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2022-05-12 23:09:06
by Dan McCue
White House Accelerates Response to Baby Formula Shortage

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his administration to “work urgently” to respond to the major baby formula shortage that has forced families across the United States to rely on others with leftover supplies to swap or sell... Read More

2022-05-09 20:35:44
by Dan McCue
World’s First Mass-Scale Sodium-Ion Battery Plant to Debut in Michigan

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that... Read More

HOLLAND, Mich. — A city perhaps best known today for being the home of the much-photographed Big Red Lighthouse that stands between the channel linking Lake Macatawa to Lake Michigan, will soon be home to the world’s first mass-scale sodium-ion... Read More

2022-05-02 18:08:10
by Dan McCue
Energy Department Allocating $3.1B to Support Battery Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to... Read More

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is making $3.1 billion in funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law available to manufacturers and other commercial entities involved in making, retrofitting and recycling lithium-ion batteries.  The investment is part of the Biden... Read More

2022-04-28 14:26:14
by Madeline Hughes
Commerce Secretary Urges Senators to Pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition... Read More

WASHINGTON — Billions of dollars will start flowing to the Department of Commerce if Congress passes the Innovation and Competition Act, also known as the Bipartisan Innovation Act, funds that will transform the department’s upcoming budget, according to Commerce Secretary... Read More

2022-04-21 21:13:29
by Tom Ramstack
Lawmakers Told US Needs Secure Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Market

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered... Read More

WOODRIDGE, Ill. — U.S. policy on alternative fuel vehicles is at a turning point in the transition away from gasoline-powered engines, according to witnesses at a congressional hearing Thursday. Delays in securing the metals and minerals to manufacture rechargeable electric... Read More

2022-04-21 20:56:26
by Dan McCue
GE Unveils New 3D Printer to Build Wind Turbine Towers On Site

BERGEN, N.Y. — When it comes to wind power turbines, taller really is better. But size dramatically escalates the cost... Read More

BERGEN, N.Y. — When it comes to wind power turbines, taller really is better. But size dramatically escalates the cost of projects while making some almost logistically impossible. Researchers at GE Renewable Energy recently came up with a solution —... Read More

Congress Seeks Compromise to Boost Computer Chip Industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A global computer chip shortage has made it harder for consumers to get their hands on cars, computers and other modern-day necessities, so Congress is looking to boost chip manufacturing and research in the United States with billions of... Read More

Biden to Require US-Made Steel, Iron for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their construction material. The guidance being issued... Read More

2022-04-14 21:50:23
by Tom Ramstack
Chinese Vehicle Manufacturers Fined $1.6M for Catalytic Converters

WASHINGTON — Three Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles and recreational vehicles must pay a $1.6 million fine after a federal court... Read More

WASHINGTON — Three Chinese manufacturers of motorcycles and recreational vehicles must pay a $1.6 million fine after a federal court in Washington, D.C., found they did not comply with U.S. environmental standards. The Environmental Protection Agency imposed the fines on... Read More

2022-03-31 13:42:58
by Dan McCue
Electric Vehicle Manufacturer to Invest Up to $2 Billion in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive... Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. — Vietnamese auto manufacturer VinFast has selected North Carolina as the site of its first North American automotive assembly and battery manufacturing plant. In announcing the decision at the new Raleigh Convention Center, VinFast Global CEO Le Thi... Read More

Ford to Run EV, Internal Combustion Divisions Separately

Ford said that it will run its electric vehicle and internal combustion divisions as two separate businesses to accelerate its... Read More

Ford said that it will run its electric vehicle and internal combustion divisions as two separate businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology and the Detroit automaker said Wednesday that its shift to electric vehicles is accelerating. Ford plans... Read More

2022-02-24 22:12:35
by Reece Nations
DOE Releases Strategy to Secure Clean Energy Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive strategy to ensure the stability of the country’s energy supply... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy released a first-of-its-kind comprehensive strategy to ensure the stability of the country’s energy supply and increase its independence on Thursday. “America’s Strategy to Secure the Supply Chain for a Robust Clean Energy Transition” was... Read More

2022-02-23 15:38:49
by Dan McCue
White House Sees Progress on Securing Critical Mineral Supply Chains

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that progress is being made on securing critical mineral supply chains, moves the... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that progress is being made on securing critical mineral supply chains, moves the administration says will power clean energy manufacturing and create good-paying jobs. Last year, Biden signed an executive order intended to... Read More

Key US-Canada Bridge Reopens as Ottawa Protest Persists

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it... Read More

WINDSOR, Ontario (AP) — The busiest U.S.-Canada border crossing was open Monday after protesters demonstrating against COVID-19 measures blocked it for nearly a week, but a larger protest in the capital, Ottawa, persisted as city residents seethed over authorities' inability... Read More

Truck Blockade at U.S.-Canadian Border Shuts Auto Plants

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto... Read More

TORONTO (AP) — The truck blockade by Canadians protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions is tightening the screws on the auto industry, forcing Ford, Toyota and General Motors to shut down plants or otherwise curtail production on both sides of the... Read More

2022-02-04 19:18:16
by Dan McCue
House Passes Sweeping Measure to Boost US Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The House voted 222-210 on Friday to approve legislation to bolster research and development to help the United... Read More

WASHINGTON — The House voted 222-210 on Friday to approve legislation to bolster research and development to help the United States better compete with China, unravel supply chain snafus and give a much-needed boost to the domestic semiconductor industry. Rep.... Read More

2022-01-26 19:09:00
by Dan McCue
House Democrats Release Mammoth Plan for Boosting Competition With China

