From mills to wineries,
automakers to violin-makers, Nebraska has been home to a wide
range of manufacturers and inventors. This exhibit is a sampler
of some of the many items, from the collection of the Nebraska
State Historical Society, that have been Made in Nebraska.
soap works, cigar factories, carriage factories, furniture works,
foundries, plow shops, cheese factories, shirt factories, car-works,
broom factories, pork-packing houses, pickle factories and many
minor manufacturing industries are successfully carried on in
different parts of the State.
L. D. Burch, Nebraska
As It Is, 1878
Kawasaki Heavy Industries is headquartered
in Kobe, Japan. It built a motorcycle assembly plant in Lincoln
in 1974. Since that time it has added production of jet skis,
all terrain vehicles, and rail cars. This motorcycle is the first
Japanese vehicle manufactured in the United States.
This "Mike-Bike" was manufactured
by Sensation Manufacturing Company in Ralston. Sensation began
by making power lawn mowers in 1944 and later produced snow blowers.
Made in Nebraska