Kenny Nelson the son of local entrepreneur, Darrell “Tuffy” Nelson, returned to Perham after college in 1964 with a business degree, to partner in his father’s feed company, Pine Lakes Feed which later developed into the Tuffy’s Pet Food Company. “My dad, Tuffy, said, ”Let’s try pet food,” said Kenny.”
“Kenny is unique in most ways, including his drive, his compassion and most of all the way he treats people. His desire to help people is more important than his desire to do business,” Mike Holper.
Throughout its history, KLN Family Brands has been a family business. In 2005 Charlie Nelson, son of Kenny Nelson and grandson of Darrell Nelson joined the KLN Corporation to become the 3rd generation to carry on the Nelson family legacy.
"We are blessed to employ a lot of good people."
- Charlie Nelson
KLN employees average 20 plus years with the company.