Inside Nelson Steel Products
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Machines at Nelson Steel Products


STEEL: It’s our middle name

Nelson Steel Products. It’s a name that gives people a good idea of what we’re about, what we know, and what we do well. It’s also a name that raises expectations.


When Nelson Ryzenga started Ryzenga Welding and Steel Works in the 1940s, he probably never imagined that his business would evolve into a center for complete steel fabrication and robotic welding. Early on, most of the work involved welding repairs for local farmers who came with broken parts and left with solutions and high hopes. As the business grew, so did its reputation for honesty, integrity, and fairness. While our founder was making old parts like new, he was also building trust and forging connections that are still strong.

early garage where nelson steel operated out of

By 1946, the business had outgrown the garage. Before long, the shop was doing fewer miscellaneous repairs and more large-scale welding jobs, mostly for the agricultural implement market. The young company began to do overflow work from Welding Products, a supplier to the agricultural products manufacturer, Big Dutchman. Armed with an old-fashioned work ethic and two enterprising sons, Wally and Roger, Nelson continued to grow the business. 


In 1959, the company officially became Nelson Steel Products, Inc. A big break came in 1968 when the company landed a government contract to supply trailer frames for the U.S. Army. The contract was a catalyst that led to new equipment, a new plant, and additional employees. The opportunity was also a turning point, with the company moving from a small-time welding works to a large-scale production welding facility. 

Our team at Nelson Steel Products

Today, the company is widely known as a single source for complete steel fabrication, robotic welding, and laser cutting. And that reputation for integrity? It’s still the most powerful force driving the business today.

Nelson Steel Products, Inc

Our Mission

To become a world class manufacturer in fabricated metal components, with a team of educated employees working together with honesty, integrity, and good work ethic. We will exceed customer expectations by producing and delivering total quality products on time, in a safe and quality work environment, to achieve a steady profitable growth.


No matter what your need or interest in complete steel fabrication, finishing, robotic welding, or laser cutting, our decades of experience can make the difference that counts. Give us a challenge and let us prove it.