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A manufacturer of display panels and other exhibition stands has been convicted of an offence under the UK's Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. In April 2017, an unstable stack of panels "toppled over" onto an employee causing him to suffer a dislocated shoulder and a broken arm. The cause was surprisingly simple.

In the 1970s, The Ford Motor Company had acres of open storage filled with made-in-England cars that they could not sell. The culture was to keep factories open albeit below capacity. Now they, and other manufacturers, are facing the same dilemma. Ford says it's not going to make the same mistake again.

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Here's a puzzle - what's northern, big, white and grumpy? No, it's not a polar bear. It's Canada - at least when it comes to its car manufacturing industry. What's that, you say? Does Canada have a car manufacturing industry? Apparently so.

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