Monthly Archives: September 2015

Congratulations to Our 1000th Subscriber!

1000subscriberforblogDrumroll please…Nelson-Jameson has our 1000th e-newsletter subscriber!

Paula Tofil of Welcome Farms, LLC in East Aurora, New York, is the proud winner of a “swag bag” filled with Nelson-Jameson-branded items. Paula said that she signed up for our newsletter because Welcome Farms is “a very young goat farm that is looking to become a farmstead creamery”.

After retiring from a career in international business five years ago, she and her husband bought a 150-acre farm so that she could pursue her “passion for goat cheese”. They spent the first few years developing a herd of dairy goats to meet their ideals in regards of butterfat and temperament, and now have a herd of “approximately 50 purebred Nubian, Lamancha and Oberhasli girls working with (them) to provide delicious milk”.

Paula has spent her precious little down time studying cheesemaking. In nearly every case, Nelson-Jameson was recommended by her instructors as “THE place to get the supplies (she) would require once (she) makes the jump to cheesemaking on a commercial level”. She says that she has yet to place her first order but she can see from our catalog and website that most of her commercial plant needs will be filled by Nelson-Jameson, and is looking forward to a “long and mutually beneficial relationship with (us)”.

If you’re like Paula and want to learn more about supply chain happenings, food industry news and product promotions, sign up for Nelson-Jameson’s newsletter here.

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Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Employees Raise Funds for Co-Worker

IMG_5840Lon check2MARSHFIELD, WIS., Sept. 14, 2015 – When Lon Krause of Marshfield, Wisconsin created a GoFundMe online fundraising campaign in May, his co-workers and employer knew they wanted to help.

Krause, 45, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when he was 13 years old. He has recently reached a major turning point in the progression of the disease, including limited ability to stand and the need for a lift device. For several years, Krause has been using a power wheelchair, but it required numerous repairs. In addition to needing a lift device and new wheelchair, Krause’s home and vehicle demanded modifications as well.

The employees of Nelson-Jameson, Inc., where Krause is employed as an Export Coordinator, decided they needed to step up and help one of their own. The “Keep Lon Moving” committee was formed in June and the fundraising started right away. Some of the fund raisers included a basket raffle at the company picnic, weekly break room bake sales, silent auction, luncheons, bean bag tournament and 50/50 raffles. Sue Krings, credit manager at Nelson-Jameson, Inc., said, “Everyone contributed so willingly because they knew who it was going to help and that all the funds would be greatly appreciated.”

With the help of generous local businesses and Krause’s co-workers, family and friends, the committee raised over $10,000 in just a few short months. “I am overwhelmed by the support of my coworkers and everyone involved.  The efforts and donations made truly reflect the kind of company this is and I feel honored and proud to be a part of it.  I hope to continue to be a part of this generous ‘family’ environment as long as I can,” said Krause.

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. kindly matched the committee’s efforts and Krause received a check for $20,622 at a company event on September 18. Adam Nelson, vice president of technology at Nelson-Jameson, Inc., said, “Nelson-Jameson has always considered itself a family company and tries to promote that culture, but to see everyone here come together as a family to support Lon in such a generous and heartfelt manner was truly gratifying.”

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National Restaurant Association Celebrates “National Food Safety Month”

Source: National Restaurant Association

Source: National Restaurant Association

Employees and employers in the restaurant and food service industries, what is the correct answer to the following question:

Q: What month is National Food Safety month?
A:  Every month! 

That being said, The National Restaurant Association named September “National Food Safety Month” for the first time back in 1994. Now an annual event each September, National Food Safety Month is dedicated as a time to “heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education”. The Association offers numerous tools, videos, and activities meant to get the restaurant and food service industries talking about, learning about, and reviewing food safety standards. You can find a full range of these materials at

So, restaurant and food service employees, wish your fellow industry colleagues a “Happy National Food Safety Month!” throughout September. In fact, why not do the same for the other 11 months of the year as well? Keep checking right here on our Wide-Line Blog for food safety developments/news for the food industry, highlighting topics that range from the farm to the table.

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Process Expo Preview

PE-Logo-Reversed-(CMYK-OT)In just less than two weeks, Chicago will be filled with food and beverage industry professionals from around the world when Process Expo 2015 gets under way. McCormick Place will host not only Process Expo, but also InterBev Process, and the International Dairy Show September 15-18.

Several of our staff will be on hand to show you our wide-line offering of products, including:

  • New data loggers from Madgetech, allergen test kits, 3M Petrifilm™, Ohaus meters, Atago refractometers, and our 926 Chloride Analyzer from our Laboratory Products Department.
  • Our Process Systems  Department will be showcasing their sanitary hose assemblies, Delavan Spray Dry Nozzles, new MagTraps™ separators, Lafferty foamers, spray balls, hose nozzles, valves and more!
  • On display from our MRO Department, there will be new safety products, our color-coded products, color-coded metal detectable, and metal detectable products.  We will also have one of the popular models of Nilfisk vacuums on display.

You don’t want to miss this show – be sure to visit us at Booth 6520. Register for a free exhibit pass here.

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