Goods Made with Uyghur Forced Labor Still Likely Entering the U.S., Key Congressional Panel Finds

May 24, 2023

Category: Regulations

A number of products “produced or manufactured wholly or in part with Uyghur forced labor may continue to enter the United States” despite new efforts to halt these imports, according to a policy proposal approved Wednesday by the Select Committee […]

The Biden Administration Just Unveiled “Buy Clean” Guidelines. Here’s What You Need to Know

May 17, 2023

Category: Regulations

The General Services Administration (GSA) on Tuesday issued new “Buy Clean” pilot guidelines for the procurement of substantially lower embodied carbon construction materials, including steel. These requirements will apply to 11 GSA projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) […]

Rooftop solar panels could power one third of US manufacturing sector, claims study

May 11, 2023

Mounted on the rooftops of industrial buildings, solar panels could meet the entire electricity demand of up to 35% of U.S. manufacturers. A new study, published in Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability, investigates the feasibility of meeting these electricity demands […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Rocket Lab Sets Date for 2nd NASA TROPICS Launch to Deploy Storm Monitoring Constellation

May 16, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab is preparing to launch the second half of NASA’s TROPICS satellite constellation as early as May 22, just two weeks after successfully completing the first launch Mahia, New Zealand. May 15, 2023 – Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: […]

Process, Production

Factory Production Rebounds in April After March Slump

May 16, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Production at U.S. factories rebounded in April, led by a firm advance at automakers and suggesting some stabilization in goods demand. Manufacturing output rose 1% last month after downward revisions to the prior two months, Federal Reserve data showed May […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Automakers Scramble to Get Into Mining

May 15, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

When General Motors began outlining plans in 2020 to fully switch to electric vehicles, it didn’t account for one critical factor: Many of the battery minerals needed to fulfill its plans were still in the ground. “I remember seeing a […]