Manufacturing Month Events Encourage Student Interest, Investment in NE

Governor, DED Director Promote industry’s role in workforce development OCTOBER 16, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)— Today, Governor Pete Ricketts continued to promote Manufacturing Month by visiting two businesses in central Nebraska. The Governor’s tour of Becton Dickinson in Holdrege and Royal Engineered Composites in Minden followed a 10-community tour this month to celebrate businesses within the […]

Dream It Do It – Manufacturing Month Initiatives

Columbus – Manufacturing Month – Tuesdays & Thursdays in October – Companies opening their doors for students: Companies include: Behlen Mfg. Co., BD, Industrial Engineering, Duo Lift, Mid-Plains/Central Confinement, Flexcon, Cargill, ADM, Columbus Hydraulics, City of Columbus, Central Community College, Loup, Sidump’r, Valmont Schools include (more being added daily): Columbus High School, Lakeview, Scotus, Humphrey, […]

NE Manufacturing Day to Promote Industry Education, Workforce Opportunities

DED, NeMAC leading efforts to recognize success in NE’s #2 industry  SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (LINCOLN, NEB.)— Statewide organizations are encouraging Nebraska companies to celebrate Nebraska Manufacturing Day on October 6, 2017. Nebraska manufacturers participate in Manufacturing Day, held annually during the first week of October, as part of a coordinated effort with national Manufacturing Day. […]

Lifelong Nebraskan’s ag experience feeds a unique industry need: growing healthy, exotic animals

Oxbow Animal Health’s focus on preventative nutrition grows a global brand Nebraska native John Miller will be the first to tell you that being an entrepreneur is about growing ideas, growing support, and growing clientele. “We’ve really been blessed to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right idea.” As a […]

Molding Nebraska’s workforce: Royal Engineered Composites growing talent within a global industry

Minden aerospace business chosen as the Nebraska Manufacturing Advisory Council’s latest spotlight company Whether they’re designing parts for one of the world’s fastest-selling jet airliner families or manufacturing equipment for Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airplane, Nebraska manufacturers are staking a claim in their own industry from the heart of central Nebraska. It’s just one unique aspect […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Neapco

This post is part of an ongoing series of profiles on manufacturers in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. Today, we’d like to highlight a Nebraska manufacturer who designs and manufactures some of the most competitive driveline solutions in […]

Nebraska: Home to Great Startups On the Silicon Prairie

Nebraska is finally making waves as one of the top STEM and technology hubs in the United States. Last month, WalletHub conducted a survey ranking geographical shifts in U.S. employment, according to digital reporter Seth Augenstein. Many of the usual suspects were still ranked high as the best metro areas for STEM jobs: Silicon Valley […]

Crowdsourcing Cattle: The Newest Beef Production Craze

“I grew up on an Angus cattle ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, and loved every minute of it,” says Honest Beef Co. founder Hannah Raudsepp. “I loved the work, the open spaces, the small schools, the people: all of it. Beef was included in at least one meal throughout the day, and I took for […]

What You Need to Know About the Transportation Innovation Act

On April 18th, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a $450 million act, also known as LB960 and fully readable here, as a result of the combined efforts of the Nebraska Department of Roads, the Nebraska legislature’s Transportation and Telecommunications Committee, and the Governor’s office. As you know from previous posts on our blog, transportation and logistics […]