All You Can Eat Shrimp, But Don't Forget to Tip Your Locomotive Engineer

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:01:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

Americans love shrimp. The fascination with prawn even extends to pop culture – think Bubba's long list of shrimp options in "Forrest Gump" or Jim Carrey's famous "Dumb and Dumber" line, “Put another shrimp on the barbie." But to enjoy these delicacies on dinner tables nationwide, shrimp producers need a logistics plan. For decades, shrimp arrived at ports and was trucked to destination; however, an experiment with frozen shrimp in the middle of the desert is providing a new opportunity.

CAREEROCKIT Launches Next Generation of Innovators

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:43:00 CDT Community Yes Yes

How do we get children excited about entering the workforce? The answer isn't in a textbook, and it's not often in a classroom. It's with hands-on activities and opportunities to experience a taste of what their future may hold. With that in mind, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce recently held CAREEROCKIT, a weeklong program aimed at providing 10,000 student experiences, half tech-related, to launch future careers.

Business Over the Border: NAFTA's Role in Balancing Economies

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 11:49:00 CDT Insights Yes Yes

As a new administration ponders changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), one important fact cannot be overlooked: millions of American jobs depend on trade occurring along the U.S./Mexican border – the fourth largest economy in the world.

Steam Update: No. 844 Readies for 2017 Excursions

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:50:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

The scream of its whistle and the vibrations felt as it chugs down the tracks are unmistakable. This year, Union Pacific's “Living Legend" steam locomotive No. 844 will return to the rails for three excursions.

Steam Update: With Disassembly Complete, Big Boy Fabrication Underway

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:30:00 CDT Heritage Yes Yes

Work on restoring Union Pacific's Big Boy, locomotive No. 4014, has been progressing at a fast and furious pace. The Union Pacific Steam Team began stripping the locomotive in early November, completing the disassembly process in January. Once additional parts are fabricated, No. 4014 will be ready for reassembly.