A LONG HISTORY OF MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE
Family-owned since 1945.
More than sixty five years ago, our founder, Vern Nedland, opened a welding repair shop.
From that humble beginning, Nedland has grown to become the Midwest’s largest and most trusted waste management equipment manufacturer.
The Nedland family launches its first business
Vern Nedland launched his welding repair business—Nedland.
Nedland moves into manufacturing
Vern began his foray into manufacturing, where his first products included eight and ten-ton wagons for the agricultural industry.
Nedland becomes Forage King
Nedland became Forage King Industries, and it added PTO-driven chopper boxes and manure spreaders to its product line.
The Nedland family sells its business
The Nedland family decided to take a little time away from manufacturing, and sold its interest in Forage King Industries.
The Nedland name graces another family business
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dave Nedland erected a new building in Ridgeland, WI and launched Nedland Welding & Machine Works—providing the same repair services Vern had offered 37 years earlier.
Nedland moves into the waste equipment manufacturing space
Dave started to manufacture a line of UL-tested home heating wood furnaces.
That same year, the local garbage hauler asked Dave to manufacture rear-load containers.
That’s when things really took off.
Dave brought back the Nedland Industries name—and Vern even came out of retirement for a few years to help get the company off on the right foot.
That marked the end of the family’s wood-burning furnace line, as it shifted its focus to a 100% waste-related products business, manufacturing rear- and front-load containers, roll-off containers, stationary and self-contained compactors, and plastic containers, to name a few.
Nedland launches Poly Dura Kans
Recognizing a market opportunity, Nedland designed and manufactured molds for the industry’s first 3 and 4 yard polyethylene front and rear load containers.
These lightweight dumpsters deliver exceptional durability and longevity—again, demonstrating Nedland’s commitment to superior quality products.
Nedland purchases EZrolloff
Nedland made a strategic move; purchasing all of the assets and trademarks for the EZrolloff brand trailers and truck roll off systems.
Today, the company manufactures five trailer sizes and a single truck hoist system.
The company welcomes the next generation of Nedlands
Nedland welcomed Dave’s son, Cory, to the company.
Now the VP, Cory will ensure the next generation of Nedlands will carry on the family business.