Miller Electric Mfg. Co. held a press event recently at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., home of the Green Bay Packers, and where the $140 million expansion project is currently under way.
Miller Electric Mfg. Co. held a press event recently at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., home of the Green Bay Packers, and where the $140 million expansion project is currently under way. The primary function of the day was introducing the new Trailblazer welder generators, which were tested and used extensively at the Lambeau expansion site. Miller staff were on hand showcasing how different welding technologies are used in the construction industry, specifically structural steel construction.
Miller and Hobart Brothers have been named the “Official Welding Equipment Provider of the Lambeau Field Expansion” and have partnered with the Neenah, Wis.-based Miron Construction to provide the construction team and ironworkers with the latest in welding and heating technologies, consumables, weld fume extraction equipment and welding safety gear for the new Lambeau Field expansion 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,” said 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,” said 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,” said 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.”
For more information, visit www.millerwelds.com.