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In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:
An HVAC and plumbing company plans to raffle off two new homes, at a cost of about $500,000, in an effort to "reinvent employee appreciation.”
A court ruled that a sales manager who slipped and fell while working from home could be covered under his employer’s workplace accident insurance policy.
An aftermarket hard-wired radar detector could send too much voltage to the driver’s outside mirror and effectively "fry" its defrosting system, resulting in a pattern that resembles “digital worms."
As severe weather bore down on a Kentucky candle factory, workers asked managers to leave and seek shelter at their homes. Not only were their requests denied, but they were told that the would be fired if they left. Eight people were killed when a tornado demolished the facility.
When Air Force security personnel couldn't use new $19,000 night vision goggles because they couldn’t be properly fitted to their helmets, a master sergeant fixed the problem with a 3D-printable part that cost pennies to produce.
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