June 14, 2024
This investment will be used to increase the propellant mixing and solid rocket motor annual production capacity from 600 to more than 6,000 tactical-scale solid rocket motors...
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ElectricFish unveils EV charging solution manufacturing facility in California 

June 13, 2024
To help support the project, ElectricFish received a $1.69 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC).
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Worker crushed to death in industrial accident at Michigan manufacturing facility

June 13, 2024
"While moving the sheet metal, the cart caught an uneven edge of a walking-working surface and tipped over onto the victim."
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Topsoe spends $400 million to open electrolyzer factory in Virginia 

June 12, 2024
The new factory will manufacture solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC), which are used in the production of clean hydrogen.
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3 workers injured in explosion at Johnson Controls manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania

June 12, 2024
The explosion occurred at 7:32 a.m. in the 100 block of Cumberland Valley Avenue and injured three workers.
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NAM and ACC file petition to stop EPA regulation of PFAS in drinking water

June 11, 2024
The EPA introduced the final rule in April, claiming that the standard would reduce PFAS exposure for approximately 100 million people.
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PPG invests $300 million to build paint, coating plant in Tennessee and upgrade existing facilities

June 10, 2024
The new 250,000-square-foot facility will manufacture paints and coatings products and solutions for automakers and automotive parts suppliers.
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Boviet Solar invests $294 million to open first U.S. production facility in North Carolina 

June 7, 2024
The solar energy technology company focuses on manufacturing monocrystalline PV cells for the solar industry.
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Motor manufacturer spends $3 million to expand Connecticut plant and revitalize Tooling Center 

June 7, 2024
The expansion will include enhancements and upgrades to the Tooling Center's size and capabilities.
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GF Casting Solutions invests $184 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Georgia 

June 6, 2024
The new plant will be used to manufacture cast aluminum parts, with a special focus on large structural components for the automotive industry.
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BWX Technologies invests C$80 million to expand nuclear commercial manufacturing facility 

June 5, 2024
The commercial nuclear manufacturer will invest C$50 million to increase the facility’s footprint 25% to 280,000 square feet.
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Smith Foundry fined $80k by EPA and must cease furnace, casting operations within 1 year

June 5, 2024
The EPA alleges that the iron foundry, which is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, violated the Clean Air Act.
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Pallet manufacturer fined $177K after worker is struck by a machine and dies

June 4, 2024
Since 2016, Konz’s Appleton plant has been inspected five times, and was cited for four serious violations in 2019.
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Hyundai manufacturer and partners allegedly used and profited from child labor

June 3, 2024
The DOL is asking that the profits generated by the use of oppressive child labor be surrendered since it violates the “hot goods” provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Greif to open new bulk corrugated manufacturing facility in Texas 

May 31, 2024
The new plant will make triple wall sheets and jumbo boxes.
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Food manufacturer invests $4 million to expand operations in Tennessee 

May 31, 2024
The expansion will include adding a second shift and additional space.
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Firestone invests $8.9 million to expand manufacturing and distribution in Tennessee 

May 30, 2024
The proposed expansion includes a warehouse center and small box kitting operation.
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BENTELER invests $21 million to build new metal processing plant in Louisiana 

May 30, 2024
The project will expand the company’s presence at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana.
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Report: Improving manufacturing and supply chain visibility are top priorities for industry leaders

May 29, 2024
The report, which tracks perspectives on the economy, supply chain, AI, sustainability, and more, shows that the manufacturing industry is at an inflection point.
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Packaging manufacturer invests $37.4 million to expand operations in Virginia 

May 29, 2024
The expansion will consist of building upgrades and new machinery added to its existing 200,000-square-foot facility.
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Pratt & Whitney invests $20 million to expand GTF MRO capacity at Florida facility 

May 28, 2024
Pratt & Whitney plans to increase its workforce by 25% and add new critical equipment throughout various areas of the facility.
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Stanley Black + Decker fined $222K after worker is injured in electrical arc blast

May 28, 2024
The worker suffered severe burns during an electrical arc blast while trying to replace fuses to repair an industrial oven.
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Honda invests $700 million to establish electric vehicle hub in Ohio 

May 23, 2024
The EV Hub will be used to help employees develop their knowledge and expertise in EV production.
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NAM files lawsuit to block OSHA’s finalized “walkaround” rule

May 23, 2024
The NAM believes that this change fails to advance OSHA’s mission of ensuring workplace safety, goes beyond the department’s authority, and violates businesses’ rights.
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Chemical manufacturer invests $50 million to strengthen semiconductor manufacturing supply chain in New York

May 22, 2024
The facility currently produces anhydrous hydrogen chloride (aHCL), which is necessary to create epitaxial semiconductor wafers.
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WATT Fuel Cell to increase manufacturing capabilities at Pennsylvania plant

May 22, 2024
The expansion will allow WATT to increase production of the company's newest distributed energy, small-scale fuel cell products.