EMERGE Partnership

Nielsen Metal & EMERGE

Nielsen Metal Manufacturing was established in 1984. It was created with the service of both established and up-and-coming restaurants and foodservice supply companies in mind. Nielsen made a name for ourselves in the community for exceptional and unique custom stainless steel fixtures. 

Yet, we realized we wanted to do more for our community, and provide a pathway for job creation. As a top-notch employment and community development nonprofit, EMERGE was a natural partner for us to move into the employment space. We joined forces with EMERGe and became one of their social enterprise businesses in 2017. Now, Nielsen provides trainee jobs in the fields of manufacturing, welding, and machining, while also filling the significant regional need for small batch custom metalwork. We work with adults from all backgrounds to gain skills that unlock quality, high paying careers in the trades and fill the employment gaps in Minnesota for this industry. To learn more about our training program or any other questions, please contact us.