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.
Sila starts build-out of Washington auto-scale manufacturing plant
The build-out will feature automotive-scale production lines and quality systems.
Food and beverage packaging company invests $92 million to expand plant in Utah
Ya YA Foods has been awarded a post-performance tax reduction by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity.
Chemical manufacturer faces $298K fine for inadequate safeguards after fatal plant explosion
The accident occurred when a pressure valve exploded.
Celgard expands North Carolina manufacturing plant to support electric vehicle supply chain
The investment will be used to fund Hipore wet-process coating and finishing lines at the site.
New Supply Chain Resilience Center announced to help keep U.S. supply chains safe and secure
The purpose of the new government entity is to work with the private sector to better secure U.S. supply chains.
Reusable packaging manufacturer to expand Ohio facility
The company, which specializes in reusable packaging, will expand the plant’s production space by 30%.
DeWys Metal Solutions announces $3.4 million expansion in Michigan
The company will receive a $560,000 Jobs Ready Michigan Program performance-based grant from the state as an incentive.
DOE invests $169 million to fund 9 projects designed to accelerate electric heat pump manufacturing
The projects, which will be funded by the Inflation Reduction Act, are designed to increase electric heat pump manufacturing at 15 sites across America.
Stone Mountain Technologies to build $13.9 million gas-fired heat pump manufacturing plant in Tennessee
The new plant will manufacture ANESI high efficiency gas-fired heat pumps.
Manufacturer fined $596K for 58 health and safety violations
The investigation identified 58 violations, including two willful safety violations and one willful health violation.