Welcome to the June 14, 2019 Midlands Business Journal
Here is brief summary of our feature stories.

MetLife ramps up at new Omaha global customer care center
by Richard D. Brown
MetLife, a provider of insur- ance, annuities and employee-benefit programs to more than 90 million customers globally, is ramping up its operations since opening its Omaha customer care center nine months ago. About 175 employees have been or are in the process of being trained and Omaha Site Lead Jill Davis expects that number to reach 250 by the end of summer.
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Demand from diverse industries drives need for trained workers at Omaha Steel
by Michelle Leach
The return of work that was formerly off-shore, alongside the diversity of Omaha Steel’s clients and capabilities, has boosted the company’s hiring. CEO Kevin Brown said Omaha Steel’s 165-member team had the capacity to employ at least 25 to 30 more people at its current space — without additional growth.
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Clean Water Guys leveraging 40-year industry knowledge to propel growth
by Becky McCarville
Forty years after United Distributors, Inc. was founded, the company has rebranded as Clean Water Guys, a name it’s always used for its website. The corporate name remains United Distributors, Inc., but a new logo, updated website and social media presence has “really driven our business to a different level,” said founder Rory Sherman.
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Elkhorn-based Husker Hammer Siding, Windows & Roofing grows with evolving industry
by Gabby Christensen
Over the course of a 21 year span, locally owned and operated exterior home remodeling company, Husker Hammer Siding, Windows & Roofing, has transitioned from a one man show to a 10 member team by continuously evolving its services and offering a unique perspective to clients.

Korth created winning formula with Zen Coffee Co.
by Dwain Hebda
Abby Korth started her career in the coffee business working part-time for a chain. She was good enough at it to advance to regional manager, supervising 14 locations, but she wanted to run a business on her own terms. She started Zen Coffee Co., located near 25th and Farnam streets in 2017.


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Briefs in this week's issue

E&A Consulting Groups hires Siebken, Perez, Middendorf, Oswald, and Antholz

American National Bank names Hansen president

Byrne Wealth Management hires Castinado as financial planner

Lutz hires Doyle as a recruiter

Focus C3 adds Wiliamson

Connecting Young Nebraskans Fund Advisory Committee selects Veleba

Chief Industries names Christensen controller of its carriers division

The 712 Initiative selects Dittmer for director of redevelopment role

Omaha’s Child Saving Institute selects Keaton, Sextro for team


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