Forklift Attachments Nebraska - The US state of Nebraska is located within the Midwestern Region of the United States on the Great Plains. The largest city within Nebraska is Omaha, while the capital city is Lincoln. The area which is currently part Nebraska was once part of the Great American Desert, is presently a leading state in the sectors of farming and ranching. The Omaha and Ho-Chunk or Winnebago are federally recognized American Indian tribes, each with a reservation within Thurston County in eastern Nebraska, where they constitute the majority of population.
The state is bounded by South Dakota towards the north; Iowa towards the east and the state of Missouri towards the southeast, across the Missouri River; the state of Kansas to the south; the state of Wyoming towards the southwest; and the state of Wyoming to the west. The state of Nebraska has 93 counties; it occupies the central region of the Frontier Strip. The state of Nebraska is divided into two time zones. The Central Time zone consists of the eastern half of the state of Nebraska, while the western half observes Mountain Time. Three rivers cross the state of Nebraska to east from west. The Platte River, formed by the confluence of the South Platte and the North Platte, runs through the central part of the state, the Niobrara River flows through the northern part, and the Republican River runs across the southern part.
During 2010, the estimated gross state product of Nebraska done by the Bureau of Economic Analysis was about $89.8 billion. Ranking 25th within the US, the 2004 per capita income was approximately $31,339. Nebraska has a big agriculture sector, and is an important producer of pork, beef, soybeans and corn. Other vital economic sectors consist of freight transport, by truck and rail; manufacturing; information technology, insurance and telecommunications.
Kool-Aid was created during 1927 by Edwin Perkins in the city of Hastings, that celebrates the event the second weekend of every August with Kool-Aid Days. Kool-Aid is the official soft drink of Nebraska. Clifton Hillegass of Rising City developed Cliff Notes. He adapted his pamphlets from the Canadian publications, Coles Notes.
Omaha is the home to Mutual of Omaha, ConAgra, TD Ameritrade, InfoUSA, Valmont Industries, West Corporation, the Union Pacific Railroad, Woodmen of the World and Kiewit Corporation. Duncan Aviations, UNIFI Companies and Sandhills Publishing Company are based within Lincoln; The Buckle is based in Kearney. Sidney is the national headquarters for Cabela's, a specialty retailer of outdoor goods.
The Union Pacific's Bailey Yard located in North Platte is the world's biggest train yard. During 1924, the product Vise-Grip was invented by William Petersen. The product was manufactured in De Witt until the plant was closed in the year 2008, when operations shifted to China. Lincoln's Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing is the only Kawasaki plant within the world to produce the Jet-Ski, ATV, and Mule lines of product. The facility employs more than 1200 people. The Spade Ranch, within the Sand Hills, is among Nebraska's largest and oldest beef cattle operations.