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2014 Miller BUILD & WIN Sweepstakes Announced; Grand Prize Offers Unforgettable Sports Fan Experience

April 1st, 2014

As part of the WE BUILD brand campaign, which celebrates the hard working men and women of welding, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is changing the game and proud to announce the 2014 Miller®BUILD & WIN sweepstakes. Visitors to can share a project built with Miller® equipment — up to once monthly between April 1 and Nov. 30, 2014 — for a chance to win products and an unforgettable sports fan experience grand prize package.

“Hard-working men and women build bigger, brighter and better things in this world with Miller. We want to celebrate their work by sharing it with the world — and reward them for doing it,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of marketing for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “The work they create has lasting impact that benefits many for generations to come. That work is their legacy and Miller is honored that together, what we make stands the test of time. That’s why this year, we chose to highlight ironworkers and brothers Jake and Ken Wirkuty at Miron Construction, who were part of the recent expansion at Green Bay’s legendary Lambeau Field.”  See video here:

Each month during the eight monthly entry periods, Miller will randomly select one entry to win a Miller prize package. These packages include a variety of welding protection items, a portable workbench and other products. See website for full list of monthly prizes.

Every entry shared as part of the sweepstakes is also eligible to be randomly selected to win the grand prize: a sports fan experience including expenses-paid trips to three events at legendary sporting destinations built by welders.

Two of these trips will be to U.S. venues of the winner’s choice from a select list identified below. In addition, the grand prize winner will attend a game at Lambeau Field and will visit Miller headquarters in Appleton, Wis.


  • AT&T Stadium – Arlington, Texas
  • Gillette Stadium – Boston
  • Soldier Field – Chicago
  • Sports Authority Field at Mile High – Denver
  • Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City
  • Heinz Field – Pittsburgh
  • CenturyLink Field – Seattle


  • Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore
  • Fenway Park – Boston
  • Wrigley Field – Chicago
  • Coors Field – Denver
  • Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles
  • PNC Park – Pittsburgh
  • Busch Stadium – St. Louis
  • AT&T Park – San Francisco


  • TD Bank Garden – Boston
  • United Center – Chicago
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis
  • Staples Center – Los Angeles
  • American Airlines Arena – Miami
  • Madison Square Garden – New York
  • Moda Center – Portland, Ore.


  • TD Bank Garden – Boston
  • United Center – Chicago
  • Joe Louis Arena – Detroit
  • Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, Minn.
  • Madison Square Garden – New York
  • Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia
  • SAP Center – San Jose, Calif.


  • Bristol Motor Speedway – Bristol, Tenn.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway – Charlotte, N.C.
  • Daytona International Speedway- Daytona, Fla.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis
  • Talladega Superspeedway – Talladega, Ala.

Entrants can check the webpage to view monthly prizes and winners, share project photos and see what others are building. The grand prize winner will be drawn in December 2014.

For more information or to enter the BUILD & WIN sweepstakes, visit

Revamped Build With Blue Offer Available Until June 30

April 1st, 2014

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. today announced a revamp of the popular Build with Blue™ rebate offer. Between April 1 and June 30, 2014, customers who purchase qualifying Miller® equipment along with additional Miller or Hobart® products totaling at least $85 on the same invoice will receive an $85 mail-in rebate on the total purchase amount.

In addition to the rebate offer, one qualified rebate entry will be drawn every month to win $850 — in honor of the Miller 85th anniversary celebration.

“As Miller marks its 85th anniversary, much has changed in how we build our world. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to serve the hardworking people who weld,” said Rich Thompson, vice president of marketing for Miller Electric Mfg. Co. “It continues to be an honor and a privilege to help advance the art and craft of welding, making it easier, more productive and more fulfilling.”

Prices for the eligible equipment list referenced below reflect the Miller suggested price (MSP) before the applied rebate.

