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About Us

Who We Are

Nelson Brothers is a leading manufacturer and distributor of commercial explosives products and services to many of the largest mining and aggregate producers in the United States. We have supplied over 17 billion pounds of our flagship emulsion line, PowerNel™, into these markets, along with reliable electronic blasting systems and the latest technical applications. Additionally, through our specialty chemical business, we provide products and services across various industrial markets (including emulsifiers to other explosives manufacturers) in over 30 countries and counting.

We are powered by a common and shared belief in who we are.

We are a service-oriented team driven by a simple, partnership-based strategy: when you succeed, we succeed. Implicit in this strategy is a recognition of your company and its needs as individual and unique.

We care. Care is a core value extending throughout our business, including to our service-mindset and our commitment to quality in our products and work.

We are a family – both literally (in that we are family-owned and operated since our founding in 1956) and figuratively. We offer superior benefits packages precisely because we care for our team members and their wellbeing. As a result, our team members tend to stick around – as many have done for twenty, thirty, and forty years.

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