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The best people to serve your Janitorial, paper, chemical and packaging supply needs.

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Crown Paper and Janitorial Supply was founded in 2000 when industry veterans Doug Hamilton (Crown president) and Mike Nelson, owner of the Walter E Nelson Company, purchased Crown Chemical and changed the focus to paper and janitorial products. As a branch of the Walter E. Nelson Company, Crown has grown from two employees (Doug and a delivery driver) to thirteen full time employees.

Founded in 1945, the Walter E. Nelson Company, has become one of the Pacific Northwest's premier janitorial and paper supply distribution networks. Walter Nelson started the company while home on leave from the Navy during World War II. The original name was I & I Supply. After the war, Walter and Carl Roes were the first employees with Walter's father, Emil, doing deliveries part time. The name of the company was later changed to the Walter E. Nelson Co. The company sold primarily Janitorial Supplies.

In 1976, Michael Nelson joined the business after graduating from the University of Portland with a degree in Accounting. Mike brought new ideas and energyand grew the company into what it has become today.

In 1995, the company purchased property and built a state of the art Corporate Office and Warehouse facility on Swan Island.

Walter E. Nelson Co. Corporate Office

The company now has branches in Klamath Falls, North Bend, Seattle, Bend, Spokane, Astoria, Eugene and Walla Walla and employs over 400 people. The Walter E. Nelson Company has the finest products, services, facilities, and above all, the best people to serve your janitorial, paper, chemical and packaging supply needs.

Margaret Charell