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Ricketts tours Lukjan for Manufacturing Month


October 11, 2017

Brandon L. Summers

During his tour of Sidney's Lukjan facility Thursday, Gov. Pete Ricketts learned from Lukjan employees how to use the various machines and then made metal products himself, equal in quality enough to be included in the day's output.

Gov. Pete Ricketts visited Sidney Thursday to tour Lukjan Metal Products LLC as part of his week-long Nebraska Manufacturing Month tour.

Ricketts had welcoming words for owner Elena Lukjanczuk-Kelly, and Gary Ring, vice president of sales and marketing.

"We're very excited to have you here, and really appreciate your investment in our state," Ricketts said. "You're not going to find better people anywhere else in the country than right here in Nebraska. Nebraskans are just awesome."

Manufacturers, Ricketts said, employ nearly 98,000 people in Nebraska.

"One of the great things about manufac...

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