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Nelson Manufacturing Turns 75

April 6, 2022 – This year, Nelson Manufacturing Company celebrates 75 years in business as a custom trailer manufacturer for the crane, rigging, construction, heavy haul, oversize, and aerospace markets.

Founded in 1947 in Ottawa, Ohio, by Jack and Virginia Nelson, Nelson Manufacturing at first focused exclusively on lowboy trailers for the construction industry.

That focus led to development of the Ottawa Lowboy, the region’s workhorse construction equipment trailer for many years.

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.

Today, Nelson has evolved into the one of the industry’s most progressive and innovative trailer manufacturers.

“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,” said Tony Niese, president of Nelson Manufacturing. “Surviving and thriving for 75 years is truly a testament to 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.”

Currently, Nelson’s serves customers throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.


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