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MILLER ELECTRIC MFG. CO. TO DEMONSTRATE LATEST WELDING AND CUTTING TECHNOLOGY AT 2007 SEMA SHOW

APPLETON, Wis. August 28, 2007—Visitors that stop by the Miller Electric Mfg. Co. booth (#24713 in the Racing & Performance section) at this year’s SEMA show will have the opportunity to see the latest welding and plasma cutting equipment and participate in hands-on MIG and TIG welding and plasma cutting demonstrations. SEMA will take place in Las Vegas, Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2007.

New products on display will include the Millermatic® 140 with Auto-Set™, three newly-enhanced Millermatics: the Millermatic® 212, Millermatic® 252, Millermatic® DVI2™, the Millermatic® 350P with XR-Aluma-Pro™ Gun, and the new Spoolmate™ 100 Series spool gun for welding aluminum.

Ideal for automotive enthusiast of all skill levels, the new Millermatic® 140 with Auto-Set™ is the simplest welder to set-up and start welding. The user simply sets the wire diameter and material thickness. The patent pending Auto-Set technology automatically sets wire feed speed and voltage to achieve optimal welding results. This 115V welder works with C25 gas (75% argon, 25% CO2) and either .024- or .030-in. diameter solid wire and can weld 24 gauge up to 3/16-in. mild steel.

Daily Appearances by Metalworking Master Ron Covell

Metalworker and street rod fabricator Ron Covell will be making daily appearances in Miller’s booth at this year’s SEMA Show. Visitors and fans can meet Covell in Miller's booth from 10 a.m. - noon and 1p.m. - 4 p.m. Using Miller’s latest welding and cutting equipment, Covell will demonstrate his metalworking tips and techniques as he fabricates a custom ’32 Ford grille and motorcycle gas tank throughout the week. Visitors and fans are encouraged to stop by the Miller booth for metalworking tips and project advice.

Ron Covell, owner of Covell Creative Metalworking in Freedom, Calif., travels the country holding metalworking workshops and markets a line of metalworking tools and videos. Extremely well-respected in the street rod industry, Covell's cars and motorcycles have been featured in countless magazines. In addition, Covell writes technical articles and columns for various street rod enthusiast publications under the title of Professor Hammer.

He has used Miller equipment throughout his metalworking career. “I’ve trusted Miller’s products for their quality and reliability over my 42 years as a professional metalworker and fabricator,” says Ron Covell, owner of Covell Creative Metalworking. “Building a custom or one-off street rod has its challenges, I want people to know that with Miller in their shops, the welding comes easy. It’s an honor to be invited to demonstrate my work using their products at this year’s SEMA Show.”

With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding equipment and related systems for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. Miller Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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