Update: Developing the Lincoln Career Academy

Our last post on the Lincoln Career Academy was in 2014. Back then, the academy was just one big construction project, still unsure whether or not it would be able to raise the money it needed. Academy director Dan Hohensee thought that the project was worth it, though, and was excited to take on the […]

Mark Your Calendars: MFG Day 2015 Is 2 Weeks Away!

See posts from previous years about Manufacturing Day here and here. Autumn is one of our favorite seasons, and not just because it includes sweaters and pumpkin-flavored things. No, autumn is one of our favorite seasons because October is National Manufacturing Month! It’s the time of year in which we can step back, admire, and […]

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 […]

New D.C. Subway Cars Manufactured In Nebraska

“In a low-slung building surrounded by cornfields, just a stone’s throw from the city airport, hundreds of blue-shirted workers are building the railcars that will whisk Washington area subway riders from a new era.” So begins the Washington Post article about Lincoln’s own Kawasaki Motors manufacturing plant, and the vital part the plant is playing […]

Nebraska Manufacturer in the Running for High Speed Train

Manufacturing is an industry in which the makers are constantly attempting to top themselves– to create something more spectacular, more innovative, and more useful to humanity than anything that currently exists. Think, for example, about the industry of transportation. Walking, to wooden carts, to horses, to trains, to automobiles to planes, to spaceships: The way […]

5 Companies Manufacturing Right Here In the U.S.A.

If you’ve poked around our Cool Stuff Being Made page, then you already know that there are a lot of cool products manufactured here in the United States. But those products are just the tip of the iceberg as far as manufacturing in the United States is concerned. To show you how much variety there […]

Manufacturers in Action: Kawasaki

Sometimes, the best way to get an idea of how something works (besides seeing it in person) is to take a look at a video. Thanks to the incredible power of the internet, we now have millions of videos at our disposal. Whether we want to see manufacturing equipment at work, or just want to […]

The Best Factory Tours in Nebraska

Have you ever heard the idiom “seeing is believing?” As technology advances and products become more complex, the minds of consumers are continually boggled by the inner workings of whatever new items are being manufactured at the time. Tablets, laptops, cameras, machines, cars and more defy what we rationally expect from their appearance. That slim […]

More Manufacturing Day Events in Nebraska

This post was last updated on September 25th, 2013. Check back periodically for more events, as we’ll update this blog whenever a new event is scheduled. A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about this year’s Manufacturing Day on October 4th (a Friday). Back then, there were only a couple of events scheduled in […]

Manufacturers in Nebraska: Kawasaki

This post is the first in an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many big names in manufacturing in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. When most people think of Nebraska, they probably think of things like “corn,” “Husker football,” or “farming.” […]