Nelson-Jameson Wins Int’l Dairy Foods Association Safety Recognition Award

Leading dairy distributor earns win for excellence in worker safety


Marshfield, WI—August 8, 2023 | Nelson-Jameson, a leading distributor in the food and dairy industries with the highest standards of quality, safety and compliance, has won a 2023 International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) Safety Recognition Award.

IDFA created this award to recognize members whose processing facilities and trucking operations demonstrate excellence in worker safety as part of a continuous effort to reduce occupational illness and injury. The company has won the 2023 Outstanding Record of Worker Safety, and it was awarded to all five Nelson-Jameson distribution centers in Marshfield, WI; York, PA; Turlock, CA; Twin Falls, ID; and Amarillo, TX.

To be eligible for award consideration, facilities must have a Total Recordable Cases (TRC) rate and Cases with Days Away from Work, Job Transfer, or Restrictions (DART) rates less than 50 percent of industry averages, as provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nelson-Jameson incorporates its safety standards from a thoughtful pre-hire process, new hire training, job shadowing, monthly training, and continual employee engagement to ensure all employees have the tools to do their jobs safely.

“Nelson-Jameson strongly believes that accidents and injuries are preventable, and we prioritize safety each day at all our strategic distribution centers across the country,” said Mike Rindy, Nelson-Jameson president. “We are so honored to receive this recognition which is a direct result of our employees’ tireless efforts to reduce and prevent illness and injury on the job.” The complete list of award winners can be found on IDFA’s website ( and via a press release to coincide with OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week from August 7-13.

About Nelson-Jameson  

Nelson-Jameson is a fourth-generation, family-owned distributor to the food and beverage industry. From the company’s roots in dairy production supplies, it grew to offer a broad range of food processing equipment and services that provide customers with everything they need to manufacture safe, high-quality products. Representing over 850 vendors and distributing over 60,000 products, Nelson-Jameson offers everything from standard equipment to custom production solutions and equipment repair.  The company employs more than 260 people in five distribution centers across the United States and at its headquarters in the heart of dairy country in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The dairy industry leader also operates NEXT Logistics, offering delivery services from Wisconsin, California, Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Texas distribution centers.  

For more than 75 years, Nelson-Jameson has supported food and dairy processors with products and solutions that keep pace with changing consumer tastes, manufacturing processes, and distribution channels. The company continues to be the supplier of choice for customers in all 50 states and international markets.  

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