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Pratt & Miller Engineering

"In order to win at Le Mans against the world's best, we must have the best team, equipment and partners. Our partnership with Miller enables Pratt & Miller to have superior welding equipment to ensure our race cars to be of the highest quality, durability and safety on the track."

Pratt & Miller Engineering provides its clients with exceptional design, fabrication and testing services. A combination of leading-edge engineering and championship-winning experience enables Pratt & Miller to plan and execute innovative, cost-effective, time-efficient, and results oriented projects for their clients.


Founded in 1989, New Hudson, Michigan-based Pratt & Miller Engineering has evolved from a small business designing and building race cars into an international engineering powerhouse. Today Pratt & Miller is recognized worldwide in both motorsports and high-level engineering.

For their fabrication needs, Pratt & Miller Engineering relies on Miller. 


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Detroit Speed

Meet Kyle and Stacy Tucker, owners of Detroit Speed Inc.


"Miller offers the quality, reliability and technology that we demand in our business. Ya know, you try and do business and align your company with other people and organizations that you know have the same values you do." — Kyle Tucker

Married engineers Kyle and Stacy Tucker had no idea when they custom-built unique suspension parts for a '69 Camaro pet project that it would lead to a successful business. From humble beginnings in a two-car garage in Detroit to its 30,000-square-foot home in Mooresville, North Carolina, Detroit Speed Inc. has been on one wild ride and today is a go-to source for custom fabrication projects and its product line of automotive parts.


Detroit Speed has an extensive product line, and the development and manufacturing of new products is now the largest portion of the business. Detroit Speed has a separate building for custom project work on highly detailed muscle cars with track inspired parts. Working on seven or eight projects at any one time, the company stages work flow to include fabrication, paint and body and assembly. Between the two sides of the business, Kyle and Stacy have 15 Miller welders and relayed that nearly half of their employees weld daily.

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McKinney Corporation

"To design, build and service the finest race car chassis, components and products with leading edge technology, at the greatest attainable value to the customer." — Murph McKinney

McKinney Corp. Race Cars, located in Lafayette, Indiana, is known for its race winning chassis technology and premium quality race car components. Owner Murph McKinney and his team of experts work to meet the specialized needs of touring professionals, sportsman competitors and independent chassis builders. McKinney Corporation and its products are tied to some great drag racing teams including but not limited to Darrell Gwynn and Mike Dunn.

Having trouble finding the fasteners, cables or other components needed for your race car? McKinney is a go-to source for anything you might need. This 23,000 manufacturing, development and research center is focused on sophisticated technology with an emphasis on consistency, uniformity and quality.

For their welding needs, McKinney Corp depends on Miller. 

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PRO-FABrication

"I'm satisfied knowing — at the end of the day — we're not building some little widget going into something else. You know that your parts are on some of the best race cars in the world, and winning — winning in every division that you put your parts in." — Steve Sousley

PRO-FABrication, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, has serviced the racing industry's needs for more than a decade by providing the finest racing exhaust systems, unparalleled components and customer service to race teams, engine builders and individuals alike. And, the company's track record of contributing products to more than 50 championship drivers over the last 15 years shows they work with some of the most talented names in the business.


When creating headers and other exhaust system components, Sousley and his team use Miller TIG welders, and consider the arc control, pulsing capabilities and power consumption the most desirable features.


Miller® products used include:

  • Millermatic® 140 Auto-Set™
  • Millermatic® 180 Auto-Set™
  • Dynasty® 350 TIG welder
  • Dynasty® 200 TIG welder
  • Maxstar® 200 TIG welder

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BimmerWorld

"We do all our chassis builds and fabrication in-house for our team cars, customers, and products we sell. It is important to me to arm our guys with the best equipment so they can achieve the premium results we are known for and since we bought our first blue machine about 10 years ago, we have never owned anything other than a Miller." — James Clay of BimmerWorld

BimmerWorld is a full-service facility exclusively for BMW cars. Based out of Dublin, Virginia, the company specializes in high-performance, racing and large project work — providing workmanship for street cars that meet its customers' mechanical needs. The mechanics that work on the cars are also part of their professional race team.


For their metal fabrication needs, BimmerWorld prefers Miller. Products used include:
For at track support, Miller® products used include:
  • Millermatic 140® Auto-Set™ MIG welder
  • Diversion™ 180 TIG welder

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JR Motorsports

"This sport is my life –— it's what I know, it's what I do. To build on our family's heritage is really what drives us every day. The fun for us is to carry on our family's tradition — for both the Earnhardts and our grandfather, Robert Gee, who was a fabricator. It drives us to continue that legacy in the sport." — Kelley Earnhardt (sister of Dale Jr. and daughter of Dale Earnhardt)

JR Motorsports operates out of a large 66,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The team has over 100 employees and encompasses a full stable of cars that compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and local weekly late model divisions. JRM competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series.


In 2008 JRM enjoyed a breakout season with four Nationwide Series victories between its two teams. The company followed suit with four more wins in 2009, and added two additional victories to its tally in 2010. Earnhardt credits much of the success to the partnerships JRM has formed over the years, including their partnership with Miller. Miller products (approximately 40 welders) are used exclusively throughout the shops, and have been a part of the Earnhardt legacy since day one.

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Richard Childress Racing

"Miller has been a great, great partner. When it comes to welding, Miller is about all I've ever known, and it's all that RCR has every operated with." — Richard Childress

Childress began racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 1969, earning six top-five and 76 top-10 finishes. RCR was officially incorporated as a business venture in 1969, debuting at the Talladega 500.


More than 500 dedicated motorsports professionals work at the RCR complex, located in Welcome, North Carolina. The facility consists of 12 buildings and 500,000 square feet of shop space, including Earnhardt-Childress Racing Engines, the high performance engine production and research and development company, which built the engine that powered the 2010 Daytona 500 winner.


Nearly 100 people are fabricators and use the 110 Miller welders located at the RCR facilities.

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Dale Earnhardt Inc.

Formed by Dale and Teresa Earnhardt in 1980, Dale Earnhardt Inc. offers a full complement of technical services to include engineering services, a fully equipped manual and C&C machine center, a custom powertrain service and rental, and a retail parts store for racing needs. They've opened their doors to assist up-and-coming race teams with resources and an opportunity to compete.

For their fabrication needs, Dale Earnhardt, Inc. relies on Miller. Products used include: