Welcome to the February 23, 2018 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.
Vol. 44 No. 8

Briefs in this week's issue

EGiS hires Kush, Duncan, Mekelburg, Hillyard, Edwards, Hooyboer

Tabitha names Uden its new CFO

West Gate Bank names Brummond VP, mortgage compliance of cer

E&A Consulting Group selects Rush as its marketing director

Omaha’s Seim Johnson promotes Schmidt, Koziol, Nogel to manager

First Westroads Bank selects Bost for vice president post

Nebraska Chamber appoints Slone as its new president

Creighton appoints Whitt vice provost, diversity and inclusion

Crawford appointed to deputy general counsel for Mutual

Southeast Community College selects Blessen first director of advancement

Cornhusker Bank names Gusler assistant VP of loan servicing

Special Sections:

Engineering Profession

Millennials

Customer ef ciencies boost Truck Center Cos.
by Richard D. Brown

From a parts robot that distributes needed truck repair parts from a 34,000-square-foot warehouse within 30 seconds to a 35,000-square-foot training center for technicians, the focus of Truck Center Cos.’ new facility just south of Millard is efficiencies. The family-owned business brings two Omaha dealerships together, along with the firm’s full service body shop, six-bay training center and all the innovation that President and CEO Trey J. Mytty said positions his company for growth as one of the nation’s most successful Freightliner dealerships.

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Mil-tek Central Recycling & Waste grows 300 percent in four years

by Michelle Leach


Mil-tek has in its 26 years grown from a Denmark venture to a global organization, span- ning more than 60 locations in 30 countries. And, close to home, Jeff and Dianna Johnson’ s Mil-tek Central Recycling & Waste Solutions has experienced 300 percent growth that, at first blush, represents environmentally friendly solutions to minimize waste and, upon closer look, mutually beneficial partnerships and communitywide transformation.
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Envisioning the city’s future, Omaha by Design launches new initiatives

by Becky McCarville


Executive Director Jamie Berglund is at the forefront of crafting the next phase of Omaha by Design — listening to stakeholders, city leaders, architects, engineers, community advocates — and seeking higher levels of funding for future programming and initiatives.
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New owners rebrand Papillion’s Twisted Vine Wine & Tap

by Savannah Behrends

Kate and Dan Rannels had been talking about owning a neighborhood bar for over 18 years before they bought downtown Papillion’s Twisted Vine in October 2016. Since then, they have worked to rebrand the venue by focusing on craft beers, wines and events.

Marshall strikes out on own with CPA business

by Dwain Hebda

With more than a decade of success in the corporate arena, Andrea Marshall could have spent the remainder of her career serving a large organization.


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