Longtime Marshfield dairy supply business is expanding
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – A longtime Marshfield company is expanding. Nelson-Jameson – a dairy equipment and supply business – is leasing additional office space in the new Forward Bank building and expects to create 37 new jobs and make a capital investment of $250,000 over the next three years. Of that, $175,000 will come from state tax credits issued through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The actual amount of tax credits Nelson-Jameson will receive is contingent upon the number of jobs created and the amount of capital investment during that period.
Governor Scott Walker said in a written statement that the “investment by Nelson-Jameson is the latest example of the company’s continued commitment to Wisconsin and our workers,”
Amanda Nelson Sass, owner and manager of strategic relationships, said “the tax relief affords Nelson-Jameson the opportunity to reinvest in our home state of Wisconsin, and we are grateful to headquarter our family business in a state that understands the economic and cultural value of small- and medium-sized businesses.”
Nelson-Jameson was founded in 1947, and was started in a vacant cheese factory in Toluca, IL. Nelson-Jameson is now run by the third and fourth generation of the Nelson family. What began as a small, regional company housed in a single facility has grown to include over 148,000 square feet of warehouse space in Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Texas, as well as a sales office in Illinois.
Nelson-Jameson currently has 140 employees in Wisconsin, but rapid growth required the company to invest in more office space for new personnel. The tax credits provided by WEDC will help to offset the cost of on-boarding new employees, equipment costs, and the new lease expense as well.
Nelson-Jameson is interested in building a new headquarters in Marshfield in the future, and the savings from the tax credit incentives will help make that plan more feasible according to company officials.
While maintaining a strong dairy and cheese business base, the Nelson-Jameson’s customer list has grown to include companies from all facets of business. The company services customers in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Mexico, and other countries.