Peloton Manufacturing Cycles to the U.S.

Peloton has selected Troy Township, Ohio, as the location for its first factory in the U.S. to build bikes and high-end treadmill machines.

The factory will have one million square feet of manufacturing, office, and amenities space.  More than 2,000 jobs will be added to the area.  When the new factory is up and running by 2023, Peloton will become less dependent on its third-party manufacturers in Asia to produce home fitness equipment to meet surging local demand in the U.S..


The European Commission Plugs Standard Chargers

The European Commission (EC) proposed a new law mandating USB-C ports on electronic devices.

Interchangeable chargers would be more environmentally friendly and would make consumers’ lives easier. Although several manufacturers have already equipped their devices with USB-C ports and have bundled them with the appropriate chargers, Apple sees the law as a threat to innovation and to sales of its Lightning connectors.


Video Spotlight: EU Wants Universal Charger for All Devices (September 23, 2021, CityNews)


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Highly Automated Microfactories for E.V. Start-Up

A developer of electric vans and buses bets that smaller is cheaper. UPS seems to agree.

Automobile production and assembly line have been intrinsically linked for more than a century. Volume production justifies the high capital investments. Nevertheless, Arrival, an E.V. start-up, believes that highly automated microfactories are the way to go to produce small volumes of delivery vehicles. The production relies on flexible robots able to perform a variety of tasks. This unproven approach is appealing to UPS, BlackRock, Kia, […]

Black-Owned Distilleries Capture their Share of the Kentucky Bourbon Market

The American distilling world is becoming more diversified.

Distilleries owned and operated by African Americans are reshaping bourbon’s 200-year history in Kentucky. This is an important turning point for a beverage that was initially made by enslaved labor. The new entrepreneurs are making a difference by updating bourbon’s image and providing new economic opportunities. The competition is already intensifying as small, modest startups must fend off powerful, multimillion-dollar enterprises, and as access to capital remains problematic. Nevertheless, there are several indications […]

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