Spectrum®  625 X-TREME™ Plasma cutter — $1,807 MSP

  • Generating 40 amps, the 21-pound machine can slice through 5/8-inch mild steel at 15 inches per minute. Great new features include quick-connect ground cable with more flexibility and a heavy duty clamp that’s smaller and easier to handle; Ultra-Quick Connect™ torch cable for portability and interchangeability of hand-held or machine torches; long- or short-body machine torches; and automated cutting options like CNC integration kits for remote trigger, ok-to-move signal and voltage sensing.

Multimatic™ 200 MIG/TIG/Stick welder — $2,004 MSP

  • A durable, impact-resistant polycarbonate case protects this all-in-one portable multiprocess welding power source capable of performing MIG, Stick and TIG welding processes in one compact design. The system weighs only 29 pounds and connects to common 120- and 230-volt power receptacles with the Miller-exclusive MVP™ (multi-voltage plug).

Millermatic® 211 Auto-Set™ with MVP™ MIG welder— $1,159 MSP

  • This MIG welder packs a class-leading 3/8-inch-thick welding capacity into a highly portable case. Featuring Auto-Set™ to eliminate the need to set voltage and wire feed speed, and MVP for quick and tool-less change over between 120V and 230V input power, this unit is ideal for welding in maintenance, farm, home, hobbyist and personal-use applications.

Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder— $1,878 MSP

  • This machine features a 210-amp unit with a higher duty cycle for making longer welds on thicker material. Welds material from 22 gauge to 3/8-inch thickness in a single pass.

Syncrowave® 210 TIG/Stick welder — $2,678 MSP

  • The new inverter-based welder with operator-friendly interface, is AC/DC TIG and DC Stick-capable — with the ability to weld up to 1/4-inch-thick material in a single pass. It is anchored by innovative technologies and is the first Miller TIG welder to include the Pro-Set™ feature, which takes the guesswork out of setting weld parameters by offering preset controls designed by Miller weld engineers. Miller-exclusive Auto-Line™ technology and MVP allow for easy hookup to any input voltages within 115 – 230 V with no manual linking, providing reliable input power regardless of welding conditions.

Bobcat™ 250 EFI welder/generator — $4,510 MSP

  • The Bobcat 250 engine-driven welder/generator with EFI reduces fuel use up to 27 percent, lowers noise by as much as 33 percent, and is 5 inches shorter and up to 55 pounds lighter than previous models. The welder/generator offers 40 to 275 amps for both DC Stick/TIG and AC TIG/Stick applications, and 17 to 28 volts of output power when matched with a wire feeder for MIG or Flux-Cored welding. Rated at 104 degrees Fahrenheit, the machine offers 12,000 watts peak and 10,500 watts continuous power.

Customers will receive the rebate approximately four weeks following submission of the mail-in rebate form. For more information on the Build with Blue rebate offer, customers can visit their local distributor or

Hot Rods by Dean and the Street Rodder Road Tour

March 25th, 2014

For Dean Livermore, founder and owner of Hot Rods by Dean, the satisfaction in creating custom vehicles is in seeing a project gel and come together.

Custom projects at his Phoenix, Ariz.-based shop include hot rods, street rods, roadsters, muscle cars and vintage trucks. The shop’s 10 employees complete in-house fabrication, body work, mechanical work, paint and design. Their projects often include building custom chassis, interior and body work, and even manufacturing their own custom-made parts such as sub-dash panels and stash boxes, which keep the authentic appearance of vintage vehicles while hiding modern touches such as stereos and air conditioning.

“Everything is high end, high class, high finish,” Livermore said. “I enjoy the building the cars and getting the car to the final stage. I enjoy the journey. That’s the satisfaction for me, is making it all come together.”

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King of the Hammers 2014 Recap

March 10th, 2014

King of the Hammers Recap


The Blue Torch Fabworks race vehicle at KOH.

