What to Watch: Nebraska STEM Series

There are some truly fantastic videos out there that help share the world of manufacturing with those who may not be able to get out and experience a factory tour or direct interview with a manufacturer. We’ve covered videos of makers before on our blog, showing everything from how a boot is made to an […]

Nebraska Strengthens Ties with China

A few months back, we updated the blog in light of a recent announcement made by Governor Dave Heineman: Nebraska’s strong ties with Japan have increased the demand for Japanese companies to open locations in our state (think Kawasaki, think Mitsubishi subsidiary Agrex Inc.) And this morning, the Omaha World-Herald announced that Nebraska’s ties with […]

Manufacturing Podcasts

Podcasts are really an extraordinary development in technology, and an amazing tool for any insatiable learner or curious soul. Most of them (many of them) are free and they are essentially a chance to listen to experts teaching you about a variety of subjects. For us manufacturers, it’s fairly exciting that there are some absolutely […]

Omaha’s First Ceramic Printing Business: Tethon 3D

Investment group Linseed Capital recently expanded into central Omaha, at 719 S. 75th St., to be exact. Linseed, formed by Dr. James and Karen Linder, bought both the building (coming in at 10,000-square feet) and the adjoining home next door, said the World-Herald. The space will be used as office space, as well as a home […]

Putting the A in STEAM

We discuss the skills gap in a variety of contexts on the blog, and a major part of this issue is the lack of STEM education throughout America. For those who are unfamiliar, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math– all important fields for a variety of manufacturing and manufacturing-related careers, which is in […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Reinke Manufacturing

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. Nebraska manufacturer Reinke Manufacturing made our blog the other month […]

Somebody’s Gotta Do It

About a month ago, one of our favorite blue-collar heroes, Mike Rowe, was splashed all over the news for a variety of reasons. He had just come out with a fairly controversial stance on what following your passion really means, and better yet, his new television show was just about to launch on CNN. And […]

Nebraska Named Entrepreneur Hotspot

This week, Kiplinger named Omaha as one of the hotspots for starting a business (more specifically, #2 on a list of the ten best cities in the United States!) Other winners included Oklahoma City, Colombus, Ohio, and Denver, Colorado. This isn’t the first time a Nebraska city has made one of Kiplinger’s lists– Omaha also […]