In 1996, NEBCO, Inc. continued to expand its production resources with the purchase and operation of Christensen Concrete Products Company and Kearney Crete and Block Co., Inc.
Christensen Concrete Products was founded in 1947 when Grand Island was preparing to pave its city streets. In 1948, Christensen began production of concrete block.
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.
Today, Christensen Concrete Products and Kearney Crete & Block manufacture and sell concrete block and other block products to the contractor and do-it-yourselfer in Central Nebraska. Christensen Concrete and Kearny Crete & block have expanded their product lines 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.