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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Mazda extends MX name to new MX-30 EV crossover

October 23, 2019

Via: Automotive News

TOKYO – Mazda’s first mass-production electric vehicle will be a compact crossover called the MX-30 that gets suicide doors and a toned-down slit for a grille. The tapered rear of the MX-30 exudes a sportiness that pays tribute to the […]


Logistics, Process

Continental expects Q3 loss; powertrain spinoff slated for 2020

October 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

FRANKFURT — Continental said on Tuesday that slower automobile production growth over the next five years had forced the supplier to book a 2.5 billion euro ($2.8 billion) impairment. The auto industry slowdown has already prompted profit warnings from various […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Zotye USA signs dealers in 100 markets

October 22, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Zotye USA, the American distributor for Chinese manufacturer Zotye Automobile, has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first vehicle in 2021. Duke Hale, CEO for the U.S. distributor, said the filling of the […]


Logistics, Process

Ford botches Explorer launch, putting Hackett back on the hot seat

October 21, 2019

Via: Automotive News

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co.’s Jim Hackett and Wall Street analysts started this year frustrated with one another. Sure, the automaker had been underperforming, but the CEO appealed for time to show he was fixing things. He assured them the […]


Process, Production

VW’s Seat brand hit by Barcelona unrest

October 21, 2019

Via: Automotive News

Volkswagen Group’s Spanish brand, Seat, was forced to halt production amid demonstrations in Barcelona following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders, Spanish media said. Seat stopped production lines from midday on Thursday until Friday night amid demonstrations in favor of […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Corroded pipe led to Philadelphia refinery fire -U.S. Chemical Safety Board

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

The pipe fitting gave way around 4:00 a.m. ET (0800 GMT) on June 21, releasing more than 3,200 pounds of highly toxic chemical hydrofluoric acid (HF) into the atmosphere, the CSB said. That led to three separate explosions that hurled […]


Regulations

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft won’t testify before Congress: report

October 16, 2019

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc have declined to appear at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing on Wednesday on issues relating to the ride-hailing industry, the Washington Post reported, citing company and congressional sources. The two […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Quality Control

Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]


Industry Focus Areas, Workforce Development

Tumbling Into Safety

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

I took a tumble walking to my car after work the other day. It was my fault entirely. I chose to step over a rope fence rather than walk the extra 200 feet to the proper opening of the parking […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

J&J’s Legal Losses May Get Worse With 100,000 More Damage Claims

October 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Johnson & Johnson has taken some costly beatings in court this year. And it could get worse. Just last week, a jury ordered J&J to pay $8 billion for wrongfully pushing doctors to prescribe the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. While the […]