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  • One of TSMC's factories in Taichung's Central Taiwan Science Park
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    TSMC expects revenue to fall amid declining chip demand

    After years of microchip shortages, tech customers are tightening their inventories and reducing purchases.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Higher batter-coated product demand leads to Lamb Weston capacity woes

    More frequent and longer downtimes to clean and sanitize lines when batter is used impacts production line run-rates and availability, said the potato product supplier's CEO.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
  • Rivian electric pickup trucks are parked in a line.
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    Rivian falls short on EV production amid supply chain stall

    The electric vehicle maker has faced production downtime because of a shortage of a “key component,” executives previously said. 

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Bunge to spend $550M on protein concentrate plant

    The Indiana facility, which will create about 70 full-time jobs, will make key ingredients used in the production of plant-based foods, processed meat and other products.

    By Christopher Doering • Jan. 10, 2023
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    Oatly sells two plants in cost-cutting measure

    Ya YA Foods will take over most assets at the Texas and Utah facilities, as the plant-based food producer looks to focus on product innovation.

    By Sara Samora • Jan. 9, 2023
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    Automakers face Senate probe over forced labor in supply chains

    The chamber’s finance committee is questioning major manufacturers following reports of materials linked to the Xinjiang region of China.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    How climate change is expected to transform manufacturing

    Global warming is shifting the calculus for many firms, as flooding and record temperatures affect employee productivity and regional resilience.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Attracting Gen Z to manufacturing could require an operations overhaul

    With an aging workforce and hundreds of thousands of jobs to fill,  experts say the industry will need to offer flexibility and clear career paths.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
  • A Future Made in America sign is seen as U.S. President Joe Biden stands in a manufacturing demonstration area at United Performance Metals on May 6, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio
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    Why Ohio is attracting more manufacturing investments

    Growing investments from companies like Ford and Intel highlight the state's tax and talent benefits.

    By Sakshi Udavant • Jan. 3, 2023
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    Manufacturers strain to attract talent as more than 740K jobs go unfilled

    Companies are raising wages and adding flexibility in a bid to entice workers.

    By Jan. 3, 2023