Industrial Design-Build Construction and General Contracting

Carl A. Nelson & Company specializes in industrial construction, offering comprehensive services to meet the unique needs of diverse industries. 

With a commitment to excellence and efficiency, we provide customized solutions for projects of all sizes. Our experienced team delivers top-quality facilities, from manufacturing plants to distribution centers, with a focus on safety and timely completion. Trust our expertise in industrial construction to bring your vision to life and support your business's growth.

As an industrial contractor, our work has included construction, expansion or refitting of manufacturing plants, process and production plants, grain-handling, grain-processing and seed production facilities, livestock processing facilities, and food and pet food production and packaging plants. We also perform millwright services, and are licensed in 22 states to meet our clients' needs.

At CANCO, we know that when we undertake an industrial project, there are several factors that do not necessarily apply to any other area of construction. Many of these projects include extensive site coordination, use of heavy equipment, aggressive schedules without operation interruptions and unique regulatory and safety standards. We also provide on-site maintenance and training, and operations and maintenance support.

We have accepted extraordinary challenges from our clients and have implemented their ideas while adding a few of our own to deliver success time and time again. It is evident by the long term relationships we have had with clients such as Deere & Company, Monsanto, Royal Canin, and Pioneer to name a few.

Whether in the design-build, construction management at-risk or general contractor role, Carl A. Nelson & Company has a reputation for successfully scheduling and staging construction activity around current operations without production down time or loss of operations for our clients.

We self-perform much of the work we contract for each year on design-build, CM at-risk and general contract projects. At CANCO, we also are experienced in bridge crane erection and millwright services.

If you are ready to go with construction, or need help getting there, contact Jamie Stanley, vice president of operations in our Cedar Falls office. Jamie oversees Design-Build projects and our work for industrial and technical clients. 

Call him now at 319-754-8415 or fill out the contact form.

Client relationships is at the heart of how we do business

In the Fall 2020 edition of our wibi newsletter, we spoke to several repeat industrial clients about the benefits of a long-term builder/customer relationship. Learn more about how we value our relationships with our clients by reading the cover story: Developing Long-Term Industrial Clients: Build, Serve, Repeat.

Related Services and Additional Information

Industrial site projects frequently aren't limited to production facilities, but also may include office, warehouse and distribution space, process, quality control and R&D labs, power plants and related equipment and water treatment/wastewater treatment facilities. At Carl A. Nelson & Company, we are experienced in the construction of each of these facility types. If your project includes pre-engineered metal buildings, CANCO has the in-house capacity to design and construct facilities to meet your needs.

Nelson Design, Inc.

Meanwhile, your plans may require design services, which are available from Nelson Design, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carl A. Nelson & Company. We offer code study, BIM coordination and full-service design from concept to completion.

Nelson Plant Services

After construction is complete, as well as in existing factories and other facilities, we also have the ability to help you keep your plant running with ongoing industrial maintenance and small-project construction from our Nelson Plant Services division.

Millwright services

Many of our industrial projects include millwright services, which include equipment setting, and relocation and expansion of production and packaging lines, installation of conveyance systems and more.