Carlson Industries is a manufacturer of wear parts supplied to process machinery OEMs for use in both their new equipment and replacement parts markets. Carlson has been a family owned and managed business that was founded by W.T. Carlson in 1972.

Terry Carlson has been with the company since its inception. After earning his mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota in 1976, Terry joined the company full time. When the elder Carlson suffered a heart attack in 1979, Terry took over and has been running the business since.

Carlson Industries serves its customers world wide from its manufacturing facilities located in Forest Lake, Minnesota.