Category Archives: Ice Cream Cabinets

Eye Catching Graphics; tells the story – Ice Cream is sold here

Eye Catching Graphics tells the story 

Ice Cream is sold (your shop) here!

Promote your brand with in-store or out-of-store Ice Cream Banners. Designed by George Dunlap @ C. Nelson Mfg., Co. Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA.

Attention to detail by C. Nelson Mfg., CO. Graphics draw your attention. Designed by George Dunlap @ C. Nelson Mfg., Co. Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA.

10DIP ICE CREAM CABINET BY C. NELSON MFG., CO.  Call today for your Branding promotional needs.

George Dunlap @ 614-378-8466

Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo, Freezer by C. Nelson Mfg., CO.

Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo, made by C. Nelson Mfg., Co.

Swirl Freeze Model B and D Freezer and Blending Machine Combo



This is a great specialty machine for making all sorts of blended treats.  C. Nelson is a proud partner to the Swirl Freeze Corporation. C. Nelson is your specialty freezer design partner call today and see how we can support your specialty needs.

Mid-America Restaurant Expo January 29-30 2017 Columbus, OH, Ice Cream Cabinets by C. Nelson

C. Nelson Mfg., Co providing Ice Cream Dipping Cabinets to 3 Ohio Dairies – scooping ice cream samples to the thousands of attendees to the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.







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Ice Cream Cabinets, Painted are a special option at C. Nelson Mfg., Co.


C. Nelson Mfg., Company offers many options for their customers.  Below is a request from a theater chain in the USA.  Call C. Nelson today for a color match.  The 8Dip-HV, gelato style ice cream dipping cabinet has been a huge success since it was introduced several years ago.  Ice Cream and Gelato customers alike love the ease of operation and low maintenance needs of the American built ice cream cabinet.

Painted Gelato and  Ice Cream Cabinets no hassle

Painted Gelato and Ice Cream Cabinets no hassle

Whitey’s Ice Cream & Yogurt, Moline, IL, a midwest tradtion since 1933

Monday, May 19, I started my day with a Whitey’s Vanilla Malt, how else to start the week? My travels begin……

About Whitey’s Ice Cream (taken directly from their website)

Their History
Whitey’s Ice Cream has been named “Best in the Midwest” according to the readers of Midwest Living Magazine.  Our history offers clear insight into the way we operate.

Whitey's Ice Cream Plant, 2525 41st Street, Moline, IL

Whitey’s Ice Cream Plant, 2525 41st Street, Moline, IL

Whitey’s Ice Cream was established on the corner of 16th Street and 23rd Avenue in Moline in 1933 by Chester “Whitey” Lindgren, who was so nicknamed because of his white-blonde hair.  In 1935, Whitey hired a fifteen year-old boy named Bob Tunberg, who worked for Whitey throughout high school and on and off for several years.  Whitey and Bob became close friends, and in 1953, Whitey offered to sell the business to Bob and his wife, Norma.

Bob and Norma made ice cream during the day, and they worked in the store selling their product at night.  As soon as sons, Jeff and Jon, were old enough, they joined the “family business,” picking up trash in the parking lot before they went to school each morning.  Working with and observing their father through the ensuing years gave them a strong sense of the value of hard work and great customer service.  Today, Jeff and Jon work side-by-side as Co-Owners of the company, and the title, President, remains open in honor of their father, “The Quad-Cities Favorite Ice Cream Man,” who passed away in 1991.

Whitey’s Ice Cream remained a one-store business until 1977, when a second store was opened on 41st Street in Moline, IL.  Gradually, the manufacturing facility and offices were relocated to this larger location.  This first step in Whitey’s Ice Cream growth had proven successful, and the Tunbergs didn’t wait another forty-four years before they opened another store.  In 1982, stores were opened in East Moline, IL and Rock Island, IL.  The Mississippi River was crossed in 1984, when a store was opened in Bettendorf, IA.  Since then, another store was opened in Moline, IL at Southpark Mall, three stores have been opened in Davenport, IA, including one at Northpark Mall, one store was opened in downtown Iowa City, IA and another was opened at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, IA.

