Hershey's Reese's Lawsuit; Stanley Black & Decker Injury; Campbell's Closes Plant | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 172

Also on the podcast, Toyota's engine reborn, Boeing's subsidiary's new X-plane, Ford teases supertruck, union problems at VW Mexico, and anniversary at crash test dummy factory.

Editor's note: Download and listen to the audio version below and click here to subscribe to the Today in Manufacturing podcast.

The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors of Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN).

This episode is brought to you by Weavix, the first to introduce safety-compliant music, breaking the monotony of everyday work. Always ensure you have the ear of the worker while enhancing worker safety and connectivity. With adaptive music controls compliant with OSHA regulations, geofencing for restricted areas, and customizable volume settings, safety is prioritized while boosting worker satisfaction. Use Weavix to drive frontline engagement and increase worker retention. Explore how Weavix is transforming frontline operations at weavix.com.

Every week, we cover the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Boeing Subsidiary's New X-Plane Sprints to Next Design Phase - @2:56

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, recently completed the conceptual design review for a new high-speed X-plane.

Toyota Shows 'an Engine Reborn' with Green Fuel Despite Global Push for EVs - @11:50

Toyota is putting a futuristic spin on the traditional internal combustion engine.

Campbell's to Close Plant, Cut 415 Jobs - @24:21

Campbell’s is making some big cuts to eliminate "inefficient" sites.

Stanley Black & Decker Faces $222,000 in Fines After Maintenance Worker Severely Injured - @35:50

A 29-year-old maintenance electrician suffered severe burns during an electrical arc flash at an MTD Products facility in Willard, Ohio.

Hershey Sued Over Deceptive Carvings on Reese's Products - @42:55

The Hershey Company is facing a federal class action lawsuit because at least four customers feel duped by specialty Reese's product packaging.

In Case You Missed It

Ford Teases Electric Supertruck That Will Attempt to Scale Pikes Peak - @56:21

It's based on the F-150 Lightning.

Worker Rights Violations at Huge VW Plant in Mexico - @1:02:22

On April 25, 2024, 10 workers fired from Volkswagen's assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico, filed a petition alleging worker rights violations.

Crash Test Dummy Factory Celebrates 30th Anniversary - @1:08:25

Located in Erie County, the 45,000-square-foot facility was the first of its kind.

Please make sure to like, subscribe and share the podcast. And to email the podcast, you can reach any of us at Jeff, Anna or David @ien.com, with “Email the Podcast” in the subject line. Subscribe to our daily and weekly newsletters.

More in Video