Molded Rubber and Poly Solutions - Moving American Industries Forward
Nicholas Industries is a family-operated company committed to delivering results that exceed your expectations.
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Nicholas Industries, Inc. began as a sister company to Cleland Custom Urethane Products in Kenosha, WI in 1972. In 1979 the Olsen Family Purchased Cleland Custom Urethane Products (CCU) and Nicholas Industries, Inc. from Nick Pattera by new President and CEO James "Jim" Olsen. During these years Jim would build his business finding and maintaining work from Nasa, Perini Mining, Snap-On Tools, Briggs and Stratton and Allen Bradley to name a few.
During the year of 1995, Nicholas Industries, Inc. and Cleland Custom Urethane Saw the untimely and unfortunate passing of the late Jim Olsen. Jim is to this day dearly missed by all who knew him. Although this was a very hard time for the company Nicholas Industries, Inc. welcomed Jim's Son, Scott Olsen in as President and CEO. Along with this promotion saw Nicholas Industries, Inc. split from CCU; aiming to help stream line both avenues of business. Both Nicholas and Cleland stayed affiliated and often continued to assist one another to fulfill jobs while maintaining separate ownership.
In mid-early 2000's, Nicholas Industries, Inc. moved from the long standing Kenosha, WI location to its current Racine, WI location as it grew too large for the space it occupied. The new location located at 1810 Thurston Ave. was also formerly Al Olsen Sheet Metal Works, Inc., owned and operated by Scott's late Grandfather Alvin "AL" Olsen followed by Scott's late Uncle Jerome Olsen. Moving to Racine allowed new owner and Racine native Scott to have easier access to his facility, drastically cutting down commute time.
In 2016, Nicholas Industries, Inc. reconnected with Cleland Custom Urethane with the departure of then current President Jeff Olsen. Scott, restructured both companies naming Nicholas as the parent company. In Fall of 2018 Cleland was officially consumed by Nicholas Industries, all to be run under one name with the goal of moving Cleland to Racine. During the Winter of 2019, The Kenosha location was sold and the process of moving both businesses to Racine was underway. During the early spring of 2020 Nicholas Ind. finalized completion of its new facility addition which now houses its urethane production.
In addition to the new expansion during the Fall of 2019 Nicholas Industries purchased the legal rights and Patents to operate, manufacture and sell The Spirolet™ Brand. This purchase allowed Nicholas Ind. to expand into the refractory and gunite business as well as supply another avenue to its foundry supply chain.
From all of us here at Nicholas Industries, Inc. we would like to say
thank you to all of our loyal customers and suppliers, current and past; who have helped us grow to where we are today.