German Manufacturer Brings Jobs to Omaha!

If you’re driving around Omaha near 132nd Street and Highway 70, you may have noticed a tiny new addition on seven acres of land by the intersection: German sheet metal part specialist Graepel recently opened a new, 45,000 square foot manufacturing plant less than a mile away from their previous location. The new plant means […]

Elster Gas Receives Two Manufacturing Awards!

After 179 years of experience, it’s safe to say that Elster Gas knows their stuff. Elster’s Metering Americas Division is headquartered in Nebraska City, Nebraska, and that Nebraska location works with functions and sales teams in Canada, Mexico, South America, and the United States. Their Midwestern hub is how they’re able to maintain their status […]

Spread the Word: Job Driven National Emergency Grant

To some, this is old news– but to most, it’s important information that could help change the fact of unemployment and manufacturing employment in Nebraska. This week, KOLN-TV announced that the Nebraska Department of Labor wants to spread the word about the Job Driven National Emergency Grant that was awarded to Nebraska just last year. […]

Baldwin Filters Completes Exciting Expansion in Kearney

It’s always an exciting time when companies grow and expand outside their existing location. This means more jobs, (most likely) more business, and an uptick in commerce within the geographical area. Off East U.S. Highway 30, this process is currently happening as Baldwin Filters prepares to complete their two-year, $40 million dollar expansion. According to […]

High School Career Academies Prevalent in Nebraska

Career academies aren’t a new tradition in America, or even Nebraska, for that matter. The Omaha World-Herald’s history claims that academies actually go back as far as 45 years, first designed for students at risk of dropping out in order to give them marketable skills and increase their chance of graduation. Today, they serve a different […]

Duncan Aviation Approved for Safe Manufacturing

If you keep up with the news, you’ll notice that there have been no shortage of plane-related incidents, especially in the last year. Some are due to mistakes or weather, but regardless, crashes are becoming an everyday occurrence in some parts of the world. In 2013, a personal plane crashed near Parkers Prairie. Just this […]

Putting the Agriculture in STEAM

Remember our post on putting the A in STEAM? If not, here’s a quick refresher. When you discuss increasing emphasis on any subject area of school, whether that be English, social studies, or as in this case, STEM, a debate is inevitably sparked about what that really means. Subjects can feel left out that one […]

Two Nebraska Schools Doing STEM Right

Did you know that 2013 was declared a year of STEM discovery in Nebraska? Well, it’s now 2015, and we’ve come a long way from that initial commitment to STEM discovery. From finding additional resources for educators to actively working to increase opportunities for students, educational institutions throughout Nebraska are constantly finding new and exciting […]

Are You a Veteran Looking for a Job?

We’ve talked before on the blog about how the skills gap could be significantly impacted by more veterans heading into manufacturing careers as they return home. The welcoming manufacturing community is a great fit for veterans, and actively works to create jobs for returning vets. Nowhere is this more true than in Nebraska, a state […]

Mark Your Calendars: Nebraska Trade Shows

One of the best ways to learn about a trade is– you guessed it– a trade show (sometimes called a trade expo or trade fair, depending on where you are). Filled with vendors and attractions, trade shows are a great way to meet and mingle with the who’s who of a given industry or field. […]