Miller Industries in Ooltewah, Tennessee has been providing rugged and durable tow truck and rollback solutions since 1990. As an industry leader, the company provides a complete line of quality equipment including carriers up to 30 feet in length with deck capabilities of up to 40,000 lbs. and towing recovery units with boom capacities of 100 tons.
Miller recently expanded its line of heavy-duty trucks to include specialized transport carriers. These models are often involved in heavy hauling, transporting extremely large and heavy items that regular transport vehicles cannot handle. This can include items like construction equipment, industrial machinery, or even entire modular structures. Capable of impressive load ratings to 50,000 lbs., Miller’s designs utilize heavy duty steel tubing sub-frames for maximum strength and durability.
Miller Industries credits the durability and extended lifespan of galvanized steel for positively impacting new orders and contributing to their continued industry growth.
As they have expanded their dealer network, their footprint in the continental United States has expanded as well. With this growth, their customers in the Midwest, Northeast and Canada have requested hot-dip galvanized frames and components to counter the harsh winter weather. Transport carriers moving on salt-treated roads can be exposed to salt spray, especially in areas with high-speed traffic. The airborne salt particles settle on the vehicle's surfaces, increasing the risk of corrosion. Additionally, freeze-thaw cycles can contribute to the expansion and contraction of water in and around metal components. This process can create cracks and vulnerabilities in unprotected steel, making it easier for corrosion to take hold.
Fortunately, Miller has facilities conveniently located near a galvanizer’s plant, allowing them to engage in discussions to design and determine the most effective coating solution for their products. Through close collaboration with a hot-dip galvanizing plant during the design phase, Miller optimized the corrosion protection of its products, increasing longevity and enhancing overall product quality. The success of adjusting drain hole size exceeded their expectations, leading to an ongoing collaboration with their galvanizer to continuously improve the overall finish of the galvanized coating.
Ultimately, the decision to provide a hot-dip galvanized coating as an option for customers grappling with corrosion has bestowed a distinct advantage in the market. Miller Industries credits the durability and extended lifespan of galvanized steel for positively impacting new orders and contributing to their continued industry growth. In turn, by closely supporting an industry leader and serving as a trusted partner and resource, the galvanizer has undoubtedly accelerated the use and acceptance of the hot-dip galvanized coating within this important market.
Original Equipment Manufacturing
Greeneville, TN United States
Coating Durability, Corrosion Performance, Ease of Specifying, Initial Cost, Life-Cycle Cost, Prior HDG Experience, Quality of HDG, Sustainability, Turnaround Time
Chassis, Underbody, Lift Assembly
AZZ Galvanizing - Bristol
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