Miller Industries Towing Equipment Expands Facility In Ooltewah

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Miller Industries Towing Equipment Inc. unveiled its latest investment aimed at continuing its commitment to providing the world’s best towing and recovery equipment. Its investment includes a $20 million expansion to its existing wrecker manufacturing facility in Ooltewah.  

Part of this expansion is the addition of an over 30,000 SQFT new paint facility, which will provide a significant increase in wrecker production ability.  Miller’s new paint facility is truly state-of-the-art, and is equipment with high-tech temperature and moisture controls, as well as an environmentally friendly dual-side downdraft air filtration and collection system.

The addition of Miller’s new state-of-the-art paint facility comes in the wake of their latest Environmental award from the Tennessee Association of Manufacturers.  Increases in personnel were also necessary for each area of the preparation and painting process in order to staff the newly expanded facility.  

“Being the world leader in towing and recovery equipment is not an overnight accomplishment,” said Todd Higdon, Ooltewah general manager. To be and stay a leader in this industry requires “years of hard work, engineering, and a steadfast commitment to quality and our customers,” said Billy Drane of Miller’s Heavy-Duty Sales Department.    

The Ooltewah plant expansion is only part of a larger investment Miller Industries has committed to across their several U.S. based production facilities.

Miller Industries Towing Equipment (NYSE: MLR) is the world’s largest manufacturer in towing and recovery equipment.  Miller Industries offers a variety of products from auto-load units with 8,000 lb. capacities to rotators with 75 ton capacities. All of which fall under the Miller Industries family of brands of Century, Vulcan, Chevron, and Holmes.

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