5 Companies Manufacturing Right Here In the U.S.A.

If you’ve poked around our Cool Stuff Being Made page, then you already know that there are a lot of cool products manufactured here in the United States. But those products are just the tip of the iceberg as far as manufacturing in the United States is concerned. To show you how much variety there […]

Start Out School On the Right Foot

Ah, the beginning of a new school year. It’s always exciting and rife with possibilities, clean slates and a chance to make this the best school year ever. Whether you’re in your senior year of college, teaching your millionth semester, just starting out at a technical school, or enjoying the years of middle school and […]

2 Great Tools for Manufacturing Job Seeking In Nebraska

By now, you ought to know how fruitful a career in manufacturing can be. With great pay, fulfilling work, and job openings popping up every day all over the state, there are a lot of reasons to consider a career in manufacturing. But let’s say you’re convinced of the possibility–where do you turn next? With […]

Thousands of Gallons of Water Saved By Kearney Farmer’s Invention

It makes a lot of sense that agricultural innovation is particularly high here in Nebraska– after all, thanks to the extensive potable farmland across our state, the agriculture and manufacturing industry are two of the main drivers of our strong economy. Part of the joy of having a passion for manufacturing is the base curiosity […]

Want to Learn More About Manufacturing–Hello Twitter

About a year ago, we listed five really fantastic Twitter accounts to follow for students who wanted to learn more about manufacturing and the skills gap. Most manufacturers, inventors, and engineers are participating on Twitter in an ongoing conversation about what’s happening in the manufacturing world. Especially in the manufacturing industry, where dynamics change so […]

Coming Soon: Careers in Manufacturing Day at Southeast Community College–Milford

We’re excited to announce that Southeast Community College–Milford (whom we’ve featured here on the blog before) will be hosting Careers in Manufacturing Day on October 17th, 2014 for excellent students in Lincoln and Southeast Nebraska interested in careers in manufacturing. What Careers in Manufacturing Day Is Careers in Manufacturing Day on October 17th, 2014 at Southeast Community […]

Goals for Students and Educators in 2014

Scottsbluff Public Schools Superintendent, Rick Myles, published a piece in the Scottsbluff Star-Herald about the goals of the district for the upcoming year. A few of the notable ones include:  Early College and Advanced Placement, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Dual Credit Classes: All students will attain credit through meaningful learning opportunities that […]

Get Ready: MFG Day 2014 Is Coming Up!

It’s that time of the year: time to get ready for Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2014! Manufacturing day is less than two months away. This year, it’s going to take place on Friday, October 3rd! Here’s why it matters and here’s why you should attend. As you probably know by now, there’s a skills gap in manufacturing. […]

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. Expands Production

Back in March, we covered specialty company Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., recently hired by the Lincoln Fire Department to manufacture a new truck for the city, which will be released this fall. We were (and very much still are) happy to see cities in Nebraska utilizing our own fantastic manufacturers to fill their needs. And […]