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About Nelson-Jameson

Nelson-Jameson is the premier single-source supplier for food, dairy, and beverage processing plants. Our commitment to the industry is exemplified through our extensive food processing knowledge, innovative solutions, and dedicated customer service, ensuring an unparalleled 5-star experience.

We distribute more than 78,000 products and offer reliable transportation services through our sister company, NEXT Logistics. Nelson-Jameson operates strategically located distribution centers in Turlock, California; Jerome, Idaho; Amarillo, Texas; and Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Our value-added services include expertise in food processing, training programs, audits, in-plant equipment service and repair, and sophisticated inventory management solutions.

We proudly serve as your go-to partner, today and into the future.

Our history, since 1947

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. has evolved over its 76-year history into a 4th generation family-owned distributor based in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Founded in 1947 as a dairy equipment and supply business in Toluca, Illinois, the company soon moved to Marshfield, becoming a central hub for dairy production.

The company's growth has been marked by key milestones, including the establishment of Next Logistics, the launch of the Nelson-Jameson Foundation, the addition of strategically positioned distribution centers, and recognition as Marshfield's Firm of The Year and a Great Place to Work.

Today, Nelson-Jameson continues to be a trusted source of food processing supplies, employing over 260 people across the United States and emphasizing expertise, customer intimacy, and efficient nationwide service.

Redefining distribution

While most suppliers simply deliver products — Nelson-Jameson delivers solutions. Our comprehensive set of solutions and expert-curated food safety programs help lower your transaction costs while providing the products and services you need to produce safe, quality food.

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Expert-curated programs, not just products

Technical experts & on-site assistance

For 75 years, Nelson-Jameson has been a trusted source of food and dairy processing supplies. Our commitment to service is unique we know that there's more to a business relationship than just the supply of products.

That's why Nelson-Jameson strives to go beyond the service level of our competitors. Our Account Managers, Technical Sales Team, and Product Managers are passionately dedicated to ensuring the safety and quality of your finished product. This collaborative approach offers unparalleled support for all of Nelson-Jameson's Direct and Indirect product solutions.

Our Technical Sales Team consists of seasoned industry professionals with an extensive cheese and dairy plant background, which creates a unique environment of personal service. Their combined knowledge and over 230+ years of experience in the dairy industry—117 years directly in the plant—ensures that Nelson-Jameson's food and beverage customers receive the highest standard of sales support from an expert team that understands their industry.

Strategically located distribution centers

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Corporate Office

3200 S. Central Ave.
P.O. Box 647
Marshfield, WI 54449


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2400 East 5th St.
Marshfield, WI 54449


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8840 Centerport Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79108


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2423 S Garfield St
Jerome, ID 83338


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3004 Humphrey Ct.
Turlock, CA 95380


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Food safety expertise

Nelson-Jameson has product experts to serve every area of your plant: receiving/raw materials, processing/production, QC lab/test kitchen, packaging, warehouse, employee lounge/office, and plant exterior. Our product specialists are available to discuss custom solutions based upon Nelson-Jameson's food safety programs—developed specifically for food and dairy processors and inspired by FSMA, regulatory bodies, and the latest research in food safety and quality.

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Your single-source supplier

Nelson-Jameson sources over 50,000 products—both Direct and Indirect—specifically with the food processor in mind. By providing the widest possible range of products from a single source, we can help improve your business efficiencies. And since we represent over 850 manufacturers, we can easily reduce the number of vendors you have to work with. Nelson-Jameson is truly the food processor's "one-stop shop"—providing the convenience of one order, one shipment, and one invoice.

Nelson-Jameson is the supplier of choice for food processing plants in the United States.

Our value

  • Over 5,000,000 cubic feet of stocking capacity at our five distribution center locations.
  • Superior logistics.
  • Flexible delivery options.
  • Low-to-no cost scheduled truck route delivery service.
  • Service ethic that goes above and beyond that of other distributors.
  • Preferred and exclusive distribution relationships with leading product manufacturers.

Whether you are starting a new line, undertaking a full plant expansion project, or just need to meet daily requirements—we have you covered.

Procurement & Inventory Solutions

Nelson-Jameson understands the critical need to have the right products available when you need them. That's why we have developed custom managed inventory and ordering solutions built for the food industry. We will work with you to develop the program that best fits your needs by:

  • Conducting inventory and product consolidation and standardization audits.
  • Focusing on your entire plant's needs instead of specific product categories.
  • Offering a variety of custom programs that align with our broad product offering—Direct and Indirect.
  • Creating a custom program that makes sense for your plant and achieves your unique goals.

Our robust E-procurement capabilities include EDI and PunchOut; as well as integration abilities with Ariba, Oracle, and other procurement platforms. Nelson-Jameson can also offer corporate pricing, stocking agreements, standing orders, and documented cost savings programs.

Regulatory compliance

Nelson-Jameson's distribution process is unique in that we can receive product at the point of manufacturing and deliver it to the point of use. This offers the best chain of custody between ingredient manufacturers and food processors.

All of Nelson-Jameson's distribution centers are state-registered as food warehouses and are FSMA, GFSI, FDA, and USDA compliant. Our Marshfield, WI; Turlock, CA; and Amarillo, TX facilities are SQF audited yearly.

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We have a dedicated in-house quality and safety team, and our employees are HACCP, Allergen, GDP, and SQF trained. We can also provide comprehensive product documentation, including:

  • Product Data Sheets
  • Letters of Continuing Guarantee
  • MDS Sheets
  • HACCP Process Flow
  • Country of Origin Statements
  • Nutritional Data
  • Allergen & GMO Statements
  • 3rd Party Audits
  • Kosher & Halal Certification
  • Certification of Liability Insurance
  • NSF Certificates
  • Certificates of Analysis