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In the Headlines: Manufacturer fined for violating child labor laws

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Plus, companies continue to invest in American manufacturing.

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.  

Three New England states sign MOU for multi-state offshore wind procurement
Under the agreement, which is the first of its kind in the U.S., the states will work together to find and develop offshore wind projects that will benefit the area at a reduced cost.

Northvolt to open fully integrated battery manufacturing plant in Canada
The battery developer and manufacturer is calling the new facility Northvolt Six, and the new plant will have an annual cell production capacity of 60 GWh.

Powerboat manufacturer invests $75 million to expand production in Tennessee
The new facility will expand Malibu Boats’ production and manufacturing capabilities of Cobalt boats.

Food manufacturer to pay $140K in penalties for employing 11 teenage workers
Nine of the children were operating hazardous machinery.

Auto parts supplier spends $99 million to begin manufacturing in New Mexico
The new facility will be located on 30 acres of land, and construction is expected to begin in 2024.

Amogy to open $40 million manufacturing facility in Texas
The company, which specializes in ammonia power solutions, will renovate a 53,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, and operations are expected to begin in 2024.

Viega to open new $200 million manufacturing facility in Ohio
The company, which specializes in press technology for metal pipe fittings and valves, will use the plant to produce its ProPress and MegaPress products.

ABB begins construction on facility expansion in Canada
ABB will invest CA$16 million into the project, which will expand the existing facility by 30,000 square feet.

Amazon to build robotics fulfillment center and delivery station in Virginia
The 650,000-square-foot robotics fulfillment center is expected to be operational in 2025, and the delivery station will open in 2024.

Glass manufacturer spends $155.2 million to expand Virginia plant
The company, which manufactures glass for the commercial construction industry, will also create 335 new jobs for the surrounding area.

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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