Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project: Smarter Employers. Better Employees. By Cheryl Olson, Project Director, Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project More than 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades. Today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy, advanced manufacturing and more. Northern Nevada is experiencing new economic growth… Read More


Nanotechnology refers to a wide range of substances manufactured at an atomic or molecular level. Because of the extremely small size of such materials, they have unique properties that are not yet understood. While nanotechnology is exciting and presents many possibilities for advancement in the future, there are also many undefined and unsubstantiated risks associated… Read More


Take a look at how using ice, made from regular water, can significantly cut down on your operations costs. Gone are the days of using technologies such as ultra-high pressure washers, dry ice blasters, harsh chemicals and abrasive medias to perform many of the critical cleaning, deburring, and/or surface preparation undertakings that are an expensive… Read More


By Jim Newman, Holland & Hart LLP Your business is successful, things are going fine, and then you come to work on Monday morning to find out that a tragic car accident claimed the life of one of your fellow owners.  Or, one of your fellow owners comes into your office and tells you he… Read More


By Karsten Heise, Director | Technology Commercialization, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development   When we talk about Manufacturing we often hear about repetitive manual tasks on assembly lines, shifting production offshore to Asia or – more recently – moving back to the United States, automation and the replacement of workers by machines is being mentioned, and concerns… Read More