We are a single source food, dairy, and beverage processing plant supplier.
From sanitation to maintenance, to the lab or processing line, you're sure
to find what you are looking for at Nelson-Jameson.

Redefining Distribution

Most suppliers simply deliver products—Nelson-Jameson delivers solutions. Through our comprehensive product offering and expertly curated food
safety programs, we can help lower your transaction costs while providing
you the products and services you need to produce safe, quality food.

Food Industry Expertise

For over 70 years, Nelson-Jameson has been a trusted source of food and dairy processing supplies. Our commitment to service is unique, and we know that there's more to a business relationship than just the supply of products. Nelson-Jameson brings experience, expertise, and value-added service to each customer we interact with.

That's why we strive to go beyond the service level that other suppliers provide. Our Account Managers and Technical Sales Team are passionately dedicated to the safety and quality of our customers finished product.
Their team approach to tackling customer concerns and problems offers unparalleled support in packaging, ingredients and chemicals.

The 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 our core cheese and dairy customers will receive the highest standard of sales support from a tech sales team that understands their industry.

Our support and service doesn't stop there—our dedicated staff is available to serve you from six locations throughout the United States. We currently have warehouses in Marshfield, WI (corporate headquarters); Turlock, CA; Amarillo, TX; Twin Falls, ID; York, PA; and a sales office in Chicago, IL. We have product departments organized to serve every area of your plant: Receiving/Raw Materials, Processing/Production, QC Lab/Test Kitchen, Packaging, Warehouse, Employee Lounge/Office, and Plant Exterior. And, our product specialists are available to discuss the solutions we can provide based on our expertly curated food safety programs.

These programs were developed specifically for food and dairy processors and inspired by FSMA, regulatory bodies, and the latest research in food safety and quality:

Regulatory Compliance

Nelson-Jameson offers the best case chain of custody between product manufacturers and food processors. We have a very unique process where
we are tracking security throughout all of our facilities and throughout the
entire distribution chain to our customers.

Our dedicated in-house Regulatory Affairs Administrator, and our HACCP, Allergen, GDP and SQF trained employees oversee all the documentation
we can provide regarding our products:

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

All of our warehouse facilities are state registered as food warehouses and are FSMA, GFSI, FDA and USDA compliant. Our Marshfield, WI and Turlock, CA facilities are SQF audited and our Amarillo, TX facility is AIB audited yearly.

Supplier Consolidation

We source 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 lower your transaction costs
and improve your business efficiency. 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.

With over 5,000,000 cubic feet of stocking capacity at our five warehouse locations, we can make sure to have the products you need when you need
them no matter where your plant is located. Combine that with our superior logistics, flexible delivery options, and our low-to-no cost scheduled truck route delivery service from our multiple distribution centers across the United States, and you can see why Nelson-Jameson is the supplier of choice for major food processing facilities.

Customer testimonials praise our service ethic as going above and beyond that of other distributors, and our years in the business have provided us with preferred and exclusive distribution relationships with leading product manufacturers. So, 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 Managment

You should never have to guess about what you're ordering. 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 solution that best
fits your needs.

Through onsite inventory, and product consolidation audits we can provide
our customers with customized inventory solutions that focus on their entire plant's needs instead of specific product categories. Our vast product selection, allows us to offer programs that are all encompassing. No cookie cutter
inventory program, restricted item inclusion or limited product selection—
instead let us customize the program that makes sense for your plant.

Our robust E-procurement capabilities include EDI, SAP, Ariba and Punch Out. Nelson-Jameson can also offer corporate pricing, stocking agreements, standing orders and documented cost savings programs.

Our History


Left to Right: Jerry Lippert, President;
Amanda Sasse, Manager of Web Marketing and
Strategic Relationships; John Nelson; Chairman;
Adam Nelson, Vice President of Technology.

In 1947, Earl Nelson, his father Ted, Herb Jameson and Bob Dougherty founded Nelson-Jameson as a dairy equipment and supply business in Toluca, Illinois. Their goal was to serve as a comprehensive resource for dairy plants, but they soon discovered that their Illinois location wasn’t appropriate. So Ted and Herb studied dairy production maps and
relocated the business to Marshfield, Wisconsin—the heart of dairy production. Shortly after, Jameson left Nelson-Jameson to pursue other business options, leaving the company in the hands of Earl and Ted Nelson.

Nelson-Jameson is now run by the third and fourth generation of the Nelson family, and has added facilities in California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Texas to meet the needs of its markets. Over the years, Nelson-Jameson has expanded its product offerings to meet the needs of food, dairy and beverage plants—becoming the supplier of choice in all 50 states, as well as many foreign countries.