Nelson & Storm - Supplying the Stateline since 1950


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About Nelson & Storm Tool Supply Company

Nelson & Storm is a locally owned and operated industrial distributor serving the northern Illinois-southern Wisconsin area since 1950. Our focus is on improving your machining processes through state-of-the-art products and our highly-trained sales staff. As an ISO-certified tooling distributor, our customers are assured that our procedures and processes adhere to the highest standards of quality and service.

Delivery for stocked items is available to you within 6 business hours in our local delivery area. We also offer same-day UPS shipping until 4:00 p.m. CST.

Community: Nelson & Storm has been supporting the community of Rockford through the Rock Valley Junior Tackle football program for over 50 years. The program not only has an emphasis on learning and enjoying the game of football, but is also a vehicle for the youth of our community to learn the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, self-discipline, responsibility, and confidence. We are extremely proud to be a part of this program now and for years to come.

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Nelson & Storm offers the area’s largest local inventory. We work with industry leading suppliers like 3M, Allied Machine, Guhring, Iscar, Lyndex-Nikken, OSG, Seco, Sumitomo, Viking Drill, Widia, and YG-1 to provide our customers with the latest in high-performance products. We stock and supply the follow types of products:

  • Abrasives
  • Coolants & Lubricants
  • Cutting Tools
  • Fasteners
  • Measuring Equipment & Gaging
  • Safety/PPE
  • Tool & Die
  • Workholding
Vending Machines, VMI, Integrated Supply

Nelson & Storm is an expert in vendor-managed inventory (VMI) and MRO/tool dispensing machines. A majority of our products pass through vending systems. We have the staff and expertise to provide the right system for your tooling needs and offer turnkey solutions that include . . .

  • Consolidated Billing
  • Cost Savings of 20-40%
  • Custom Reporting
  • Daily review of previous day's usage
  • Free Delivery
  • Packaging of Tools to match usage requirements
  • Stocking of Vending Machines
  • AutoCrib® Vending Machines
  • 24/7 Vending Technician on call