BluePrint Engines was honored by the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Buffalo County for their economic impact on the Kearney, Nebraska community.
BluePrint Engines and the Central Community College Kearney Center were both recognized at the annual EDC of Buffalo County meeting with the 2017 Excellence in Economic Impact Award for their investment in the Kearney area.
BluePrint Engines was awarded for its more than $8 million investment into the newly constructed, 150,000-square-foot facility and equipment at 2915 Marshall Ave.
BluePrint Engines was also recognized for its school-to-work partnerships that allow students to work part-time at the facility during their senior year of high school.
Founder and owner, Norris Marshall, believes the award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all BluePrint Engines employees over the years.
“BluePrint has really hit its stride in the last ten years and we are proud to be one of the largest crate engine manufacturers in the world,” Marshall said.
President of BluePrint, Shawn Sterling, believes that taking part in annual events with the community is one of the most special aspects of the company.
“We really look forward to the annual Kearney Cruise Nights where engine enthusiasts from around the country and the community comes together to show off their rides and have a good time,” Sterling said.
Founded by Marshall in a rented garage in the early 1980s, BluePrint Engines now employs more than 140 people.
The award is selected by the EDC chairman and confirmed by the executive committee to acknowledge businesses, institutions or community initiatives for their contribution to economic development.