German Manufacturer Brings Jobs to Omaha!

If you’re driving around Omaha near 132nd Street and Highway 70, you may have noticed a tiny new addition on seven acres of land by the intersection: German sheet metal part specialist Graepel recently opened a new, 45,000 square foot manufacturing plant less than a mile away from their previous location. The new plant means […]

Tips for Seniors on the Job Hunt

Ah, springtime: Warming temperatures, fresh air, blooming flowers, and high school or college seniors everywhere panicking about what their next step is going to be. It’s about that time in the year when graduation is looming and the pressure to find a job or pursue a different educational path is high. Even though graduating, whether from […]

What to Watch This Weekend: STEM Documentaries

After a long week of school, or work, or both, it’s sometimes nice to take the weekend and make some time just for yourself. For many people, this means catching up with their favorite television show on Netflix or going to see a movie, popcorn in hand. However, the best of both worlds occurs when […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Leadfoot LLC

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. Leadfoot LLC is one of those companies where their mere […]

Why Construction Is the Place to Be

Back in January, we reported that the construction industry in Nebraska is alive and well: with one notable exception. Despite the projections of the construction industry to grow exponentially in 2015, the sector is struggling to find professional workers that can help them keep up with the demand. In January, we reported that 71% of […]

Lincoln Makes the Cut for the Best U.S. Cities for Jobs In 2015

It seems as if Nebraska has a way of finding its place onto most top 10 or top 50 lists of note these days. Take last year, for example, when Kiplinger named Omaha as a hotspot for starting a business on their list of best cities for entrepreneurs. Nebraska is, quite consistently, rated one of […]

3 Nebraskan Innovations Making Their Way Around the Globe

Nebraskans have been making the news right and left lately with advances in manufacturing, engineering, and science that are crossing our state borders and making appearances in the rest of the country and the world. Here are a few of the noteworthy appearances. If there’s any we missed, please leave a comment in the section […]

Engineering 101

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, engineering is defined as the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Sounds cool, right? But what does that really mean? What do engineers do for our society, and how do their career […]

Elster Gas Receives Two Manufacturing Awards!

After 179 years of experience, it’s safe to say that Elster Gas knows their stuff. Elster’s Metering Americas Division is headquartered in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and that Nebraska location works with functions and sales teams in Canada, Mexico, South America, and the United States. Their Midwestern hub is how they’re able to maintain their status […]

Manufacturing and Mars One

Have you ever wanted to live in outer space? Well, that day is coming for the lucky people involved in the Mars One Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation that will establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. To create the human colony, a new human crew, selected and trained by Mars One, will arrive every two […]