BluePrint Engines Recognized with Economic Development Award

BluePrint Engines is honored to be one of the winners of the 2018 Third District Excellence in Economic Development Awards, recognized by Congressman Adrian Smith.

BluePrint Engines was founded by Norris Marshall in the early 1980s and recently moved into a 150,000-square-foot production and testing facility in east Kearney.

BluePrint Engines employs more than 100 people in the Kearney area. Congressman Smith said Marshall, “has turned his passion for rebuilding high-performance car engines into one of the largest crate engine manufacturers in the world, serving customers ranging in size from individual car collectors to NASCAR.”

Our founder recently embarked on a new journey, training the next generation of engineers and craftsmen who will carry on his passion for the next several decades through his award-winning collaboration with Kearney Public Schools.

The Third District Excellence in Economic Development Awards honors eleven individuals and businesses who are helping to strengthen Nebraska communities through innovation, hard work, entrepreneurship, and historic preservation.

Along with BluePrint Engines, Ravenna’s Urwiller Melon Patch, Cozad’s Larry Paulsen, and Oxford’s Grow Nebraska were also awarded the prestigious honor.

Congressman Smith said the recipients have “done so much to expand opportunity in Nebraska.”

Others that Congressman Smith recognized are:

  • The Anson Family
  • Butler Professional Farrier School of Crawford
  • Central Nebraska Regional Airport of Grand Island
  • Main Street Beatrice
  • The Hub of Burwell
  • Lukjan Metal of Sidney
  • LiteForm of South Sioux City

We are so proud of our company, employees, and leadership for winning this award!

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