Innovation in Commercial Explosives & Mining Services
Innovation has been at the core of Nelson Brothers’ values dating back to the earliest days of the company when brothers Dugan and Olen were at the forefront of bagging pre-mixed ANFO to bring a more consistent and easier to load product to boreholes in Alabama’s coal country. Over the next sixty years, we were able to grow our business by listening to our customers’ needs, observing challenges faced in the field, and innovating to improve upon our ability to help our customers succeed.
Today, Nelson Brothers’ dedicated Innovative Solutions Group carries on our legacy of innovation with a mandate to bring the future into today. Our Field Technical Services address the expressed and observed needs of our customers and field teams by leveraging the latest technologies. Additionally, our specialty chemicals R&D personnel work tirelessly to develop cutting-edge emulsifiers and emulsions formulations that give Nelson Brothers’ products a sustained advantage in the field.
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.
Our customers have relied on Nelson Brothers in the supply of commercial explosives products since 1956. We have supplied over 17 billion pounds of our flagship PowerNelTM emulsions to customers in the United States, making PowerNelTM one of the most trusted emulsion product lines of all-time.
Our people are as trusted as our products because we strive to serve to make service a differentiating factor in every aspect of our business. We maintain a unique position as both a industry-leading and family owned company, We approach our work as such, and see each customer interaction as a chance to strengthen relationships. We have the know-how, work ethic, and drive to succeed in even the most challenging blasting conditions.
We seek to drive innovation actively rather than simply keep up. PowerNelTM emulsions are powered by cutting-edge, in-house developed and manufactured emulsifiers that continuously provide advantages in quality and capabilities. Our dedicated ISG leverages the full extent of technology available daily to develop new solutions in response to direct needs observed in the field.