Solar Set to Comprise 50% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022


According to a new report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, almost half of the planned 2022 electric capacity additions in the United States are expected to be solar.  With 46.1 gigawatts of new utility-scale electric generating capacity projected to be added to the U.S. power grid, the EIA’s Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory …

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Honda Still on the Fence About U.S. EV Manufacturing 


Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. recently stated that it’s still undecided on where to manufacture EVs in the United States, questioning the country’s demand despite soaring sales numbers from competitors miles ahead in their own electrified transitions. Like many other traditional automakers, Honda’s goal is to have 100% electric sales by 2040, although a huge …

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Toyota Becomes First Foreign Auto Company to Top U.S. Sales

top-selling automaker

2021 was a difficult year for auto manufacturers who struggled to meet demand due to the ongoing global chip shortage and lingering impacts of Covid-19. Despite these issues, Toyota still managed to make history by unseating General Motors as the top-selling automaker in the United States last year, becoming the first manufacturer based outside the …

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American Factory Orders Saw Strong Increase in November

American Factory Orders

According to new information released by the Commerce Department, new orders for U.S.-manufactured goods accelerated significantly in November, while business spending on equipment seemed to struggle to rebound in the fourth quarter. The report, released this past Thursday, showed that American factory orders rose 1.6% in November. Data for October was revised higher to show …

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Leonardo Electronics US Set to Build Semiconductor Manufacturing Near Tucson, AZ

Semiconductor Manufacturing

According to a new statement put out this past Monday, Leonardo Electronics US Inc., which manufactures defense, security, medical and industrial products, plans to build a new semiconductor laser manufacturing facility on 13 acres at Innovation Park in Oro Valley, six miles north of Tucson, Arizona. The one-story, tilt-up building will include manufacturing, assembly, testing, …

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December 2021 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

December 2021 Manufacturing ISM® Report

Manufacturing PMI® at 58.7% New Orders, Production and Employment Growing Supplier Deliveries Slowing at a Slower Rate; Backlog Growing Raw Materials Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Increasing; Exports and Imports Growing (Tempe, Arizona) — Economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in December, with the overall economy achieving a 19th consecutive month of …

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Tesla to Recall Over 475,000 Cars in the U.S. 

Tesla recall

The last year was another major one for Tesla, as they saw continued growth and sales while other auto companies experienced delays and other manufacturing problems. However, a new major recall seems set to potentially stump much of the company’s momentum going into 2022. On Thursday, the company announced that it was recalling 356,309 vehicles …

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2022 Manufacturing Trends: Reaching the Future of Work

2022 Manufacturing Trends

by Robin Fleming The following article appears in this month’s issue of Manufacturing Outlook Digital Magazine. For a limited time, we’re offering Manufacturing Talk Radio listeners a FREE subscription. Visit to subscribe today! As 2021 comes to an end, the manufacturing industry is looking forward and determining ways to overcome and navigate new industry …

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GE Appliances to Invest $118 Million in Georgia Factory

GE Appliances

GE Appliances, a unit of Chinese appliance maker Haier, has announced that it plans to invest more than $118 million into expanding its LaFayette factory in northwest Georgia. According to spokesperson Julie Wood, the company needs to expand because of increased demand for the electric ranges, wall ovens and gas and electric cooktops it makes …

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