NELCO Milestone:
85 Years of Quality, Innovation and Safety

2017 marks the 85th anniversary of NELCO Worldwide, the leader in radiation-shielding solutions. Founded in 1932, Boston-based NELCO helps protect the health and safety of employees, customers, and the public in 41 countries on six continents.

“Our commitment to safety and our passion to innovate are the cornerstones of our longevity,” said Rick LeBlanc, President and CEO of NELCO Worldwide. “We believe in bringing ingenious solutions to our partners, plus something even more important: peace of mind.”

Night of Nostalgia Sets the Stage for Future Success

To commemorate its origins as a small, local company, NELCO hosted an invitation-only celebration at Yvonne’s, one of the premier hot spots in Boston. Complete with flapper girls and music that spanned the decades, the evening celebrated the time period that gave way to its birth 85 years ago.

More than 300 guests attended the event, including NELCO clients, equipment manufacturers and business associates. Joe Prates, VP of Design & Construction at NELCO, said, “As we move forward, it’s also important to acknowledge the past and celebrate the great effort and contributions it took for us to get here.”

A Celebration of People and Numbers

The yearlong celebration concludes at the 2017 ASTRO Annual Meeting, which runs from September 24–27 in San Diego, California. “We want our customers to understand our heritage and our growth over the years,” said NELCO EVP and COO, Gary Miller. “Our medical shielding has protected more than 2.3 billion patients. We’ve also worked with the top 10 U.S. cancer centers and 48 of the top 50. Our design and construction capabilities also continue to grow—that part of our business has grown by more than 300% over the past 3 years.”