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OUR HISTORY

 

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.

TIMELINE

1987

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.

1988

first fabrication facility established

We move into a facility that allows us to fabricate MCM (Metal Composite Material) panels for the first time.

1989

10 year anniversary

1989

third logo revealed

1990

doug burton
becomes partner

Doug was highly instrumental in organizing the addition of the fabrication of composite aluminum panels – taking MillerClapperton to the next level in the industry.

1992

fourth logo revealed

1994

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.

1997

home depot
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.

 

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1999

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.

2001

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.

2004

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

MillerClapperton
goes cruising

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!)

2006

fifth logo revealed

2008

Georgia aquarium

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.

2009

rapid acm becomes rapidmaterials

In addition to its name changing, RapidMaterials also began taking on additional manufacturers and products.

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2011

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.

 

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2012

founder ted S. miller passes

Ted lost his courageous battle with cancer. Senior Estimator Scott Stafford recalls his impact on the company, its employees and the industry at large.

2012

laser scanning

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.

2013

college football
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.

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2013

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.

2015

rapidmaterials
takes off

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.

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MillerClapperton west

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.

2016

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.

2016

sixth logo revealed

2017

still a top place to work

MillerClapperton was named one of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Top Workplaces for the third time.

TODAY

MILLERCLAPPERTON

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.

GET IN TOUCH:

7948 Second Flags Drive

Austell, GA 30168

Tel: 770-941-8281

Email: info@millerclapperton.com

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