WASHINGTON — House Democrats late Tuesday night released the America COMPETES Act, a mammoth, 2,912-page bill aimed at boosting high... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Democrats late Tuesday night released the America COMPETES Act, a mammoth, 2,912-page bill aimed at boosting high tech research and ending, once and for all, the semiconductor crisis that has caused rippling supply chain disruptions and put... Read More

2022-01-21 16:10:04
by Dan McCue
Intel to Build $20 Billion Semiconductor Factory in Ohio Amid Chip Shortage

NEW ALBANY, Ohio —Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, announced Friday that it is building a new $20 billion factory... Read More

NEW ALBANY, Ohio —Intel, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, announced Friday that it is building a new $20 billion factory outside of Columbus, Ohio. The news is so big amid a shortage of critical microchips that President Joe Biden used... Read More

2021-12-16 22:06:24
by Tom Ramstack
Biden’s Truck Driver Outreach Aimed at Easing Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to increase the number of commercial truck drivers in a... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Thursday announced a plan to increase the number of commercial truck drivers in a bid to alleviate supply chain gridlock. The plan includes assistance to state motor vehicle departments to issue more commercial licenses,... Read More

2021-12-16 13:09:00
by Reece Nations
Blue Dog Coalition Shares Supply Chain Hurdles, Solutions During Roundtable

SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Blue Dog Coalition hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday over impediments to the... Read More

SAN ANTONIO — Members of the Blue Dog Coalition hosted a virtual roundtable discussion on Wednesday over impediments to the national supply chain as well as what’s being done to solve them. The discussion featured input from Gene Seroka, executive... Read More

2021-12-14 21:29:46
by Dan McCue
New Dems Urge Swift Action on Supply Chain Crisis

WASHINGTON — Congress must take swift and decisive action to shore up the nation’s supply chains if it wants to... Read More

WASHINGTON — Congress must take swift and decisive action to shore up the nation’s supply chains if it wants to keep creating jobs and ensure America leads the global economy, the New Democrat Coalition said Tuesday. Specifically, the largest ideological... Read More

2021-12-02 19:19:30
by Kate Michael
Stabenow Says 'We Need to Be Making Things in America'

WASHINGTON — Over the last decades, the United States has hollowed out its industrial sector, continuing to focus on research... Read More

WASHINGTON — Over the last decades, the United States has hollowed out its industrial sector, continuing to focus on research and development but turning to other countries to actually produce much of what is needed to maintain a modern functioning... Read More

2021-11-24 15:54:32
by Dan McCue
Problem Solvers, Senators Renew Call for Fully Funding CHIPS Act

WASHINGTON — Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined members of the Problem... Read More

WASHINGTON — Before leaving town for Thanksgiving, Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined members of the Problem Solvers Caucus to call for fully funding the CHIPS for America Act, an initiative intended to increase semiconductor production in... Read More

2021-11-10 21:34:03
by Dan McCue
Joint Hearing Planned on America’s Clean Energy Supply Chain

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Two energy-related House committees will hold a joint hearing next week on supply chain issues related to the transition to a clean energy economy. The House Energy subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., and the Environment and... Read More

2021-11-08 19:26:09
by Dan McCue
US DOT Providing Additional $184 Million to Aviation Manufacturers

WASHINGTON -- More than 150 aviation manufacturing businesses will soon be receiving a portion of an additional $184 million in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- More than 150 aviation manufacturing businesses will soon be receiving a portion of an additional $184 million in COVID-19 relief, the Transportation Department announced Monday. The funding is being provided through the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9... Read More

2021-11-01 13:18:04
by Dan McCue
Bordeaux Leading Bipartisan Effort to Make Supply Chain More Resilient

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — It’s easy to dip one’s toe into the 24-hour news cycle and suppose the breakdown of the nation’s supply chain for incoming and outgoing goods is a west coast phenomena. The truth is, the backlogs have impacted ports... Read More

2021-10-20 21:25:22
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Intervene In Supply Chain Disruptions

WASHINGTON -- While economists warned about disruptions to the U.S. supply chain, Chuck Fowke told a congressional panel Wednesday about... Read More

WASHINGTON -- While economists warned about disruptions to the U.S. supply chain, Chuck Fowke told a congressional panel Wednesday about countertops. “If you can’t get the cabinets, you can’t put the countertops on,” Fowke said as he testified on behalf... Read More

2021-10-14 19:52:46
by Dan McCue
White House Action on Supply Chain Bottleneck Seen As First Step To Ending Crisis

WASHINGTON -- They’ve almost become as ubiquitous as scenes of weathermen and women leaning into the fierce winds of a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- They’ve almost become as ubiquitous as scenes of weathermen and women leaning into the fierce winds of a tropical storm during hurricane season. We refer, of course, to the daily television news footage of a reporter bobbing up... Read More

2021-10-13 15:44:22
by Dan McCue
White House Steps Up Fight Against Supply Chain Woes

WASHINGTON --  In an ideal economy, the nation’s supply chains work something like this: raw materials, finished products and ready-to-assemble... Read More

WASHINGTON --  In an ideal economy, the nation’s supply chains work something like this: raw materials, finished products and ready-to-assemble merchandise like cars and trucks flow into the nation’s ports. The largest of these ports, those blessed to sit on... Read More

2021-10-06 19:39:47
by Dan McCue
General Motors, GE Sign MOU to Develop Joint EV and Renewable Energy Supply Chains

DETROIT - General Motors and GE Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of the General Electric Co., have signed an agreement to... Read More

DETROIT - General Motors and GE Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of the General Electric Co., have signed an agreement to develop supply chains supporting the manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. What both companies are calling a “non-binding... Read More

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