APPLETON, Wis., — April 26, 2012 — Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Hobart Brothers Company have been named the “Official Welding Equipment Provider of the Lambeau Field Expansion” by the Green Bay Packers. Miller and Hobart Brothers have also partnered with Neenah, Wis.-based general contractor Miron Construction Co., Inc. to provide the construction team and ironworkers with the latest in welding and heat treatment technologies, consumables, weld fume extraction equipment and welding safety gear for the project.
The expansion will be completed in 2013 and involves substantial new construction to both end zones, including 6,600 new seats in the south end zone and new high-definition video boards in both end zones. Both video boards and a new viewing terrace in the north end zone will be operational for the 2012 season.
“People in our community, and all throughout the state of Wisconsin, take great pride in their work and in Green Bay Packers football,” says Mike Weller, president, Miller. “Working with other local companies such as Miron Construction to further build and shape one of Wisconsin’s greatest landmarks is something we do with honor. We’re proud to be working with the Packers, Miron Construction, the ironworkers, and all of the partners involved in the Lambeau Field expansion. As fans, we’re undeniably excited to see the new features added to the best stadium in the National Football League.”
Miller and Hobart Brothers have worked extensively with Miron Construction throughout the project to use both new and proven welding technologies for the construction industry. Every piece of welding equipment Miron Construction used on the project was designed and manufactured by Miller. This includes the latest in engine-driven welding technology, weld fume extraction equipment and welding safety gear. The companies also worked together to convert traditional processes over to new methods of improving weld quality, productivity and safety, such as using Flux-Cored welding and induction heating technology in structural steel applications.
“Welding isn’t often the first thing people think of when they think of the construction industry,” says Weller, “but it is one of the most critical elements of a heavy structural job like this and provides us with the perfect opportunity to showcase these technologies — and to do so on a local stage with other Wisconsin-based companies. The Green Bay Packers, Miller and Miron Construction all represent core Wisconsin values of hard work and integrity, and we think it’s a winning combination both on the field and off.”
“Many of us dreamed of playing on this field as kids, and having the ability to help extend this stadium’s legacy is, in many ways, the fulfillment of that dream,” says David G. Voss, Jr., president and CEO of Miron Construction. “And we’re proud to do so in partnership with other great Wisconsin companies, showcasing the true strength of the region’s construction and fabrication industries.”