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About Nelson Architectural Metals Division

Nelson Industrial is a modern manufacturing organization dedicated to engineering and production of proprietary and custom-designed metal products. Our distinct capabilities revolve around technical competencies and managerial expertise. The superior ability to reliably service our competitive market is founded on our operational strength, supported at its core by versatile resources, flexible processes and a customer-centric culture.

We serve our customers - in broad or niche market segments - with the commitment to their success. As part of an industrial community that provides value to society at large, through developing solutions and creation of products, we take pride in our contribution, and deliver it with passion and professionalism.


Be a progressive manufacturer that provides exceptional value to its key stakeholders.


Be a company that Customers want to buy from, Employees want to work for & Ownership wants to invest in.


Create an environment at Nelson where employees can thrive, apply technical expertise, creativity & a ‘can do’ attitude so we positively impact our customer‘s experience.

Values and Principles

  • System Driven
    We follow well-defined processes knowing it’s key to achieving positive results.
  • Continuous Improvement
    We seek ways to improve our individual and collective performance, every day.
  • Empowering Communication
    We communicate (written or verbally) with positive intent and in a manner that is respectful, humble and considerate regardless of who we are addressing.
  • Collaboration
    We make a proactive effort to serve and support others.
  • Accountability
    We embrace accountability as an attitude toward accomplishing a task or achieving an objective despite circumstances.


In 1973 Paul Nelson walked away from “job security” and started the company in a 2,800 square foot plant with three (3) employees. Initially specializing in custom fabricating in a job shop environment, the company evolved to the current 150,000 square feet of manufacturing/warehousing facilities and has diversified into several markets and products using modern equipment and techniques. Our state-of-the-art ERP system provides effective tools to manage resources ensuring on-time delivery and quality control, in either “make-to-order” or “make-to-stock” modes. Today Nelson remains a family-owned, Canadian business with Jeff Nelson (Paul’s son) driving the bus.


At Nelson, we’re proud to be ISO 9001 certified. Being ISO compliant is part of the basic fundamentals of quality. Our employees are committed to continually improving the quality of the services we offer and ISO 9001:2015 procedures set the tone. The result is exceptional work performance, professional management and consistently high customer satisfaction ratings. Being ISO 9001 certified is just the first step – we continually review our processes, methods, and employee competency, to ensure you receive only the very best.


At Nelson the Health and Safety of people and the protection of our environment are fundamental values we observe when carrying out our business activities. We are committed to safety in the workplace and actively participant in industry associations to promote safe work practices. We have an impeccable safety record and safety is one our key performance measures.


Nelson is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner. In the interest of our employees, customers, suppliers, and community we will adhere to sound environmental processes and procedures, maintaining a standard which ensures that all legal responsibilities are met. This includes a commitment to the prevention of pollution, and continuous improvement with respect to recycling, reuse and recovery of resources. Our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is motivated by our responsibility to be a good corporate citizen and our desire to be a good neighbour.

Nelson Architectural Metals Division designs, engineers and fabricates architectural metal products for virtually any commercial or institutional application. This includes decorative metal Wall panels and expanded metal Ceiling Panels (including High Security Ceiling system), metal Column Covers and beam wraps and unique custom architectural furnishings – all offered in painted steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Our extensive portfolio of projects includes customized installations at transit facilities, stadiums, airport terminals, universities, commercial buildings and many other applications throughout Canada and the United States. Our Custom Architectural metal fabrication team is the partner you can rely on.