Andy Szal
Senior Reporter

Andy Szal writes about manufacturing, technology, energy, food, labor and regulatory issues for Advantage Business Media's manufacturing group. He previously spent nearly 10 years covering politics and business issues in Madison, Wisconsin.

In this Manufacturing Minute episode, advances in 3D-printing technology and Intel’s big bet on self-driving cars.
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8.17.2017
2:45pm
After the firestorm over the weekend’s violence in Virginia prompted several leaders of companies and manufacturing groups to resign from White House panels...
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8.16.2017
2:34pm
A New Jersey aluminum manufacturer announced layoffs of 61 employees in the wake of an "onerous" fine levied by federal workplace safety regulators...
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8.16.2017
8:45am
Last week Siemens unveiled a newly expanded campus to train workers on advanced manufacturing technology.
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8.14.2017
9:58am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a heat-conducting plastic and the winner of Amazon’s robotics challenge.
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8.10.2017
10:10am
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U.S. automakers reported sharply lower July sales in another indication of a sluggish domestic auto market.
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8.2.2017
8:14am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, an ultra-thin material to capture human movement energy and driving with dragonfly vision.
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8.1.2017
10:09am
The U.S. manufacturing sector is littered with anecdotes from companies worried about a lack of skilled workers to staff increasingly sophisticated operations...
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7.31.2017
9:33am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Google Glass makes a return and a new material for super-fast jets.
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7.26.2017
10:13am
The Trump administration recently disclosed plans to halt several more pending workplace safety regulations.
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7.25.2017
7:42am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, self-destructing electronics and a robot you can speak to.
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7.20.2017
9:50am
Federal labor regulators reportedly cited Exxon Mobil for nine workplace safety violations after an explosion at a Louisiana facility late last year.
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7.17.2017
12:21pm
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a morality algorithm for autonomous cars and a robot with a sense of touch.
7.13.2017
12:07pm
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Factory robots could be vulnerable to a variety of cyberattacks, according to a recent analysis by a Japanese security software company.
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7.12.2017
7:05am
Federal labor officials last week sought a five-month delay in the implementation of controversial workplace injury reporting requirements.
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7.10.2017
7:41am
The largest companies in the U.S. auto industry reported sluggish first-half sales in 2017, according to their latest monthly reports.
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7.5.2017
7:45am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, a new cool battery and virtual reality that’s easy on the eyes.
6.29.2017
10:07am
Federal labor regulators outlined plans to alter a rule limiting workplace exposure to beryllium just weeks after new limits on the toxic metal took effect.
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6.29.2017
9:23am
An investigation into a deadly 2016 crash involving Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system showed that the driver was warned numerous times to keep his...
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6.23.2017
9:41am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, emissions from idling vehicles and BMW gets into the scooter market.
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6.22.2017
10:25am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a creepy Robocop joins the Dubai police force and room-temperature metal refining.
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6.13.2017
10:18am
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Telsa CEO Elon Musk reportedly asked to meet with any employee injured on the job after an analysis found elevated injury rates at the electric vehicle maker...
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6.6.2017
7:10am
The largest U.S. automakers reported stagnant sales numbers in May despite more strong performances by trucks and SUVs.
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6.2.2017
9:12am
A group of Democratic senators recently asked the Trump administration to review delays in recent federal rules designed to further reduce workplace exposure...
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5.31.2017
7:04am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, protecting 3D-printed prototypes and a bacteria-laden fabric that could help keep you cool.
5.30.2017
10:04am
Tesla's California auto plant saw a higher rate of workplace injuries that the U.S. auto industry as a whole in recent years, a newly released report...
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5.30.2017
7:47am
The Trump administration this week released details of its first budget proposal, which confirmed sweeping cuts to nearly every government agency.
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5.26.2017
7:17am
Federal investigators believe that a Vermont man stole equipment from the cheese plant where he worked in order to sell maple syrup production equipment on the...
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5.19.2017
10:11am
Democratic lawmakers this week introduced legislation that would restore the ability of federal labor authorities to penalize employers for certain record-...
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5.19.2017
10:07am
The nation's top automakers this week all reported slower April sales compared to the same month of 2016.
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5.3.2017
9:36am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, making robots easy to use and answers to lingering questions about AeroMobil’s flying car debut.
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4.27.2017
10:59am
Manufacturers need to change their approaches if they hope to reduce the gender gap in their industry, according to a recent analysis.
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4.25.2017
10:07am
An overheated pump led to an August explosion that killed an employee at an Airgas plant in Cantonment, FL, federal investigators reported this week.
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4.21.2017
10:43am
Manufacturers' payments for insurance policies that guard against cyberattacks nearly doubled last year, according to a recent analysis.
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4.20.2017
7:45am
A portion of Tesla's "Gigafactory" battery plant in northern Nevada was evacuated after a cleaning solvent spilled at a loading dock Monday.
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4.19.2017
7:38am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, self-diagnosing industrial equipment and Ford debuts a crib that simulates night-time drives.
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4.13.2017
2:23pm
Power management company Eaton and engine maker Cummins this week announced a joint venture to produce automatic transmissions for commercial vehicles.
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4.13.2017
8:50am
A Kentucky startup could provide a solution for companies that want to make their products in the U.S. without the massive capital investment that would...
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4.11.2017
8:50am
A former Obama administration labor official last month vowed to disclose major penalties for workplace safety violations after the Occupational Safety and...
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4.6.2017
8:48am