Monday Manufacturing Round-Up: May 19th, 2014

Monday Manufacturing Round-Up

Today our links take a quick look around the manufacturing world of the Jeep Wrangler, Tesla’s plans for their battery manufacturing, and women in manufacturing. Here are today’s stories:

  • The Pittsburgh Business Times is reporting that Jeep is strongly considering making the next generation of Wranglers from aluminum. Jeep is closely monitoring the success of the new Ford F-150 that is being made with aluminum bodies.
  • Tesla has big plans for a battery manufacturing plant planning to break ground next month, and finish in 2020, but the Wall Street Journal isn’t so sure that it can be done. If Tesla were to be successful, they would be able to churn out as many lithium ion batteries as all of the current plants create today.
  • Women in Manufacturing has announced the date and location of this year’s, Women in Manufacturing Summit. The annual two-day summit aims to retain women currently in the manufacturing world, and attempt to attract more women into manufacturing.
  • The National Association of Home Builders blog, Eye on Housing, takes a look at the most common remodeling projects of 2013.

That’s it for the short list of links today. Here’s to a productive start to your week.

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