At MillerClapperton, we have a long history of working with both architects and general contractors. Ted S. Miller and Dave Clapperton, the founding partners, had been leading salesmen for H.H. Robertson Co., the premier manufacturer of metal architectural products at the time. In the Southern Region for H.H. Robertson, Ted was the #1 Sales Engineer and David was the #2 Sales Engineer. After 8 years at HH Robertson Co., Ted and Dave resigned and put into action a 1-year Business Plan that was the beginning of MillerClapperton. Over 38 years and 100+ employees later, the MillerClapperton name has come to stand for quality, experience, professionalism and our strong commitment to our customers.
buckhead diner opens
Atlanta, GA | Stainless Steel
Our first major project of significance. The restaurant is still in existence today and is an iconic landmark in Buckhead, Atlanta.
first fabrication facility established
We move into a facility that allows us to fabricate MCM (Metal Composite Material) panels for the first time.
10 year anniversary
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Doug was highly instrumental in organizing the addition of the fabrication of composite aluminum panels – taking MillerClapperton to the next level in the industry.
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we move into a larger fabrication facility
Our new facility was nearly 20,000 sq ft. We would be here for the next 8 years. Our first CNC router table was delivered this year.
store support center
Atlanta, GA | 500K sq ft of MCM panels
Home Depot has consistently used us for every building ever erected on their campus. We’re proud to have been the only wall cladding company to have worked on their campus.
20 year anniversary
bcia terminal 2 opens in Beijing, china
Beijing, China | MCM panels
MillerClapperton beat out several international teams vying for this project. Our founders visited China several times to work on this deal.
we move into a larger fabrication facility
Expanding again, we move to Austell, GA to a facility well over 40,000 SF. Our second CNC router machine was delivered this year.
25 year anniversary
rapid acm is formed
A new e-commerce company, Rapid ACM was created to sell sheets of ACM in simple shapes only. It was the beginning of what would become a highly viable sub-business for MillerClapperton.
top place to work
MillerClapperton named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces.
mcm certified premium fabricator
The MCA (Metal Construction Association) enlisted the help of founder Ted Miller to create the MCM Certified Premium Fabricator certification. As such, we became an original member of MCA’s certification program for such fabricators. There are, to date, only a handful of fabricators certified to this level.
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
For a few years, the employees of MillerClapperton were treated to a company cruise. It was the talk of the company for years (and still is!)
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Largest aquarium in the world. The catalyst for the growth around Centennial Park—preceding World of Coke, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Aquarium Hilton Garden Inn, College Football Hall of Fame and numerous restaurants.
ted miller begins mcm corner and blog
Ted S. Miller begins writing weekly blogs, which were published on the MillerClapperton website. He also wrote articles for Metal Architecture magazine, which were published monthly in a special section titled “Ted’s MCM Corner.” The articles became a staple read in the metal construction industry, but what Ted left behind when he passed in 2012 was a legacy, not only by the company he built, but also in his writings.
We create a level of customer service that further differentiates us from our competitors—providing a high level of accuracy and quality few could match.
hall of fame
MillerClapperton engineered, fabricated and installed the panels on this project’s most prominent and complex structure. We are proud to have played a part in the construction of this iconic addition to Atlanta.
new manufacturing equipment
Our third CNC router machine was delivered in June. The new sheet metal cutting and metal forming equipment was delivered in December.
We hire on David Trefzger as RapidMaterials manager—an industry expert and eCommerce aficionado who breathes new life into our RapidMaterials sub-brand—selling construction supplies and materials exclusively online.
We opened our 2nd fabrication facility in Mesa, AZ, allowing us to truly penetrate the West Coast market for the first time. We also add our fourth CNC router machine here.
top place to work (again)
MillerClapperton was again named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces.
MillerClapperton mid-Atlantic and Midwest
We send a Project Manager for the first time to Virginia to service the Mid-Atlantic region as well as Project Managers to Minnesota to service the Midwest.
sixth logo revealed
still a top place to work
MillerClapperton was named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces for the third time.
MillerClapperton is proud to serve as your experts in the wall cladding industry, producing over one million square feet of MCM annually and creating iconic buildings (and relationships) with our customers.
OCTOBER 15, 1979
MillerClapperton is founded by Ted S. Miller and Dave Clapperton as a manufacturer’s representative firm out of Ted’s home in Smyrna, Georgia.
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Founders Ted and Dave worked hard to build relationships of trust with architects
specialized installing subcontractor
MillerClapperton has built a solid reputation in the southeastern United States as a reliable source for polished stainless steel, bronze, and specialty aluminum architectural metalwork.
In this space, we specialized in providing premium, custom designed architectural metalwork.
second logo revealed
We learn about the fabrication business
We learned what it took to become a national quality fabricator. Ted and Dave also learned about working with General Contractors. Eventually we learn to become our own fabricating installer.