Mills News


Mills Products Expands Quality Engineering Capabilities

Mills has hired two employees to further enhance its quality engineering capabilities. Jason Watson joins as a Quality Engineer and Brady Harris, a designer with a quality inspection background, is a Drafter in the Engineering Department.

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Mills Products to Showcase Metal Forming Expertise at Design-2-Part Show in Atlanta

Mills will be at booth number 424, where principals will be on hand to discuss the company’s proven process for collaborating with engineers to determine which production processes will achieve the highest quality possible while reducing costs and expediting delivery.

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Mills Products’s Hydroformed Heavy Truck Handle Grabs Inventor’s Award

Read the news about how Mills Products received the 2015 Paccar Inventor's Award for hydroformed stainless steel truck grab handle, competing against 22,000 submissions.

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Mills Products Donates 70 Turkeys to Love Thy Neighbor Project

The invention of the glass oven door revolutionized oven design and transformed how Americans experience Thanksgiving. In celebration of its 70th year, Mills Products wanted to provide a proper turkey meal to people in their East Tennessee community.

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Mills Products Joins Conversation About Advanced Manufacturing at SOUTH-TEC

East Tennessee-based metal fabricator Mills Products Inc. will attend SOUTH-TEC at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., October 27–29, 2015. Principals will be on hand to discuss the company's advanced manufacturing capabilities.

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Mills Products Presents Near-Sourcing Solutions at Southern Automotive Conference

East Tennessee-based metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated will attend the Southern Automotive Conference at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., October 18–20, 2015, in order to showcase its capabilities for producing metal automotive parts using hydroforming, roll forming, and stamping manufacturing techniques.

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Mills Products Makes Bold Handles for New KitchenAid® Ovens

These handles can be found on all recently released KitchenAid Wall Ovens, Bottom Mount and Side by Side Refrigerators. The KitchenAid ovens incorporate “bold design details that are the perfect balance of elegance and functionality” according to the Whirlpool website.

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Mills Products Manufactures Distinctive Desk Legs for Steelcase

Tennessee-based metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has been contracted to manufacture hydroformed desk legs for office furniture brand Steelcase, a global, publicly traded company based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Mills Products Hydroforms Custom Truck Grab Handle for Paccar

Tennessee-based metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has begun producing a hydroformed truck grab handle for Paccar, manufacturer of light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF nameplates. 

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Mills Products Provides Dacor with New Oven Window Assembly

Mills Products Incorporated, an innovator in the field of oven window assembly fabrication, has launched a new window assembly for Dacor’s line of ranges.

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Mills Products Inks Contract for Maytag Appliance Handles

Metal fabricator Mills Products Incorporated has signed a multi-year agreement with Whirlpool Corporation to fabricate Maytag brand handles for the appliance manufacturer’s most current suite of consumer-grade refrigerators and oven ranges. 

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Mills Products Hires R&D Manager with 35 Years of Experience

Mills Products has appointed R&D appliance veteran David Brinker as R&D Manager. 

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Materials Manager with Auto Background Joins Mills Products

Mills Products, a leading American metal former for the automotive and appliance industries, has appointed Kristy Johnson as Materials Manager.

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Mills Products Hires Quality Manager from Whirlpool

Mills Products, a leading metal former with a reputation for producing superior hydroformed, roll formed, and tube stamped parts for the appliance and automotive industries, has appointed David Sampson as Quality Manager for its North American operation. 

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Expansion of Sales Force with Blair Engineering

Mills Products has signed an agreement with sales group Blair Engineering, a leading sales representative of mechanical and electromechanical manufacturers in the South.

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Mills Products Introduces Automated Stamping Process to the Appliance Industry

Mills Products has partnered with GE Appliances to produce dishwasher handles for the latest generation of GE Profile series kitchen appliances.

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Mills Products Secures Military Extrusion Project

Mills Products provided a crucial part for a communications headset developed by an equipment supplier that regularly works with the armed forces.

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Mills Products Powder Coating Capabilities Attract Luxury Automotive Manufacturer

Mills Products was recently awarded a contract to powder coat cargo shade covers for a European luxury automotive manufacturer.

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Mechanical Innovation at Mills Products

Mills Products is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Middleville Tool and Die to be the exclusive appliance-industry licensee for a patented tubular stamping technology. 

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Mills Receives New Patent 

This patented process uses tubular stamping technology to make handles for the major appliance market. 


Guides & Publications

Introduction to Tubular Stamping

Find out how this patented technology can make complex tubular parts from flat stock.

Engineers Guide to Hydroforming

Everything you wanted to know about hydroforming but were too afraid to ask.

Hydroforming Case Study

See how we pioneered hydroforming in the appliance industry, saving our client 40%.

The Benefits of Nearshoring

We'll tell you all about nearshoring and how it beats outsourcing overseas.




Discover the potential of tubular hydroforming with this guide by hydroforming pioneers.
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Hydroforming Guide

Intro to Tube Stamping

Learn more about this new technology that cuts costs by creating tubular parts from flat stock.
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Tubular Stamping Guide


See how we worked with our client to optimize production, saving them 40% on 5.3 million parts.
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Handles Guide
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