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Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Reaching Manufacturing Job Candidates

April 16, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The pool of potential workers must be wide and deep to create the perfect fit. Accessible through an annual subscription, FactoryFix is an online platform that matches vetted manufacturing workers with companies seeking specific skill sets. This platform sets a […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

GM and LG to spend $2.3 billion on second EV battery plant in U.S.

April 16, 2021

Via: CNBC

General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem will invest more than $2.3 billion in a second U.S. battery cell plant for electric vehicles in Tennessee, the companies announced Friday. The plant for their Ultium Cells LLC joint venture will be […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA adds ULA Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch Services Program Catalog

April 16, 2021

Via: ASD News

NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) has added United Launch Alliance’s next generation rocket, the Vulcan Centaur, to the NASA Launch Services II (NLS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract in accordance with the on-ramp provision of NLS II. “ULA is honored that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Walmart investing in GM’s Cruise self-driving car company

April 15, 2021

Via: CNBC

Walmart is investing in Cruise, General Motors’ majority-owned self-driving vehicle subsidiary, as part of a new $2.75 billion funding round for the company. The decision to invest comes about five months after the companies started developing a pilot program to […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric-Vehicle Startup XPeng Bets on the Tech That Tesla Rejects

April 15, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

GUANGZHOU—Once a Tesla Inc. fan who owned four of its vehicles, He Xiaopeng, co-founder of Chinese electric-vehicle startup XPeng Inc., now wants to overtake the car company that originally inspired him. While acknowledging Tesla as an inspiration, Mr. He said […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Oil Demand Is Recovering Despite Vaccination Hiccups, IEA Says

April 14, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A year after the pandemic and a price war sparked one of the weakest months in history for oil prices, the global energy market is well on its way to recovery, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. In its monthly […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Exolaunch set to introduce a Space Tug programme

April 13, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

According to the company, this features a new orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) – dubbed Reliant – that will launch satellites to custom orbits in an “environmentally responsible way”. It addresses issues around satellite performance, payloads, capacity and execution of orbital […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New York Expands its Landmark Buy American Rule

April 13, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

It’s been a year since the New York Buy American Act became a permanent part of state law. In 2021, though, it’s going further. The recently passed New York budget has expanded it. On April 8 Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Biden meets today with executives on chip shortage as U.S. auto industry feels the pain

April 12, 2021

Via: CNBC

Clarence E. Brown has experienced union strikes, plant shutdowns and layoffs due to parts shortages during his 47 years working for General Motors. But Brown, president of a United Auto Workers local chapter in Kansas, describes the ongoing semiconductor chip […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Huawei to Invest $1 Billion on Car Tech It Says Surpasses Tesla

April 12, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Huawei Technologies Co. will invest $1 billion on researching self-driving and electric-car technologies, accelerating plans to compete with Tesla Inc. and Xiaomi Corp. in the world’s biggest vehicle arena. Huawei’s autonomous-driving technology already has surpassed Tesla’s in some spheres, for […]