Nelson Machinery International Ltd. is a private company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands and is headed by Mr. Andy Greenwood, Managing Director.
Based in the Caribbean since 1998, the company specializes in the sale of second-hand cement plant equipment. In addition to selling previously used equipment, NMI frequently offers "new surplus" items that have never been put into service.
The company operates on a truly international basis, and frequently sells equipment from one country to another, and often from one continent to another. Thanks to extensive contacts in the industry and some clever detective work, the company is consistently able to introduce fresh surplus equipment into the marketplace.
In addition to Cement Plant Equipment, NMI deals in many other types of machinery, including, but not limited to, equipment for Bulk Material Handling, Crushing, Grinding, Industrial Mineral Processing, and Power Plants.
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J.H.M. Greenwood (1908-1992)
J.B. Greenwood (1936-2012)
Nelson Machinery can trace its origins to the historical Kootenay mining district of Eastern British Columbia, Canada. In the small city of Nelson, an entrepreneur named John Henry McMullen Greenwood founded Nelson Machinery Company Ltd. in 1938. The company mainly traded in mining equipment, often acquiring mines and their processing plants after their closure, then selling off the assets. JHM had numerous other business interests during his eventful life, having started working in the fur trade for the Hudson's Bay Company at age 13. A fur trader and bush pilot in his early years, he established several businesses in Nelson, including a hardware store, a grocery store and a fur shop. In later years he was involved in mining companies and real estate development.
The company moved is head office to Vancouver, BC in the mid-1950's, and prospered in the mining industry, eventually establishing branches across Canada. International sales grew to be an important part of the company's business, and the founder eventually moved to Manila, Philippines, opening a branch there before later settling in Scottsdale, Arizona. JHM's son, Jack Barry Greenwood, led the Canadian operations. An ambitious entrepreneur in his own right, JB was also active outside of Nelson Machinery, including several mining ventures in North and South America, and was at one time president of the BC Chamber of Commerce and was a long time member of the BC and Yukon Chamber of Mines. He was also instrumental in the founding of the BC Museum of Mining at Britannia Beach.
Brought into the business at an early age, JB's son Andy learned the equipment trade from the ground up. After graduating from the University of British Columbia and spending 2 years at a mining venture in Ecuador, Andy rejoined the company in 1986 and spent the next 10 years in the sales department. Following a company restructuring 1997, he took the position of president of the Canadian company. With the help of the company's early Internet presence, equipment sales to overseas customers steadily increased, with many sales outside of the mining industry. Some successful sales of cement plant equipment in the late 1990's pointed to an opportunity in that business area. Consequently Nelson Machinery International Ltd. was launched in 1998, with the aim of becoming a leading and reliable supplier of second-hand cement plant equipment.