Thursday, April 07, 2016

Since 1868, a Family Owned Business - Leader in Natural Products

Watkins Administration Building and Ten-story Manufacturing Plant in Winona, Minnesota

J.R. Watkins has been a family owned business since its beginning by J.R. Watkins in 1868. After J.R's death in 1911 his descendants, the Watkins and Kings, carried on the business, and since 1978 the Jacobs family continues the Watkins’ tradition of manufacturing the highest quality products.

Watkins is a true success story. From J.R.'s kitchen in Plainview, Minnesota in 1868 to today's administration building and manufacturing facilities in Winona, Minnesota Watkins has always been a leader in superior quality products and customer service.

Did you know that the architecturally significant administration building in Winona was completed at a cost of $1.2 million in 1912, over 100 years ago! It was designed by Prairie School architect George Washington Maher and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The front entrance includes a window designed by stained-glass artist Louis J. Millet, depicting Sugar Loaf Mountain, a local landmark. The building includes Italian tile and marble, Tiffany-style glass, and other exquisite details. When looking straight up from the building's marble rotunda, visitors will see the free standing dome with 24-karat gold leaf.

A ten-story manufacturing plant was completed in 1913 that uses a gravity fed system in its manufacturing process.

Did you know that 90% of Watkins production capacity was dedicated to the World War II Allied effort. Products included Pure Dried Whole Eggs, Dessert Powder, Gelatin Desserts, Lemon Juice Powder, Orange Beverage Base Powder, Louse Powder, and Insecticide Powder for Body Crawling Insects.

Watkins has always been a leader in natural products. Today we offer superior quality spices, herbs, and extracts as well as personal care and home care products that at 95% to 100% natural.

J. R. Watkins made the vision for his company a reality. What is your vision? Would you like to become a Watkins Consultant with your own home business?

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