National Manufacturing Day

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1 Oct 2014

Manufacturing Day, Events

Friday, October 3 is National Manufacturing Day  - NEAPCO Open House

National Manufacturing Day is on Friday, October 3, 2014.   To observe this day, NGage is hosting a meeting of area manufacturing leaders.  Dacia Kruse, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development, will be the guest speaker.  Just in the Gage County Industrial Park alone, there are over 850 jobs in the manufacturing sector.  Manufacturing is significant in our area, state, and national economy. 

NEAPCO is planning an open house of their plant in observance of Manufacturing Day, 2014.  The open house is from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014, 501 W Sargent Street, Beatrice, Nebraska.  Guided tours highlighting key areas of the manufacturing facility will be provided.  Groups of 10 of more are asked to register in advance by calling 402.228.8443 or 402.228.8408.   NEAPCO was the first manufacturing company to locate in the Gage County Industrial Park.  They’ve had a presence in Beatrice since 1981.  Their employment numbers have nearly tripled in recent years.   


Manufacturing Day gives manufacturers a chance to come together to speak out about the issues they

collectively face. The most prevalent problem is a skilled labor shortage. Today’s manufacturing is not your grandfather’s manufacturing.  Many people have an antiquated idea of manufacturing facilities as dirty and unpleasant places to work.  Manufacturing plants now utilize modern technologies and are kept clean and environmentally safe.  Modern manufacturing is highly technical, including robots, automated machinery, and ample screen technologies. The success of manufacturing companies is driven by innovation and the use of new technologies is helping to make American manufacturing globally competitive.  Other key facts on manufacturing in the U.S. include: Manufacturing supports 17.4 million jobs in the United States, manufacturing comprises 12% of the United States’ GDP, and manufacturers have the highest job tenure in the private sector.