Local Manufacturers Open Their Doors to Students

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3 Nov 2022


As we end October and begin a new month, we would be remiss if we didn’t showcase last month’s Manufacturing Day celebration! 

The observance of Manufacturing (MFG) Day, held nationally on the first Friday every October, is continued throughout the month to celebrate manufacturing, a $2 billion industry, employing almost 9% of America’s workforce. MFG Day was created to showcase the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging companies and educational institutions to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. With the theme of Creators Wanted, the focus is to build the future workforce by educating America’s youth about the pathways and careers modern manufacturing offers, inspiring the next generation of future manufacturers. 

Manufacturing Day in Gage County

NGage celebrated MFG Day in Gage County on October 6th, by partnering with local manufacturers and area public schools. These manufacturers are leaders in good workplace practices, produce high quality products, and consistently innovate to remain progressive in their industries. We are proud these companies call Gage County home.

This day-long event allowed over 100 area students to spend 45 minutes at four manufacturing facilities, where they toured and witnessed how business is done. Companies participating this year included:

  • Precise Fabrication - contract metal manufacturer
  • NEAPCO - driveline components manufacturer 
  • Rare Earth Salts - rare earth element extraction and processing
  • Landmark Snacks - meat-based snack processing

During their 90-minute lunch, students were able to partake in a presentation and discussion with presenters from the Southeast Community College Manufacturing Engineering Program and the Nebraska Department of Labor’s WIOA program. 

This year’s MFG Day was a great success and we are hopeful that it empowered manufacturers, changed student perceptions of manufacturing, and inspired the next generation of Gage County manufacturers. 

Manufacture With Us

Gage County has room for manufacturers wanting to relocate or expand. If you're considering either, consider us!

Contact Rachel Kreikemeier, NGage Executive Director, at 402-228-5869 for detailed information on location advantages, target industries, incentives, and available sites and buildings. We are here to help you succeed in our community.