In 1946, NEBCO, Inc. purchased Reimers-Kaufman, well known in Nebraska for production of concrete construction blocks since 1906.
The original plant was located on 12th Street near the University of Nebraska and was later moved to North 16th Street where it operated until 1966 when a new plant was completed at 6200 Cornhusker Highway.
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.
Our 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 other construction tools.
Today, Watkins is part of a network of block manufacturers throughout the state that are owned by NEBCO.