Nelson Manufacturing celebrates 75th anniversary
By Hannah Sundermeyer31 March 2022
Nelson Manufacturing Company is celebrating their 75th anniversary in business as a custom trailer manufacturer for the crane, rigging, construction, heavy haul, oversize and aerospace markets.
Founded in 1947 by Jack and Virginia Nelson, Nelson Manufacturing focused exclusively on lowboy trailers for the construction industry. This focus led to the development of the Ottawa Lowboy. Since then, Nelson Manufacturing has become an industry leader in the engineering and manufacturing of custom made, specialty semi-trailers, boom dollies and boom launch trailers.
“The evolution of the company from building 25-ton lowboys to designing and manufacturing dual lane transporters, boom launch trailers, self-steering trailers and satellite transporters is absolutely remarkable” stated Tony Niese, president, Nelson Manufacturing. “Surviving and thriving for 75 years is truly a testament of the hard-working people that worked with us in the past and those that continue to work with the Nelson Team. We would not be where we are today without these individuals and our loyal customers.”