NGage Manufacturing Day sees increase in interest from area students
6 Oct 2021
A local educational opportunity for students returned to Beatrice this year, with the fourth annual Manufacturing Day organized by the NGage economic development group.
Roughly 60 students from Beatrice and Freeman high schools spent their Wednesday touring Rare Earth Salts, Precise Fabrication, Neapco and Landmark Snacks as part of a delayed celebration of National Manufacturing Day, which is held annually on the first Friday of October.
NGage executive director Trevor Lee said the day went great, and that due to an increase in interest, roughly 28 students from Diller-Odell and another school will attend a second session next week. He said the interest could be due in part to opening up the day to underclassmen, and not having the event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.