Inventor of Stud Welding
Nelson's rich history began in 1939 with the U.S. Navy. Ted Nelson invented the stud welding process at the Mare Island shipyard in Vallejo, California, as a means to speed production of shipbuilding. The first application was to secure wood decking on aircraft carriers. His revolutionary invention earned him a Navy "E" citation for saving over 10 million man-hours. Stud welding products have come a long way since 1939. Today Nelson offers innovative technologies like battery-powered, portable, and lightweight equipment and partners with industry leaders to develop the next generation of fastening solutions.
Nelson stud welding products can be found all over the world.
Some of our most notable job-sites include: Guggenheim Museum - Bilbao, Spain; Petronas Towers - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) – the U.S. Navy’s 10th nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier; Optus Stadium, Perth, Australia
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