Could Your Future Career Be In Logistics?

While most little children may not grow up dreaming of a logistics career, the reality is that logistics professionals are vital to both the manufacturing and the consumer sectors. Often, transportation, logistics, and distribution careers go hand-in-hand. There are few different subsectors to consider: Logistics Services: These are the people that make sure freight (and […]

Nebraskans Celebrate Ag Week

As manufacturers, we’re continuously grateful for Nebraska’s strength in the agriculture sector. For one thing, a booming ag industry means that agricultural manufacturers will be busier than ever. Because of our long agricultural tradition, Nebraska’s history is filled with innovation designed to improve efficiency and productivity on farms. From feed and seed machinery to corn […]

Takeaways from the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Report

Each year, Warren Buffett writes a letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, one of the country’s largest conglomerates located in Omaha. The company has invested in numerous Nebraska businesses, including Nebraska Furniture Mart and several manufacturers. (Check out previous blog post on manufacturers owned by BH.). So, when Buffett releases his annual letter reporting […]

Nebraska DED: Funding Manufacturing and Innovation

One of the best testimonials to the advantages of Nebraska’s business climate is from the “Oracle of Omaha,” the most successful investor in the world. “For the last many decades, I could have lived any place in the country I’d wanted to and conducted my business from there, and I’ve never given a thought to […]

Own or Rent? The Sharing Economy and Manufacturing

If you’ve ever used a service like AirBnB, a company Forbes notes as the “poster child of the collaborative consumption/peer economy sector,” you’ve probably heard the term “sharing economy” being tossed around. Thanks to the Internet, of course, technology has enabled the emergence of peer-to-peer businesses, in which anyone can become a retailer through sharing […]

Negotiating the Balance Between Private and Name-Brand Manufacturers

Have you ever walked into a Target or a Wal-Mart, looking for a specific product—say, laundry detergent? You walk down the squeaky white linoleum floors until you find an aisle filled with brightly colored bottles of detergent: some are eco-friendly, some are made locally, some are from the behemoth laundry detergent brands, and some are […]

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. […]

4 Scholarships for Future Manufacturers

If you’re interested in manufacturing, there are a few ways to begin your journey (and turn it into a lucrative career!) From apprenticeships to trade schools to four-year degrees to internships and more, manufacturers need workers, and that need often translates directly into dollars. If you want to attend school for a manufacturing, or even […]