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About Us

Founded in 1945, the Walter E. Nelson Company has become one of the Pacific Northwest's Premiere Janitorial and Paper Supply Distribution Networks. Walter E. Nelson started the company while home on leave from the navy during World War II. The original name was I & I Supply. After the war, Walter and Carl Roes were the first employees with Walter's father Emil doing deliveries part time. The name of the company was later changed to the Walter E. Nelson Co. The company sold primarily Janitorial Supplies.

During 1970, the company had outgrown its original location and moved to the corner of Mason & Interstate Avenue. The Mason location was expanded twice to accommodate the burgeoning business. Lines were expanded to include industrial paper and packaging.

In 1976, Michael Nelson joined the business full time after graduating from the University of Portland with a degree in Accounting. Mike brought his new ideas and energy in to grow the company into what is has become today.

Walter E. Nelson Co. Corporate Office

1995 brought the acquisition of property and the construction of a state of the art Corporate Office and Warehouse facility on Swan Island. Since that time, branches have opened in Klamath Falls, North Bend, Seattle, Bend, Walla Walla, Spokane, Astoria and Eugene.

The corporate facility has also recently expanded by the acquisition of a 47,000 square foot building directly behind the existing warehouse. Con- struction will soon begin on a receiving dock facility that will link the two buildings. The company currently employs over 400 employees.

We lost our founder Walter E. Nelson in 2001. He built a reputation on excellent service and top quality products offered at reasonable prices. Walter was a true visionary and a gentleman. This family owned business carries on Walter's traditions.

The Walter E. Nelson Company has the finest products, services, facilities, and above all, the best people to serve your Janitorial, paper, chemical and packaging supply needs.