MFG Day 2014 Is Only 3 Days Away!

We have very exciting news: Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) 2014 is only 3 days away! It’s happening all day this Friday, October 3rd, 2014. If you don’t already know what MFG Day is, we recommend taking a look at our post about Manufacturing Day 2013 from last year. For a quick rundown, the idea is simple […]

Education Spotlight: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curricula to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage […]

Tips for Snagging a Manufacturing Internship

Internships are one of the best ways to learn about a given field without being committed for say, longer than summer break. They’re kind of like a test run for your career– maybe you’ll feel right at home and inspired to learn more, or it will uncomfortably seem like the wrong fit. In both regards, […]

What Can Brown Do For You (And Your 3D Printing Needs)?

Just when you thought you’d heard all the news there was to hear about 3D printing, something comes along to shake things up once again. This time, that shakeup is coming in the form of an announcement from UPS that they’re planning to expand their 3D printing services to 100 locations across the United States. For […]

Positions Available at Thurston Manufacturing Company

So we chatted a little bit on the blog this week about some signs that a career in manufacturing could be for you– for example, if you enjoy working with your hands or really want to have an impact on our nation, manufacturing is a great fit. And if you like to be challenged or […]

5 Signs That a Career In Manufacturing Might Be For You

Manufacturing today is an incredible career field with a wealth of opportunities for those who choose to work in it. It’s a fun, challenging, rewarding environment to work in every day–but how can you know if it’s the right path to take? Here are 5 signs that a career in manufacturing might be for you: […]

Calling All Irrigation Industry Techs

Late last week, the fantastic Cole Epley from the Omaha World-Herald covered a new initiative between Reinke Manufacturing and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture to incentivize students to work towards a degree in irrigation technology. Reinke’s hope is that more qualified irrigation technicians will graduate and fill the dearth of skilled workers that’s beginning […]

Bringing the East to the West

In the Kearney Hub yesterday, Governor Dave Heineman waxed eloquently about Nebraska’s partnerships with potential trading partners. The Governor (and the state) is working to make Nebraska a better and more fertile place for startups and potential businesses. As a result, not just national companies, but international companies as well, are seeing the appeal of […]

Lincoln Logs Will Soon Be Manufactured in the U.S.!

We just got word of some exciting news for American manufacturing: production of Lincoln Logs is being moved back to the United States! Pride Manufacturing Company announced Wednesday that it would soon be producing Lincoln Logs at its plant in Burnham, Maine. Currently, Lincoln Logs are made in China. After the switch, it’s expected that 80% […]