Miller Metal Fabrication to expand operations in Delaware

Miller Metal Fabrication, a regional metal fabrication company based in Bridgeville, DE, has chosen Delaware as the site for a planned expansion and consolidation of operations. Located in Newton Business Park in West Sussex, Miller Metal plans to construct a 60,000 square foot industrial/office building on 8.5 acres of land adjacent to its currently leased facility. The company is investing nearly $7 million in its new facility, including acquisition, construction and fit-up costs.

“We strongly believe that this new ‘world-class’ production facility will be an integral part of our long-term growth strategy,” said Martin W. Miller, founder and owner of Miller Metal. “We are extremely grateful to have the support of the State of Delaware in this effort.”

By increasing its manufacturing capacity, Miller Metal will be able to capitalize on its commitment to using the latest advances in manufacturing technology, while continuing to meet the growing needs of its existing and potential customers across multiple industries.

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“Miller Metal Fabrication’s decision to expand operations and build a new plant in Bridgeville is great news for Sussex County and for Delaware,” Governor John Carney said. “This expansion will create new jobs and reaffirms that Delaware is the ideal place for business growth.”

The company’s projects are supported by grants approved for receipt from the Delaware Strategic Fund by the State Council for Development Finance: a $57,350 Employment Performance Grant and a capital expenditure grant of $207,900. Miller Metal previously received a $313,000 Delaware Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund grant to build a new Highway 404 entrance to Newton Business Park, which also facilitates future development for other businesses.

Miller Metal is uniquely positioned in its industry as a full service provider. Unlike the majority of metal fabricators, Miller Metal provides “turnkey” solutions to its customers, as it designs, cuts, bends, welds, assembles and ships a wide range of metal components. Serving a large and diverse number of customers across the United States, the company specializes in highly sophisticated laser cutting, machining, forming, design engineering, welding and Assembly. Using lean manufacturing techniques, Miller Metal maintains a constant goal of eliminating waste from manufacturing and administrative processes.

The company plans to consolidate six positions from its Greensboro, MD store after construction of its new building in Delaware is complete. He also estimates that he will add 19 positions within three years from that date. With 92 current jobs maintained in Delaware, Miller Metal plans to increase the total number of employees to 117 within three years. The company offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits including a matching 401K plan and subsidized health insurance, as well as on-site and remote technical training to its production workers.

“Sussex County is excited about the prospect of creating more well-paying jobs, thanks to Miller Metal Fabrication’s expansion plans and the approval of these grants,” said Sussex County Council Chairman, Michael H. Vincent. “Sussex County has a robust manufacturing sector, which thrives with many small and medium-sized businesses. This funding will allow another local company to continue working hard to create products that we can proudly say are made in America – and made right here in Sussex County.

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