Compound Company was
David Manvitz in 1924.
was started to manufacture
sweeping compound. In the
of the company, Mr. Manvitz
the product during the day and return to the plant to manufacture the sweeping
compound. Soon cleaners and waxes were also manufactured and sold. Omaha
Compound Company purchased other companies in the 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's,
which greatly expanded the company and added numerous other products to the
line. At one time Omaha Compound Company also manufactured brushes and mops,
but it was decided that is was more cost effective to distribute these
Manvitz's son, Justin, began working full time at Omaha Compound Company in
1952 and succeeded his father as president in 1971 when David Manvitz passed
away at the age of 73. Justin Manvitz's son, Todd, began working full time at
Omaha Compound Company in 1978 thus becoming the third generation. Todd Manvitz
became president in 1999, and Justin Manvitz became Chairman of the Board.
Compound Company is located in a 50,000 square foot building with 30 employees
and covers Nebraska and the surrounding states and still continues to
manufacture sweeping compound after 90 years. Omaha Compound Company
manufactures and distributes approximately 3,000 products.