Founded in 1969 as American Breeder Supply Co. by Richard and Rose Marie Wood, our roots began in the equine industry supporting trainers and breeders with products that enhanced the health, longevity, and performance of their competition horses.
During the next decade we began to expand our footprint into the entire companion animal market category and moved our office to the historic Florence neighborhood of Omaha. Our expansion into the market also created an opportunity for us to brand our own private labeled products under the Western Laboratories and Chemical Specialty Products names. As we began to brand ourselves and expand our mission, we also made the decision to simplify our company name to ABS Corporation.
In 1986 we took another great leap and broke ground to build our new headquarters that continues to serve as our anchor today.
Our new home also allowed us to expand further into human nutrition, nutraceuticals, supplements, cosmetics, personal care, dental, and medical device products as those markets began to expand and create more opportunities for growth at ABS.
Since then we’ve continued to expand our manufacturing capabilities in these markets and also our operations footprint. Today we operate between 4 facilities spanning over 100,000 sq ft. of manufacturing and warehousing space in our North Omaha campus.
Our nimbleness and willingness to adapt to changes in market demands how allowed us to thrive over these 55 years and continue operating as a family owned company. Thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us through the years, and a special thank you to our employees who continue to be the bedrock of our company and the key to our customer success.
We may be 55, but we’re just getting started!