Weekly Wrap Up For August 20th, 2021

Norbert Ore, Senior Correspondent on Global Purchasing Manager’s Index Surveys reports that overall conditions are good globally and expectations for manufacturing are continued expansion through the balance of 2021; albeit, current inflation may not be temporary.

car factoryNissan Halts Production Due to Virus Outbreak at Chip Supplier

With microchips still being hard for auto manufacturers to acquire, production slowdowns or pauses have still remained common. The latest is Nissan, which is halting production at one of their American plants due to new virus-related supply complications. (Read More)


peleton-factoryPeloton Breaks Ground on 1st U.S. Factory

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans found themselves unable to visit the gym. As a result, home workout equipment brands saw a massive increase in their sales. One of these popular companies, Peloton, is now set to begin building its first factory here in the U.S. (Read More)


offshore wind turnbineSenators Announce New Tax Credit Bill for Offshore Wind

As green energy continues to grow in importance due to climate change concerns, some nations are looking for new ways to encourage domestic green energy production. In the U.S., a new proposed bill could help drive up both domestic manufacturing and new offshore wind deployment. (Read More)


On today’s episode, Linda Rigano speaks with a true frontierswoman and inspiring leader in world-class tech. You’ll hear about her background, growing up in the Rocky Mountains, and the powerful role her strong single mother had as a role model in her life. We touch on the core values taught to her in childhood that have made her who she is today, and the logical framework of asking what can be done to change what doesn’t feel right that forms the basis of her work today. She goes on to tell us how seeing first-hand the disconnect between policy and real-life inspired her to pursue an education in how things really worked. We delve into Aidan’s studies and what sparked her interest in working at Apple before she tells us what she loved about her experience there. Next, she tells about her six-year journey with Samsara and the mix of real-world operating experience and manufacturing knowledge she has acquired. She also shares the best advice she’s received, who she considers to be her biggest source of inspiration, and why she would choose flying if she could pick any superpower. We hope you join us for an action-filled episode today!

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