If Neils Miller doesn't have a statue in Appleton, Wisconsin, he should. You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who has had a larger impact on the welding industry than Mr. Miller. Back in 1929, he saw a need for a small, affordable arc welder that would operate on the type of electricity readily available in rural Wisconsin. Using American ingenuity, he cobbled together scrap metal, core and coil materials and hammered out that first welder in his basement. Six short years later, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. produced an industry-changing industrial welder and the rest is history.
Throughout the 40’s, Miller’s machines powered war efforts in the shipyards and defense plants. In the 50’s, Miller played a key role in the construction of most major planes, jets, fighters and missiles. Companies like Boeing, Cessna, Lockheed, Douglas all used Miller machines in their factories. The 1970’s brought the introduction of the Millermatic machines; the first power source with a built-in wire feeder.
Today, Miller Electric continues their dominance in the marketplace with machines like the Millermatic 211 and the Miller Multimatic 215 Multiprocess Welder, Auto-darkening welding helmets like the Digital Infinity with ClearLight Technology, and the Bobcat 225 Welder/Generator. Miller’s full line of welding machines and welding accessories give their loyal customers plenty of reasons to “Bleed Blue.”