Manufacturers In Nebraska: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company

This post is part of an ongoing series of manufacturer profiles. The blogs will cover some of the many manufacturers in the state of Nebraska. Check back later for more posts in the series. To see previous posts in the series, click here. Milt, an electrician celebrating 50 years of service with the company said […]

Norland Expansion Is the Talk of the Town

Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Norland International is one of those companies that manufactures products we tend to take for granted. From water bottles to treatment tanks, storage systems, and more, Norland is the manufacturer who brings bottled water to customers in a safe, efficient, and timely manner. The next time you take a swig from […]

Experience STEM at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair

Here in Nebraska, August is a month of toasty temperatures, back-to-school preparation, and the kickoff for one of our favorite Nebraska events: The Nebraska State Fair. This year, the fair will run from August 28th to September 7th and will be the state’s 146th celebration of Nebraska culture and community. The first-ever state fair took […]

Get Your Tickets Now for TEDx Lincoln!

We’re big fans of the TED organization, and have posted before about the best TED talks for anyone interested in manufacturing. In October, though, TED fans can take their love one step further by attending the conference right here in Lincoln, Nebraska: TEDxLincoln. TEDx events began in 2008 to provide a more local, self-organized way […]

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 […]

Coming Soon: Careers in Manufacturing Day at Southeast Community College–Milford

We’re excited to announce that Southeast Community College–Milford (whom we’ve featured here on the blog before) will be hosting Careers in Manufacturing Day on October 17th, 2014 for excellent students in Lincoln and Southeast Nebraska interested in careers in manufacturing. What Careers in Manufacturing Day Is Careers in Manufacturing Day on October 17th, 2014 at Southeast Community […]

Lincoln Fire Department Goes In-State for New Fire Engine

If you thought buying your first car was a big decision, Lincoln Fire Chief John Huff can help put things in perspective. As he signs the check for nearly $330,000 to purchase a new fire engine for the city of Lincoln, Huff recalls the tumultuous time when the city purchased seven engines in 2006. Under […]

Will You Vote for the Lincoln Career Center?

Lincoln Public Schools and Southeast Community College are teetering on the verge of a decision that could change the lives of Nebraskan students, especially those interested in manufacturing or STEM careers. The catch? A $153 million Lincoln Public Schools bond request, hinging on the approval of a mail-in vote. Margaret Reist of the Lincoln Journal-Star […]

North Dakota Energy Boom Bringing Manufacturing Growth to Nebraska

Before Christmas, we reported some pretty good news here on the blog: manufacturing is looking strong headed in to 2014, which translates into more jobs and a stronger economy here in Nebraska. In fact, the start of 2014 bodes well for most Midwestern state economies and unemployment rates. Yes, we may have had to endure […]