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The Origin of MIW Transition
Edward L. Mills, a Pennsylvania native, with years of experience in the manufacture of cable drilling tools, came to Los Angeles, California where in January of 1905 he and four other associates incorporated Mills Iron Works. Their purpose was to manufacture a complete line of cable drilling tools and other oil field specialties, many of which were patented by Mr. Mills. Mr. Mills died in 1923. His family, with his son-in-law Mr. John Kinsey as president, retained ownership and remained active in the business until 1960. In 1960 Mr. Kinsey sold the Company to a group of long term employees headed by Mr. Eugene Berger (career with Mills Iron Works began in October of 1936) and Mr. Joseph Scroggs. Mr. Scroggs has since retired. Mr. Eugene Berger, now Chairman, along with his son Mr. Kenneth Berger, President retain majority ownership.

Primary Products Into the New Era
Mills Iron Works has emphasized the manufacture of reducing pipe fittings for most of its history. The experience was most beneficial during World War II when the plant produced rocket bodies, smoke shell bodies, air frame components and cargo booms. We are particularly proud to have been the factory which produced the first dies and formed the first 4-1/2" rocket bodies that were developed by the California Institute of Technology. Our Current core products continue the swaging experience in the form of swaged nipples, bull plugs and welding reducers. Strategic planning, continuous improvement philosophy and programs, a commitment to quality in all aspects of the business, research and new product development are the ingredients of the formula we are implementing to prepare and direct the Company through the 21st. Century.
Mills Iron Works, Inc.
14834 Maple Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248
1-800-421-2281 (Except Calif.), 323-321-6520
Fax 310-532-0476