BMW Expanding Its South Carolina Plant Is a Good Sign for U.S. Manufacturing

Friday’s announcement of BMW’s expansion of a South Carolina plant “will mark another milestone for a factory that’s become a centerpiece of BMW’s global manufacturing strategy.” The manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina started producing cars twenty years ago. Since then, the plant has expanded its production to be known as one of the industry’s […]

The 5 Coolest Manufacturing Processes Around

We’ve said it before here on our blog, and we’re going to say it again: manufacturing is just plain cool. From the top-level all the way down to the individual processes in place at factories all around the world, there are elements of manufacturing that continually amaze us–and we’re involved in the manufacturing world ourselves! […]

Why Apprentice?

In early September, we wrote a bit about what exactly an apprenticeship is and why it’s important for anyone interested in beginning a manufacturing career. For a quick overview, apprenticeships are essentially paid internships in a skilled field, meaning that your experiences are a direct gateway into your chosen career path in manufacturing or other […]

Chinese Manufacturing Sees Slowdown for Fifth Straight Month

American manufacturing is booming. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles out there on the Internet and in newspapers telling the world of America’s triumph–of how America is bouncing back thanks to factories creating more jobs. But recently, it hasn’t been America in the spotlight. Instead, it has been China. And it’s not all […]

American-Made Goods: From Clothes to Jets

When considering manufacturing, many people think of typical goods like clothing and food. But manufacturing doesn’t just mean boring old household goods—it can also mean exhilarating new technology and awesome equipment. As one manufacturing operation in Albuquerque, New Mexico shows, American-made goods span from clothes all the way to jets that are made in the […]

Lincoln Fire Department Goes In-State for New Fire Engine

If you thought buying your first car was a big decision, Lincoln Fire Chief John Huff can help put things in perspective. As he signs the check for nearly $330,000 to purchase a new fire engine for the city of Lincoln, Huff recalls the tumultuous time when the city purchased seven engines in 2006. Under […]

For March Madness, 3D Printing Galore!

It’s that time of year again! Time for the most exciting event in college sports: March Madness! While we’ll have to wait until later this weekend for the state’s Nebraska/Creighton basketball matchup that’s sure to happen on Sunday, we have plenty of fun stuff to hold us over until then. One of those fun things […]

Auto Sector Pickup Spreading Throughout Manufacturing

A lot of our posts here at NeMAC have told you that the manufacturing sector will only continue to boom over the next few years. We wouldn’t be saying that if it weren’t true. But one industry that is doing especially well is the automotive sector, which will no doubt raise the bar for the […]