GM Worker Buyouts; Honda Motorcycle Airbag; Oshkosh Challenges Contract | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 110

Also on the podcast, another huge order for Boeing, Arrival is burning through cash, CAT workers reach new deal, Mississippi boots EV stores and the largest 3D printed home hits the market.

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The Today in Manufacturing Podcast is brought to you by the editors from and Industrial Equipment News (IEN). In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week:

Boeing Receives Order for Up to 121 Planes - @18:28

A pair of Saudi Arabian airlines, an upstart and the country’s flag carrier, announced plans to buy 78 jetliners from Boeing. 

Commercial EV Maker Arrival Burning Through Cash - @27:18

Arrival is a new startup that makes commercial electric vehicles, for now. 

Oshkosh Challenges $231M Army Contract - @40:27

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defense last week announced a formal bid protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office after the U.S. Army awarded a follow-on contract valued at $230.9 million to a competitor. 

Honda Patents Motorcycle Airbag That Detaches with Rider in a Crash - @49:11

In a recent patent filing, Honda showed off a new motorcycle airbag concept that mounts to the bike. 

GM Offers Buyouts to Most U.S. Salaried Workers to Trim Costs - @1:01:55

General Motors will offer buyouts to most of its 58,000 U.S. salaried workers. 

In Case You Missed It

Caterpillar Workers Ratify New 6-Year Contract with Company - @1:16:54

The new deal includes a $6,000 ratification bonus, 19% in pay raises and 8% worth of lump-sum payments.

Electric Car Stores Will Be Restricted in Mississippi - @1:22:05

Mississippi has restricted electric car manufacturers from selling vehicles in person unless they open franchised dealerships.

3D-Printed Minimalist Commune Planned for West Texas & Largest 3D Printed House For Sale in NY - @1:26:36

The idea of 3D printed homes seems futuristic, but last week, the largest 3D printed home in the United States was put up for sale, and a 3D-printed community was planned for Texas. 

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