APOLLO STEEL COMPANY
Apollo Steel Company was founded in 1973 by Judds Brothers Construction Co. and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. NEBCO purchased Apollo Steel Company in 2012. Apollo is a steel fabrication and distribution company, serving eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. The company provides a wide array of steel products for a diverse customer base. Those products include commercial fabrication, columns, beams, lintels, plates, angles, pipe, tubing, bar joists and metal decking.
CHRISTENSEN CONCRETE PRODUCTS COMPANY
Christensen Concrete Products was founded in 1947 in Grand Island, Nebraska at a time when the town was preparing to pave its city streets. In 1948, Christensen began production of concrete block. In the mid-1960s, the block production was separated from the ready mixed concrete operation and sold to Calvin Johnson. Johnson owned the Block Company until 1996, when it was purchased by NEBCO.
Today, Christensen Concrete Products sells concrete block and other block products to the contractor and do-it-yourselfer in the Grand Island area. www.christensenconcrete.com
CONCRETE INDUSTRIES, INC.
Concrete Industries, Inc. traces its roots to 1929 when General Steel Products Company was founded to satisfy the need for rebar and concrete pipe products in the Lincoln, Nebraska area. In 1955, Nebraska Prestressed Concrete Pipe Company was founded to specially design bridge girders and piling needed for new bridges and other building structures across Nebraska. In 1980, these two companies came to operate under the name of Concrete Industries, Inc.
Today, Concrete Industries, Inc. manufactures precast/prestressed concrete and concrete pipe, fabricates steel reinforcing bars, and supplies construction warehouse products. Concrete products manufactured include piling, bridge girders, twin tees for roofs and floors, columns and beams, hollow core planks and wall panels. Concrete Industries is one of the regions premier suppliers of high-quality precast/prestressed concrete building and bridge systems. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, truck fleet and quality installation services make Concrete Industries capable of meeting any projects requirements and schedule. www.concreteindustries.com
CONCRETE INDUSTRIES, INC. NEBRASKA CITY
NEBCO purchased Concrete Industries Nebraska City in 1981. The company operates ready mixed concrete plants in Nebraska City, Syracuse, Auburn and Falls City and delivers concrete to southeast Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri. Concrete block, bagged product, aggregate and other building materials are also available at the Nebraska City plant. www.readymixedlincoln.com
Started in 1908 by George P. Abel Sr., Constructors, Inc. is Nebraskas oldest paving contracting company. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, Constructors is a heavy-highway contractor involved primarily with concrete and asphalt paving in Nebraska. Recent projects include East O Street from 52nd Street to Wedgewood Drive; Interstate-180 and Cornhusker Highway Interchange; Interstate-80, East junction Highway US-77 to Greenwood; Highway US-77 between Princeton and N-33; and Nebraska Highway 2 from 84th Street to the Bennet Corner. www.constructorslincoln.com
KEARNEY CRETE & BLOCK CO.
READY MIXED CONCRETE OF KEARNEY
Kearney Crete and Block Company began in 1946 as M&M Partnership. M&M mined sand and gravel, manufactured concrete masonry units and supplied ready mixed concrete. In 1955, the partnership dissolved and Gunner Mattson began operation of Kearney Crete and Block Company. In 1962, Calvin Johnson purchased the assets of Kearney Crete and Block and divided them into two separate companies. Both companies, Kearney Crete & Block Co. and Ready Mixed Concrete of Kearney, were purchased by NEBCO in 1996.
Kearney Crete & Block manufactures and sells concrete block and segmental retaining wall units to the contractor and do-it-yourselfer in the Kearney area. Kearney Crete & Block has expanded its product line with the distribution of clay face brick, fireplaces, glass block, exterior insulation finish systems and many other residential and commercial construction products including caulking, sealers, decorative landscaping rock and tools. www.kearneycreteandblock.com
Ready Mixed Concrete of Kearney provides ready mixed concrete to the local market. www.kearneyreadymixed.com
KERFORD LIMESTONE COMPANY
Kerford Limestone Company, located in Weeping Water, Nebraska, was founded in 1966 and today is Nebraskas largest and most productive limestone mine. Limestone is what exists beneath most of Nebraska but is mined only in the eastern part of the state because of its quality and shallow depths. Each year Kerford produces over 2 million tons of limestone that is used in asphalt and concrete for the construction of roads. www.kerfordlimestone.com
NEBCO has a long history in agricultural endeavors dating back to 1939. NEBCO owns and cultivates Nebraska farmland in Lancaster, Seward, Saunders, Cass, Sarpy, Gage, Otoe and Morrill Counties. Crops produced on the farms are corn, soybeans, milo and alfalfa.
