You Can “Manufacture” That? A Look at How Tea Is Made

This post is the first in a series we’ll be doing on products that aren’t commonly associated with manufacturing in its most traditional sense. When we think of manufacturing, we often think of dirty, dusty factories with industrial workers like Lucille Ball churning out product faster than their bodies can actually move. In reality, manufacturing […]

TreeHouse Foods Expands Omaha Presence

Later this year, ConAgra will move its head office to Chicago, Illinois, partly to be near a growing concentration of food-centric marketing, research, and professional services, according to the Chicago Tribune. David Brown, CEO of the Greater Omaha Area Chamber of Commerce, said that Omahans tried their very best to stop the move from happening. […]

The Manufacturer Behind the Hostess Revival

Hostess products are part and parcel of the ethos of Americana. Sure, some people think Twinkies are pieces of plastic sponge that will last through Armageddon, but it’s hard to deny the allure of Donettes, Hostess cupcakes with their creme-filled core, Ding Dongs, Ho-Hos, Sno Balls, and other signature products that have become American icons. […]

How Nebraskans Are Working to Prevent Food Waste

Global warming, tainted water, air pollution, fossil fuel consumption, overpopulation, deforestation—it seems that human relationships with the earth are more fraught than ever. The ways in which we encounter our environment can no longer be taken for granted, and many of these conversations are controversial. However, today we’d like to highlight an issue in sustainability […]

Five Popular Segments for Careers In Manufacturing

Let’s say you don’t know anything about manufacturing: Zip, zero, zilch. However, maybe you’ve heard about the Renaissance of American manufacturing: the transition from gloomy factory jobs of the Industrial Revolution to the reality of modern-day manufacturing jobs that are well-paying, require skilled workers, and can be fulfilling and incredibly important careers. Where do you […]

TOBA Inc. Named 2015 Business of the Year

Unless you live in Grand Island or in Central Nebraska, TOBA Inc. may not necessarily be a household name for you. Many people do not know that TOBA has grown over 1,000 percent since 1995, making it the fastest growing food service company in the entire world. The Grand Island Area Economic Development Corporation Board […]

Manufacturers In Nebraska: Hiland (Roberts) Dairy

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. As they walked along the dairy aisle on their evening […]

Madeleine Albright Visits UNL to Discuss Food Science

Madeleine Albright fits the bill as a sharp, interesting woman who had a great impact on American history. As America’s first female Secretary of State, she set the bar high and took steps towards equality for females in government. It’s a success story when now, Albright’s young granddaughter, wonders, “so what’s the big deal about […]

Nebraska, Where’s the Beef?

We’re a Great Plains State, after all: Hence, cattle and beef production is vital to the Nebraska economy in a plethora of ways. In fact, Nebraska has the top three “cow counties” in the nation, and cattle production is the state’s single largest industry. This means income for businesses in towns across the entire state, […]

Changes Coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

From the literary naturalist Loren Eiseley to geneticist George Beadle and engineer Harold Edgerton, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has always produced successful figures in the engineering, science, and technology fields. And as one of the leading teaching institutions in Nebraska, as well as a prominent research leader, the school has always paved the path in […]