A common theme of science fiction is the interconnectedness of things—be they planets, species or technological processes. Real-world space exploration often verifies this view, especially in the area of technology.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—A practice designed to boost production at Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner factories in North Charleston, SC, and Everett, WA, has been so successful that it’s spreading to the aerospace giant’s other divisions. Called “champion times,” the practice measures the amount of time it takes Boeing workers to complete tasks at each stage of a Dreamliner’s assembly. The lowest total after all of the hours worked have been tallied is considered a champion time.
In April, President Donald Trump made good on a campaign promise and ordered the Commerce Department to conduct a “Section 232” review of steel imports. A provision of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, Section 232 authorizes the gov-ernment to take action to limit imports of products if they threaten national security.
MUMBAI, India—During the next five years, Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group plans to invest an additional $1 billion in the United States, where it is hoping that its two-wheel electric scooters will win over American millennials. Mahindra has already invested $1 billion in the United States, where it has 3,000 employees.
MONTREAL--Four customer aircraft have entered final assembly at Bombardier’s site at Downsview Airport here. The company says that it’s on track to deliver the first Global 7000 jets in the second half of 2018.