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In the Headlines: Companies continue to invest in American manufacturing

Sept. 25, 2023
Plus, report explores the use of robots in the manufacturing sector

The manufacturing industry is in a perpetual state of change. New technologies, policies, regulations, and company initiatives keep altering the role and perception of manufacturing in America. Every day, there’s a new plant, industry acquisition, research report, or law, and staying up to date on the latest information can prove difficult. Here’s what’s happening this week, in case you missed it. 

Eaton to spend $150 million to expand facilities and improve manufacturing capacity across North America
Of that investment, $80 million has been allotted to expand its manufacturing facility in El Paso, Texas.

Generac to build new manufacturing facility in Wisconsin
The company, which designs and manufactures energy technology solutions, hopes the new facility will help fulfill the demand for industrial generators.

Luxury RV manufacturer spends $861K to expand Tennessee production facility
Aero Build, LLC has announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Nashville, Tennessee.

Concrete pipe manufacturer fined $245,546 after worker is killed in concrete mixer accident
Investigators from the agency cited Foley Products Company for willfully exposing workers to crushed-by hazards, exposing workers to confined spaces hazards, and failing to have an attendant ready to retrieve workers safely.

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs receives $837,877 grant from NIST
The foundation, which is part of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association (FMA), will use the fund to expand its scholarship and manufacturing camp programs.

Schneider Electric opens new manufacturing facility in Texas
The plant will produce custom low-voltage and medium-voltage electrical products.

Report: Korea leads the work in industrial robot adoption
The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) has released its latest report on the use of robots in the manufacturing sector.

Trina Solar invests $200 million to build solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Texas
The 1-million-square-foot facility will produce 5 GW of modules and source polysilicon.

ABB to build $280 million robotics hub in Sweden
The new plant will allow ABB to expand its production capacity by 50% and improve its ability to supply the European market.

About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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