This Year, STEM Toys For Girls May Be Under The Tree

This year, two conflicting trends seem to be pulling retailers in either direction. Fortune reports that retailers are discarding “boys” and “girls” labels on toys, instead leaning towards gender neutrality—toys that can fit for either gender. For example, on Halloween costumes, lunch boxes, backpacks, and other children’s accessories, Disney Stores labeled them as “kids” rather […]

Cemeteries Go Digital

One might think that cemeteries, and burial, are pretty straightforward. As it turns out, there’s room for technical innovation in cemeteries just like there is in any other industry, and Nebraska cemeteries are moving towards digitization of the ancient practice of burial. No, there won’t be robots dropping people in their graves, but the Wyuka […]

Columbus to Grow STEM and Economy In 2015

If you’re not familiar with Columbus, Nebraska, you may want to acquaint yourself. The town of 22,000 was established early in 1856 by the citizens of Columbus, Ohio who dreamed of establishing a town along the transcontinental railway. The town has always been a center of industry, as the hub for railroad branch lines like […]

How Manufacturing Can Save the Economy

Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel, recently noted that manufacturing truly has the potential to help save the economy. However, there are some key gaps that are preventing that from being able to happen. In an article for Inc., he identified some of the spots that make it difficult for manufacturing to truly, really make […]

Now You Know: Blazer Manufacturing

Have you ever heard of Blazer Manufacturing? If not, you’re not alone– and frankly, they didn’t really want you to. Blazer is a leading athletic equipment manufacturer with operations in Fremont that has literally been flying under the radar for decades: They were founded in 1974, and only recently appeared on the scene as they’ve […]

4 Benefits of Attending Community College

Why should you take the time to go to a community college? It can sometimes be difficult to make the jump to higher education, even if it’s a community college rather than a university. Especially for those considering careers in technical or skilled fields, it might seem just fine to head straight into the workforce– […]

FIRST Makes STEM Exciting for Students

When most kids and teens think about what jazzes them, what excites them, what makes them eager to wake up in the morning, the answer is rarely “math class!” or “science class!” With the exception of a rare, small, subsection of students, math and science are more often thought of as boring or tedious. Times […]

Just In Time: 3D Printing Saves the Day!

One of the main benefits of the 3D printing process is the speed at which the printers can produce parts, products, and more. Especially as printers become increasingly quick to convert designs into reality (see “What if 3D Printing Became 100x Faster?”), all sorts of industries are finding new and exciting ways to use the manufacturing […]

Manufacturers In Nebraska: Humboldt Specialty Manufacturing

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. There are some really amazing contract manufacturers in the state […]