The farmland was originally purchased because of its proximity to the Platte and Blue Rivers, and to other areas which contain underlying gravel deposits. The land is a resource that is being held for future aggregate production. Crop farming will continue until the land is needed for mining.
Buildings in Nebraska City that once housed brick and lightweight aggregate production operations have been remodeled and converted into superior rated storage facilities since NEBCO purchased NEBCO Intermodal in the early 1980s. Located in Nebraska City, Nebraska, it operates a warehouse that stores USDA food commodities, public food commodities, and animal feed commodities. Close to I-29 and Highway 2, NEBCO Intermodal offers convenient access to its warehouse. Proximity to the Missouri River, the railway, and major highways present a variety of convenient shipping options.
Please contact us to see if we can assist you in your warehouse storage needs. www.nebcointermodal.com
Nebraska Ash was formed in 1976 for the express purpose of handling coal combustion products at coal fired electric generating stations. Nebraska Ash provides services such as marketing, storage and disposal for Omaha Public Power District, the city of Fremont and Nebraska Public Power District through its subsidiary Plains Pozzolanic.
During the combustion of coal, the residue that remains forms two products. The primary product being fly ash, a finely divided material, and the other being bottom ash, a coarser material. NEBCO engineers pioneered the use of fly ash in Nebraska as a raw material for Portland cement concrete production and as a soil stabilization material. The bottom ash is utilized as a fill material and road aggregate. Prior to this all coal combustion products produced in Nebraska were disposed of in landfills. Nebraska Ash has plants in Omaha, Nebraska City and Fremont. www.nebraskaash.com
OMAHA, LINCOLN, AND BEATRICE RAILWAY COMPANY (OL&B)
OL&B was organized in 1903 as an interurban railroad to connect Lincoln to Omaha to the northeast and with Beatrice to the south. Although it carried over 378,000 passengers in Lincoln in 1905, its first year of operation, its efforts to link the three cities failed. The Lincoln system continued to serve as a carrier, but passenger service was eventually discontinued in 1928.
NEBCO purchased OL&B in 1929 to haul freight between University Place and 14th and X Streets. Interchange tracks with other rail lines were built in the vicinity of 17 & Holdredge Streets. Today, the OL&B is a Class III switching railroad that interchanges cars from the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroads to industries such as Ag Processing, Inc., ADM Farmland, Snyder industries, Lincoln Lumber Company and Ready Mix Concrete Company. www.olbrailway.com
Overland Sand & Gravel mines aggregates near Central City, Waco Clarks and Silver Creek Nebraska. Concrete aggregate makes up 70 percent of the mined product. More than 60 additional products ranging from coarse rock material used in landscape decoration to fine-grained sands used for golf course greens and athletic field construction.
Everything mined and produced is nonpolluting and recyclable. Plant machinery is electrically operated and produces no hazardous waste. Former mining sites, originally Nebraska pastures and farmland, have undergone reclamation and transformed into recreational lake developments.
See also Overland Ready Mixed with locations in Aurora, Central City, York, Silver Creek, Geneva, and Hebron. Product: Ready Mixed Concrete.
In 1980 Plains Pozzolanic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nebraska Ash was incorporated to meet the needs of Nebraska Public Power District at its Gerald Gentleman Station located near Sutherland, Nebraska. Plains provides coal combustion product marketing, storage and disposal similar to the services provided by Nebraska Ash. Fly ash is supplied; for use in Portland cement concrete and as a soil stabilization material; throughout Western Nebraska, Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado. Bottom ash is utilized primarily as a road aggregate and base for counties and ranchers in the surrounding area. www.plainspozzolanic.com
READY MIXED CONCRETE COMPANY
To meet the increased demand for concrete paving, George P. Abel, Sr. founded the Ready Mixed Concrete Company in 1929 building one of the first permanent ready mixed plants in the nation at 18th & Y Streets in Lincoln, Nebraska. At that time, ready mixed concrete was mixed in loads of 3 cubic yards and delivered from the plant in dump trucks to Lincoln construction sites. Today, NEBCOs ready mixed companies supply concrete to job sites with 10 ready mix plants and a fleet of more than 100 transit mixer trucks.