In 1988, Whitey’s Ice Cream saw a dramatic change with the addition of a Wholesale Department and entrance into the grocery store market.  This allowed Whitey’s Ice Cream packaged ice cream to be purchased from many more outlets.  The Wholesale Department currently distributes to grocery stores and schools in a one hundred mile radius.  Furthermore, Whitey’s Ice Cream is now available to the entire country through on-line ordering.  Our ice cream can be sent anywhere in the continental United States via FedEx simply by accessing

Over the years, a number of innovations to the industry were born at Whitey’s Ice Cream, including high powered malt machines, which make extra thick shakes and malts that can be turned upside-down, candy bar shakes, Splenda® sweetened No Sugar Added ice cream and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream, to name a few.

Whitey’s Ice Cream belongs to a number of organizations, including the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The Tunbergs credit the success of Whitey’s Ice Cream to a quality product, a clean environment, fair prices and a knowledgeable, friendly staff.  At Whitey’s Ice Cream we strive to create a great experience for the customer from the moment he or she enters the parking lot until the very last bite is gone.  That is why our customers are so loyal and why, “When ice cream comes to mind, people come to Whitey’s.”

Whitey’s Ice Cream is committed to excellence in its field. We are dedicated to manufacturing and marketing superior quality ice cream and related products. The consumer is placed first in every decision. Whitey’s is determined to maintain integrity and an unfailing commitment to quality and value. We will operate our business in a manner consistent with our moral convictions and faith in Jesus Christ.

(Whitey’s, North Park Mall, showing off their recently purchased, 16dip ice cream dipping cabinets by C. Nelson Mfg., Co of Oak Harbor, OH)

Whitey's Ice Cream & Yogurt, North Park Mall, Davenport, IA

Whitey’s Ice Cream & Yogurt, North Park Mall, Davenport, IA

Friends at Whitey's Ice Cream & Yogurt, Jon Turnberg, Scott Larson, Dana Samsel (w/AAT SALES), and Jeff Turnberg

Friends at Whitey’s Ice Cream & Yogurt, Jon Turnberg, Scott Larson, Dana Samsel (w/AAT SALES), and Jeff Turnberg


Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream new kitchen and shop, Ohio City, Ohio

Ice Cream Flavorrail, Sliding Lids or Flip Lids, as shown by Kelley Smith President, C Nelson Mfg Co

C Nelson Mfg., Co builds 2 styles of flavorrails.

Flavorrails were used years ago for making sundaes, milk shakes, and other soda fountain concoctions.  Today because of the growth of smoothies and blizzard type mix-in blended products, the C. Nelson cabinet is now used as, a prep-cabinet, a freezer work-station.  A freezer-scoop/work-station for all your frozen/chilled supplies to make your great tasting smoothies, cappuccino’s, milk shakes, and blizzards.

BDF8, C. Nelson Ice Cream Flavorrail

BDF8, C. Nelson Ice Cream Flavorrail

The BDF8 is the more traditional flip lid flavor rail which has the heavier duty insulated flip lids along with a well-insulated jar rail.  Remember all rails are designed to only hold non-food/spoil-able products (NOT dressings, etc).  Chocolate, caramel, peanut butter and other toppings hold just fine.

BD-10-JR, Ice Cream dipping and flavorrail cabinet by C. Nelson Mfg., Co.

BD-10-JR, Ice Cream dipping and flavorrail cabinet by C. Nelson Mfg., Co.

The sliding lid new style flavorrail, BD-X-JR, is designed for those individual and chain shops that need to have a clean work-area/counter space for making smoothies, shakes, and blizzards, and other blended type treats.  The sliding lids allow easy access to your ice cream products in the freezer; while adding blend-in toppings, and, then mixing each order, in the same floor space.  Mixers and Blenders can be easily installed on the back shelf of the BD-X-JR cabinet.  Hand sinks, 3 hole sinks, and dipper-wells can be added to either side of the cabinet for your sanitation needs.

In the below video Kelley Smith, President, C. Nelson Mfg., Company, expands on the differences between the sliding lid freezer vs. the flip lip freezer.  He also points out the benefits and features of the C. Nelson cabinet vs. his competition.  You can tell Kelley is proud of what his  team builds in Oak Harbor, Ohio, USA.


For details please contact George Dunlap at 614-378-8466 or