Mills Machine Co. of Shawnee shows how export markets help Oklahoma manufacturers

An excellent article by The Journal Record’s Brian Brus on OKGIT member and past chair, Chuck Mills’ family owned firm, Mills Machine Co.

The Oklahoma manufacturer, based out of Shawnee, Oklahoma, specializes in earth drilling tools, bits and related accessories for the water well, environmental, construction, geothermal and blast hole mining industries. Mills has focused on developing international customers for his company, something that was necessary for the Oklahoma manufacturer with more than 100 years of business experience.

“Even though the U.S. is the largest consumer in the world, 80 percent of the buying power lives outside our borders,” he said. “We make quality products. We have good workmanship. People love to do business with us. … We can compete globally with anybody.”

Read the full article online here.

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