Miller Welders was proud to sponsor the recent 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, Calif. While in the desert, race participants had free access to a variety of Miller® welding and cutting products for onsite repair and pit support needs. Thanks to our friends and partners The Fab School, Blue Torch Fabworks and Miller Motorsports for acting on our behalf and helping those in need of welding assistance. A huge congrats to those who competed in one of the toughest races around.


Check out this photo gallery and watch the Blue Torch Fabworks commercial for a taste of the action!

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Adaptive Fill on Heavy Plate

February 13th, 2014

Adaptive Fill on Heavy Plate

Learn the principles behind robotic welding of heavy plate.

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Capture 5

February 13th, 2014

Capture 5

Capture weld fumes up to 3x farther away and increase productivity.

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Driving Continuous Improvement

February 13th, 2014

Driving Continuous Improvement

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Tune into Live King of the Hammers Racing Coverage

February 6th, 2014

Miller Welders is excited to be the official welding sponsor of the Ultra 4 Racing Series. As a result of the expanded partnership, all race participants attending the Johnson Valley, Calif.-based 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers (KOH race) this week and all other events in the series will have free access to welding and cutting products for onsite repair and pit support needs.

For the previous two years, Miller Welders sponsored only the KOH race, living in the desert alongside the racers and spectators during the annual week-long event.

“We were able to experience how our products were used in countless welding repair situations, as well as to connect with racers from every level as to how welding was used in the fabrication of their vehicle, said John Swartz, Marketing Manager for Miller Welders. “Knowing that our machines can hold up and perform in the harsh desert environment should provide customers with confidence that products will provide years of operation in any race shop or home garage.”

The welding and cutting products is housed in an Ultra 4 Series trailer which will travel to and from each event. During the King of the Hammers events, race participants can access the trailer located in Hammertown. The Fab School, Blue Torch Fabworks and Miller Motorsports, all friends and partners of Miller Welders, are onsite to provide welding assistance and pit support in Johnson Valley.

In addition, Jason Carner and Peter Basler of Blue Torch Fabworks will field a custom-built Miller Welders-branded race vehicle for the KOH race tomorrow featuring innovative new products from their line of do-it-yourself parts and kits for custom off-road fabrication projects.

“Miller Welders would like to wish all the racers the best of luck this year and hopes for another wildly successful event for Ultra 4 Series Executive Director Dave Cole.”

To watch live coverage of the KOH race on Friday, Feb. 7, tune into:

NEW Women’s Arc Armor® Welding Protection Designed for Superior Fit and Productivity

January 2nd, 2014

Miller recently launched new women’s Arc Armor®apparel, including the INDURA® cloth jacket and MIG and TIG gloves. Specifically engineered with feedback from women welders, the new apparel provides superior fit and comfort for elevated performance.

Made from INDURA flame-resistant cotton, the women’s jacket provides less restriction for better movement and increases safety with a tailored fit.

The new women’s MIG and TIG gloves, now available in X-Small and Small, are part of an overall Arc Armor glove redesign. The smaller sizes ensure welders have a glove option that fits their needs while providing the best welding protection available.

Women’s MIG Glove (lined)

• Dual padded palm for added comfort

• Fleece insulated palm, foam insulated back

• Original wrap-around keystone thumb design for exceptional dexterity and comfort

Women’s TIG Glove

• Unlined for heightened feel and dexterity

• Triple padded palm for added comfort

• Premium goat grain leather offers superior flexibility and dexterity

For more information on the Miller Arc Armor line of welding protection,

Miller at the 2013 SEMA Show

October 29th, 2013

If you’re headed to SEMA — the world’s largest automotive specialty show — be sure to check out Miller booth #24113 in the Racing & Performance pavilion in Central Hall. Miller experts will be on hand to answer your questions and give presentations on common automotive welding applications. If you not attending SEMA this year we have you covered with live coverage of our Q&A sessions. Check out the Miller SEMA show page and follow along live from Las Vegas.