Manufacturers in Nebraska: Kurt Hydraulics

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. If you aren’t familiar with Lyman, Nebraska, you’re not alone. […]

Maker Projects for Thanksgiving Break

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s the day to eat far too much turkey, take a break from school and work, and veg out in front of a football game for longer than you normally would. There’s something to be said for taking advantage of that free time, though, to complete a project or do an activity that […]

Trade School Scholarships

If you’re considering going to school, whether that’s a trade school, community college, or university, one of the most important questions is how you’re planning to pay for it. Many students take out loans, or work jobs while going to school part-time. It might be stressful and time-consuming in the moment, but could drastically improve […]

Flushing to Success

Manufacturing is an incredibly diverse industry in and of itself. When you think about it, it’s one of the only areas that truly touches just about every field– after all, it’s difficult to have a product without that product being actually created. Makers in the U.S.A work on our food, homes, equipment, automobiles, hairbrushes, toothpaste, […]

Women Remain Untapped Resource for Manufacturing

Social stigma is a very real phenomenon, and one of the main hindrances to women working in the manufacturing field. We’ve talked about this on the blog before, how anyone can succeed in manufacturing, no matter what gender you are and no matter what field of manufacturing you hope to work in. However, a recent […]

Fire Trucks, Agriculture and Software: Nebraska Manufacturers Continue Growth

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing manufacturing in Nebraska continue to expand. Granted, that’s not always the case. No matter how perfect a place is, there is never a guarantee that a business, even a manufacturer will be successful. Plants close all the time, and layoffs and bankruptcy do happen– that’s just life. However, for […]

4 Tips for Applying to a Technical College

Maybe you’ve never thought you wanted to apply to college, or maybe you just aren’t sure whether or not a four-year degree is a great option for you. What you might not know is that a two-year degree or diploma from a technical or community college is just as valuable for those looking for their […]

Celebrate Thanksgiving Nebraska Style

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, hands-down. What’s better than a holiday that revolves around friends, family, and food? It’s always a relaxing break, and the true beginning of the “holiday” season. However, it’s important to remember that the holidays are another fantastic opportunity to support local business and industry, especially some of our […]

Advice from the Oracle of Omaha

Warren Buffett, often referred to as the Oracle of Omaha, is one of the most well known figures in the business world, along with being the CEO of one of the largest American multinational conglomerates in the world- -Berkshire Hathaway. We’ve covered Buffett on the blog before, and it’s fairly difficult to discuss business in […]

Program Spotlight: Powerline Construction and Maintenance Technology at WNCC

About this time last year, we highlighted the absolutely outstanding automotive technology program at Western Nebraska Community College, a school that is a great choice for those in our state who are located closer to Wyoming than the rest of Nebraska. They have three campuses in Sidney, Scottsbluff, and Alliance—all located in the Western half […]