LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The automotive industry is typically a male-dominated field. But one local woman has a message for young girls.
She said she just recently opened the first 100% female owned auto service repair and off road customization shop here in Lincoln. It’s called The Mechanix Garage.
“I’ve grown up in the automotive industry since the time I was a little kid,” said owner, Delta Nelson.
This runs in her family, she said her grandpa was a mechanic and owned an auto parts store in Lincoln.
Now it’s her turn.
“I wanted to show girls you can do anything you put your mind to,” said Nelson.
Her garage opened in October, near 14th and Cornhusker.
According to Catalyst, a non-profit that focuses on women in the force, women make up less than 10% of automotive repair employees in the United States.
And being a female in a male-dominated