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Manufacturer of High-Grade Emulsion Explosives Products

Our Philosophy

Nelson Brothers is more than a manufacturer and distributor of commercial explosives and explosives chemicals. We are a service-oriented team driven by a simple, partnership-based strategy: when you succeed, we succeed.

Our core values begin with care, service, and implicit recognition of your company and its needs as individual and unique. Our people have earned a reputation for being reliable, safety-oriented, passionate, and trusted partners skilled in listening, problem-solving, and innovating. We built this reputation over sixty-years, but we sustain it only if we are successful in meeting or surpassing your goals today.

The values of care and service extend to our product line, too. PowerNel™ emulsions are designed to be the longest-lasting, highest-quality emulsions available. Our expansive, PIBSA-based emulsifier line has become renowned worldwide for being purposely formulated for emulsion explosives and their many unique demands. If our products cannot achieve our customers' desires, we regularly collaborate to custom manufacture something that can.

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Value Added Services

In addition to selling explosive products, Nelson Brothers is also provides additional services including:

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Our Values:

Nelson Brothers believes in serving and taking care of...

All Core Values

our employees

who are part of our extended family and are provided with an environment in which to contribute as individuals and as members of the team.

safety values

our customers

with whom we partner in their success by working to understand their explicit needs and delivering solutions to achieve their goals

our services

our relationships

which we strive to establish and maintain as enduring and mutually beneficial, whether with vendors, regulators, our communities, and others

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Explosive Products Offered

Services Offered

Blasting Services

We deliver a range of blasting services from tailgate delivery to full downhole service.

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Blasting Services

Technical Services & Engineering

Whether you need simple bast design work or more complicated blast engineering for continuous improvement efforts, we have the skills needed to understand your goals and drive effective solutions for your success.

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Technical Services & Engineering


Our distributor network brings the power and reliability of PowerNel™ emulsions to broader use in their customer markets.

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Toll & Custom Manufacturing

We have three well-positioned emulsion manufacturing plants and one specialty chemicals plant from which we can toll and/or custom manufacture emulsion blasting agents, oxidizers, and emulsifiers for explosives.

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Toll & Custom Manufacturing

Safety Culture and Programs

Safety is equal to all other business considerations and is deeply embedded in our core value of Care. We work to proactively manage safety in all areas of our work, from manufacturing and transportation through controlled product detonation.

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