Toyota Adds Another Electric SUV to US Production

Toyota plans to invest $1.4 billion in its plant in Princeton, Indiana, to assemble an entirely new three-row, battery-electric SUV.

The Indiana plant will add an extra 340 jobs to its existing 7,500 workers.  This announcement follows Toyota’s February 2024 announcement of a large investment in its Kentucky plant, to manufacture a range of electric SUVs using different processes.


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Micron’s Two CHIPS-funded Fabs

Micron is building build two memory chip facilities, one in Clay, New York, and another in Boise, Idaho, with a $6.1 billion federal grant and $7.5 billion loan from the Biden administration.

The funding was made available through the CHIPS and Science Act established in 2022, which has the intent to bring back production of memory chips to the U.S., to stem dependence on foreign manufacturers.

The two facilities will add 26,500 jobs in manufacturing and construction as well […]

Par-Baking at Panera Bread

Panera Bread has received a lot of attention for planned menu changes that add new items and remove some old favorites, but the company’s planned changes go even further.

One of the potential changes is how the bakery functions. At the moment, Panera’s bread dough is made at a fresh dough factory (FDF), and immediately transported to individual stores to be baked fresh daily.

Panera Bread is now considering the use of par-baking, the process of partially baking bread […]

How 2 Billion PEEPS Are Made Each Year

PEEPS are the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy, and the spotlighted video shows the automated production process used to make over 2 billion PEEPS each year.


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This post is based on the Tomorrow’s World Today article, Candy Creation: A Conversation with PEEPS® Brand Manager Caitlin Servian, by TWT and Caitlyn Servian, March 27, 2024, and the YouTube video in the Spotlight. Image source: Vector_KIF/Shutterstock

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