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Battery Manufacturer To Open New Plant In Georgia

SK Innovation, a developer and manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles, have announced their plans for a new manufacturing facility in Jackson County, Georgia. The batteries manufactured at the new facility will produce batteries for both Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai-Kia Motors hybrid-electric vehicles. The new plant will be built at a total cost of $1.67 billion and be ...

Weekly Wrap Up For November 30th, 2018

Jason Burt from EHIIP Consulting discusses the issues that arise when companies are challenged by growth.  Lean Manufacturing is a methodology to help organizations create a self-sustaining, continuous improvement culture that addresses immediate issues and enables the resolution of future strategic initiatives surrounding growth, including maintaining quality, managing the labor expense, ...

Toyo Tire To Build New Manufacturing Plant in Georgia

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Toyo Tires will invest over $138 million in a new manufacturing facility in Cartersville. The plant will hire more than 150 new, full-time jobs. "As the No. 1 state for business, Georgia offers the strategic resources necessary to retain dynamic companies and support industry leaders in long-term growth," said Deal. "Toyo Tires is a valued member ...

SpaceX Receives FCC’s Blessing To Launch Over 7,000 Satellites

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has received the green light to put over 7,000 new satellites in orbit. In a press release dated November 15th, the FCC announced that SpaceX will, as part of a four-company collective, deploy and operate the satellites in a non-geostationary, very-low Earth orbit. The other 3 companies involved are Kepler Communications, Inc., Telesat Canada, and LeoSat MA, Inc. The total ...

GM Announces It’s Closing 5 Factories in North America and Cutting 15 Percent of Its Workforce in 2019

General Motors announced today that 5 manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada will be closing, in what the company referred to as an effort to continue “Transforming the global enterprise to advance the company’s vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, Zero Congestion.” This marks the most substantial restructuring since the company filed for bankruptcy 10 years ago. The statement, ...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Completes 2-mile Tunnel Under Los Angeles

The Boring Company CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Friday to announce they had completed digging out their 2-mile tunnel beneath Los Angeles. The tunnel, referred to as the Test Tunnel, is primarily a proof-of-concept for the company’s research and development of The Boring Company’s tunneling and public transportation systems already in the works. The goal is to build a tunnel system beneath ...

HRE Wheels Partners With GE Additives To Produce The First 3D Printed Titanium Wheel

Unsprung weight is a real issue for high-performance automobiles. Unsprung weight is defined as anything directly connected to the wheels such as tires, brake assemblies, differential, solid drive axles, hub motors, and of course the wheels themselves. Any reduction in unsprung weight has a tremendous effect on the performance of the vehicle. Aluminum and magnesium alloys are the materials of ...

Robyn Denholm announced as new Chair of Tesla

Tesla has a new Chair of the Board  and she has the unenviable task of overseeing Elon Musk. The company announced last week the appointment of Robyn Denholm to the Chair of the Board at Tesla The electric car manufacturer made the announcement last week following their recent settlement with the SEC over CEO Elon Musk’s fraud charges. The charges originated with Musk’s tweets indicating ...

Weekly Wrap Up for November 9th, 2018

The ISM Non-Manufacturing Report On Business, presented by Anthony Nieves, ISM committee chair for this report, is the ISM’s compilation of information that covers 88% of the U.S. economy, generally known as the services sector. OSHA’s Top 10 Violations For 2018 Deputy Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, presented the agency’s top 10 ...

Mitsubishi Develops New Additive Manufacturing Platform

Two divisions of the Japanese automotive manufacturer, Mitsubishi, have announced that they will be making their way into the 3D printing industry. Mitsubishi Electric has announced the development of a new process for metal 3D printing, while Mitsubishi Chemical plans on introducing a series of materials. Mitsubishi’s new additive manufacturing technique is known as “dot forming technol...