The State Chamber is paying special tribute to Nebraska's manufacturers throughout October, which has been designated Manufacturing Month in Nebraska. Pictured above are State Chamber board member Mike Boyle, vice president and plant manager at Lincoln's Kawasaki Motors, and Governor Pete Ricketts, who this week proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month during a ceremony at the State Capitol. (Today is Manufacturing Day across the U.S., with over 30 events planned throughout Nebraska, including a fly-around with the governor and State Chamber President Barry Kennedy. The two will visit several manufacturing facilities.) The Cornhusker State is home to more than 1,600 manufacturers who employ nearly 100,000 workers. Manufacturing contributes roughly $14 billion annually to Nebraska's total economic output -- and the average Nebraska manufacturing employee makes over $17,000 more a year than the average non-farm, private sector worker. See the State Chamber's short video tribute to Nebraska manufacturing by clicking here.