Behlen Manufacturing of Columbus, Nebraska has been selected to be on the Nebraska Tech Showcase. The Nebraska Tech Showcase is a new website featuring the capabilities of manufacturers, advanced technology, renewable energy and research scientists in the State of Nebraska. NTS is a searchable public database which is being promoted to the Department of Defense (DOD) and prime contractors. The purpose of NTS is to expert companies and researchers in Nebraska with program managers at the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. The website, at http://www.vbasiliconprairie.com/nts/ is funded by a contract from the Office of Naval Research. It was developed and is administered by Dawnbreaker of Rochester, NY and the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC).
Behlen Mfg. Co. is a world-class steel fabricator with three diverse business units: 1) Behlen Country – the nation’s leading manufacturer of farm & ranch equipment, 2) Behlen Building Systems – delivering pre-engineered metal buildings through a extensive network of authorized builders, 3) International and Diversified Products (IDP) – International Ag Systems, Metal Stitching Presses, and Custom Fabrication. As part of the IDP business unit, in early 2008 Behlen purchased Distefano Technology & Manufacturing in Omaha, Nebraska. Distefano provides fabrication of more than 1,000 different metal components for a number of industries including agricultural, turf care, renewable energy, and telecommunications
The Nebraska Tech Showcase features researchers at University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), and Creighton University. It also highlights research and development firms, manufacturers and renewable energy producers throughout the State. All entities featured have some special expertise of interested to the Department of Defense and their prime contractors. NBDC consultants assist these companies, and help them connect with each other and the database. Information about being selected for inclusion in NTS is available on the website.