the factory floor

noun

: the part of a factory among the ordinary workers where products are made
There's talk on the factory floor about a possible strike.

Examples of the factory floor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Union naysayers on the factory floor Within the Mercedes plant, there are workers warning about the potential pitfalls of unionization. Stephan Bisaha, NPR, 5 Apr. 2024 Worker-Directed Process Improvements Digital twins are mapping entire manufacturing plants with various sensors, enhancing the data flowing from the factory floor. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 During Shanghai’s 2022 lockdown, some Tesla workers slept on the factory floor. John Liu, New York Times, 27 Mar. 2024 The culture on the factory floor was, ‘This is production. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2024 On the factory floor, which was lit by bright fluorescent bulbs, more than a hundred and fifty North Korean women, most of them under thirty-five years old, wore head-to-toe white protective clothing, plastic aprons, white rubber boots, and red gloves that went up to their elbows. Ian Urbina, The New Yorker, 6 Feb. 2024 For example, a systems administrator might not be thinking about their building’s management systems, while a control systems engineer on the factory floor might not consider the laptops in their corporate offices. Marcus Fowler, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 Management neglected to address problems on the factory floor and the causes of the cheating were complex, Sato said. Yuri Kageyama, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 Walking the factory floor alongside Katahira-san was none other than GE’s CEO, Larry Culp. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024

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“The factory floor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20factory%20floor. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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