U.S.A. a “Rising Star” In Global Manufacturing

There have been countless headlines in the news over the course of the past week calling the United States’ manufacturing sector a “rising star.” And no report has been more influential in that time frame than a report released on Friday by Boston Consulting Group. According to Daily Finance, “A new ranking of the competitiveness of […]

UNO Students Tour Grand Island Career Opportunities

There’s some undoubtedly excellent programs to study skilled vocations in Grand Island, Nebraska, including the Grand Island Career Pathways Institute we mentioned on the blog a few months ago. The educational partnership between Central Community College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln is another reason the spotlight has shined on Grand Island in terms of educational opportunities: […]

Energy Revolution Creating More Manufacturing Jobs

2020 seems like ages away. For some people, it might be. But when it comes to the manufacturing world, 2020 is only a few short years away. Although those six years will fly by, it has been projected that “energy-intensive manufacturing employment will increase by one percent each year, through 2020. 72 percent of these […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Marshall Engines, Inc.

The city of Kearney in Buffalo County, Nebraska has a population of approximately 31, 790. Though the population isn’t necessarily massive, the city still hosts plenty of manufacturers and is the perfect place to begin a small business or open a location of another. From welding and general machining to beer brewing, lithographing, and string […]

LittleBits: Kid Tested, NASA Approved

Here on our blog, we’re no strangers to fun technology for getting kids interested in STEM education. But something we found recently may take the cake as some of the coolest tech we’ve seen to date. As the article in TIME asks, “What if experimenting with electronics was more like playing with LEGO?” That’s exactly […]

Local Opportunities at the Columbus Job Fair (And Beyond)

It’s spring: the season of flowers, warmer temperatures and, as it turns out, job fairs! For those looking for a job in manufacturing in Nebraska, now is a fantastic time to head out and explore the many opportunities available from local companies and job fairs. Last week, we blogged about the Ariens Company Job Fair […]

An Introduction to Laser Additive Manufacturing

In the past few years, there has been a lot of talk about additive manufacturing—especially with the creation of 3D printing that allows companies to make three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape. But more and more recently, the idea of laser additive manufacturing (LAM) has been taking off. Laser additive manufacturing has been used […]

Nebraska Graduates Return to Teach

The NeMAC website hosts a wide variety of resources for parents, students, and educators about the opportunities available in manufacturing education here in Nebraska. We’re lucky to have a wide variety of institutions that offer skill and STEM-heavy curriculums to help fill the need for future workers and manufacturers. For educators, it’s always rewarding when students […]

Ariens Company Hosting On-Site Hiring Fair April 24

Remember all that growth in manufacturing we’ve been talking about recently? Well, it’s happening as much right here in Nebraska as it is in the rest of the country. Ariens Company, which is based in Wisconsin but which has a facility in Auburn, Nebraska (south of Nebraska City), is hosting a hiring fair on-site next Thursday, […]

U.S. Factory Output, ISM Index Continue Growth in March

Earlier in February when the economy was still growing at a slower pace than expected, economists wondered whether or not the weather was to blame for the bad numbers being reported across a number of industries. Initial reports of numbers in March suggested that the weather was indeed to blame, and that warmer weather was […]