Fabricator’s New Powder Coat System is Technology Driven
Miller welding and machine coats big parts with process knowledge, quality control.
Miller Welding and Machine Co. is a custom metal fabricator with a focus on process control, product quality and an understanding of new technology.
It’s a formula that works well, as the company has expanded over the years from a small 2,400-square-foot garage into three large facilities in western Pennsylvania—Sandy Lick, Maplevale and Homer City—exceeding over 500,000 square feet in total.
Started in 1963 by David Miller, along with his brother, Lawrence, and wife, Sara, the company’s capabilities include fabricating, welding, machining, finishing and mechanical assembly.
“I’ve been in the industry for over 33 years and have seen my fair share of steel fabrication facilities throughout the world,” says John Binder, powder market manager for Nordson Corporation, Industrial Coating Systems of Amherst, Ohio, one of the industry’s leading suppliers of powder coating application equipment.
“My experience with custom metal fabricators is that companies that continue to invest in new technology and people have a better chance of growth and sustainability than their counterparts that don’t invest as wisely.”
At Miller Welding, “whatever it takes” is an attitude that permeates the shop floor. Employees have the solid understanding and skills necessary to maintain the high-tech equipment in the facility.
“It’s almost a hyper sensitivity toward understanding the various processes and how to operate a machine to maximize its capabilities,” Binder says.