With the construction of the newest plant at 19th and Saltillo Road, Ready Mixed Concrete Company now operates 4 Lincoln locations that are world class, state-of-the-art plants. Each uses a computerized dispatching system that predicts travel times from each plant to each job site and automatically updates the database as projects are ordered and completed.
In addition to the 4 Lincoln locations, NEBCOs ready mixed operations include 6 other plants in southeast and central Nebraska. These additional plants are located in Ashland, Auburn, Falls City, Kearney, Nebraska City and Syracuse. www.readymixedconcrete.com
REIMERS-KAUFMAN CONCRETE PRODUCTS COMPANY
In 1946, NEBCO, Inc. purchased Reimers-Kaufman, well known in Nebraska since 1906 for production of concrete construction blocks. In 1995, Reimers-Kaufman upgraded its operations with the newest, most versatile equipment available to meet modern construction challenges. New machines, mixing systems, computer controls and kilns were installed to increase production capacity to 30,000 blocks per day.
Reimers-Kaufman is fundamental to building Nebraska. Its standard and architectural concrete block, concrete pavers, segmental retaining wall systems and building products are distributed throughout the state. Reimers-Kaufman is also a supplier of clay face brick, fireplaces, glass block, exterior insulation finish systems and many other residential and commercial construction products. The sales area offers a variety of construction industry products to contractors and the do-it-yourself market. These products include caulking, sealers, decorative landscaping rock and tools. www.reimerskaufman.com
In 1980, Trafcon, Inc. was incorporated to manufacture and rent highway traffic control equipment including barricades, signs, warning lights, arrow boards, message panel boards, and other on-site equipment needed during the construction process. Trafcon has since added a road striping division (temporary & permanent road striping) and a commercial sign manufacturing division that includes screen printing, digital printing and computerized vinyl cutting of graphics and lettering. Sign products include banners, decals, vehicle graphics, reflective products, construction signs, logos, parking signs, etc. for indoor or outdoor.
Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, Trafcon has become one of the largest traffic control & commercial sign manufacturing operations in the state, selling and renting a variety of signs and traffic control equipment. www.trafconinc.com
U-MIX PRODUCTS COMPANY
To accommodate demand from the do-it-yourself construction market, U-Mix Products Company was founded in 1986. Located in Ashland, Nebraska, U-Mix annually packages more than 1.5 million individual bags of construction materials including mortar mix, concrete, rip-rap, cement, sand and decorative aggregates and distributes them to home improvement stores and wholesale distribution centers all over Nebraska and parts of Iowa.
U-Mix also produces 3,000-pound bulk bags for use in the commercial masonry market. Dry mortar and grout mixes are placed in these super sacks and then discharged into portable job site silos that feed wet mixers. www.umixproducts.com
UNIVERSAL SURETY COMPANY & INLAND INSURANCE COMPANY
Universal Surety Company was founded in 1947 and Inland Insurance Company was founded in 1958 to serve the construction industry by providing contract surety bonds.
Watkins Concrete Block Company, Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska was incorporated in 1946, manufacturing only a handful of concrete block items. Today, Watkins is part of a network of block manufacturers throughout the state of Nebraska that are owned by NEBCO, Inc. Watkins manufactures over 400 items in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. The Watkins highly computerized automated block plant is capable of producing up to 30,000 blocks per day. In addition to standard concrete gray block, Watkins also manufactures segmental retaining wall components, concrete pavers and architectural concrete block.
Watkins product line includes clay face brick, fireplaces, glass block, exterior insulation finish systems and many other residential and commercial construction products. The sales area offers a variety of construction industry products to contractors and the do-it-yourself market. These products include caulking, sealers, decorative landscaping rock and tools. www.watkinsconcreteblock.com
WESTERN SAND & GRAVEL COMPANY
With its beginnings in 1955, Western Sand & Gravel Company mines aggregates along the Platte River near Fremont, Ashland and Louisville. Concrete aggregate makes up 70 percent of the mines product. More than 60 additional products ranging from coarse rock material used in landscape decoration to fine-grained sands used for golf course greens and athletic field construction.
Everything mined and produced at Western Sand & Gravel is nonpolluting and recyclable. Plant machinery is electrically operated and produces no hazardous waste. Former mining sites, originally Nebraska pastures and farmland, have undergone reclamation procedures and have been transformed into recreational lake developments. www.westernsand.com