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Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Announces Welding Hero Voting Goes Live at

Welding Hero Highlights:

  • Top ten everyday welding heroes announced
  • Live online voting at
  • Top three win grand prize package including gear and a visit to Miller headquarters
  • Voting through July 31st


APPLETON, Wis. — July 16, 2012 — Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is proud to announce that live online voting for the “Nominate a Hero” promotion is under way at The “Nominate a Hero” contest has garnered hundreds of nominees over the past year. The Miller team has narrowed the field to the top ten, now it’s up to our online visitors to vote for the top three Miller welding heroes.


The promotion is recognition of everyday welders who make a special contribution to their workplace and their local community. Visitors to were asked to nominate their hero, the person that they felt stood apart part in the welding industry. Through their performance at work, commitment to education and training or other worthy causes, nominees came to us from throughout North America.


Our top ten nominees include a 70-year-old California woman who was inspired to weld, a corporate professional who left behind his office chair for a torch, instructors who impact young lives everyday, a welder who ensures safety equipment is properly operating in Afghanistan, and others who qualified as welding heroes! 


 “This is a fun promotion that highlights the great things welders are doing everyday,” said Vickie Rhiner, brand manger at Miller. “The social media aspect of the hero contest and having our visitors go to to vote for the top three is just another way we are interacting with our customers.” 


The contest has been an opportunity for Miller to highlight and celebrate all welders and the profession of welding. The three grand prize winners will be flown in to the Miller headquarters in Appleton, Wis. for a closer look at the company, and will be awarded a Miller product of their choosing, in addition to Arc Armor® welding apparel.


Voting began July 16th and will end at 5:00 pm c.s.t. on July 31st. The final top three winners will be announced on August 13th. For official contest rules click here. Visit for more information and to cast your vote.

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