High-Tech Lovers Can Find a Niche in Nebraska

One of the phrases commonly thrown around in connection with manufacturing is “high-tech.” And in case you haven’t yet heard, Nebraska is about to witness a birth of high-tech jobs in Kearney as a federal program turns the city into a “hotspot for jobs of the future.” NTV reports that Kearney is one of 21 […]

How Can Vets Translate Military Skills to Civilian Careers

Chad Storlie holds an MBA and is the Director of Interline Equipment and Equipment Management of Union Pacific Railroad’s Car Management department. In addition to his job with Union Pacific, the Nebraskan is an adjunct marketing instructor in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business and has taught Principles of Marketing since 2005. He loves working […]

“Hard Hats and Heels” Trains Future Generation of Nebraska Engineers

It’s a co-ed camp, but one of Central Community College’s primary goals was to enlist female high school students to participate in “Hard Hats and Heels.” The summer camp, hosted by CCC and the National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI), enrolled eight females and seven males to participate during the month of July. The educational experience […]

Northeast Community College to Offer Manufacturing Diploma

Since its program began in the 2014-2015 school year, Northeast Community College has graduated two semesters of students who received certificates in Diversified Manufacturing Technology. If you aren’t familiar with Northeast Community College, we’ve highlighted the educational programs at NCC before: Think electromechanical technology, industrial facility drafting, and welding, to name a few. The school […]

Nebraska Tech Company Pioneers ‘Rural Sourcing’

Outsourcing American manufacturing jobs to other countries was a major theme in the industry circa 2001. In fact, outsourcing to China actually cost the U.S. 3.2 million jobs from 2001-2013. According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, three quarters of those jobs were in manufacturing. That’s no small number, and it significantly impacted […]

Fortune Magazine Recognizes Nebraska’s Quality Labor Force

This week, Fortune Magazine ran a piece titled “How This State Ended up with America’s Lowest Unemployment Rate.” If you haven’t figured it out yet, “this state” referred to Nebraska, the holder of the title of lowest unemployment rate in the entire nation. With a 2.6% unemployment rate, the current rate for June is Nebraska’s […]

Manufacturers In Nebraska: Signs & Shapes International, Inc.

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. Most of the country associates Nebraskan manufacturing with agriculture, technology, […]

MCC Opens Two New Centers to Train Middle-Skilled Workers

Metropolitan Community College is working harder than ever to train an emerging workforce for the equally emerging technological field in today’s society. These efforts are all taking place within the walls of their brand new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies (CAET), another outstanding way to help students work with the link between manufacturing and […]

Nebraska Works Hard to Invest In Sustainable Technology

From solar-powered pivots in Lindsay to the addition of wind turbines throughout the Midwest and Nebraska, Nebraska has long been a pioneer in sustainable and renewable technology. A priority for manufacturers is finding the best, most efficient, and most sustainable way to produce something, and that includes energy as well. How can we invest now […]

Association Works to Raise the Profile of Nebraska Manufacturing

“You don’t settle for manufacturing, you aspire to it.” Deb Franklin, vice president of human resources for Claas Manufacturing, spoke in a closed-door meeting last week with state, local, and industry stakeholders. For Claas, as well as for manufacturers in a variety of industries, part of the problem during their hiring process is that they […]