Miller Manufacturing Company is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products for the farm, ranch, and pet industries, with nearly a thousand items sold at farm, fleet, hardware, and animal health dealers throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world. Product lines include everything from household pet products, hobby farm and equine animal care items to professional livestock handling equipment and veterinary supplies. Founded in 1941, Miller was acquired by Frandsen Corporation in 1996. Annual sales have grown by about 400 percent since that time.
The company runs manufacturing and distribution operations out of a 310,000-square-foot facility in Glencoe, Minnesota, with additional manufacturing in Garnavillo, Iowa, and corporate and sales offices in Eagan, Minnesota. Miller markets under five major brands:
This is Miller’s signature line, established in 1941 with the company’s first poultry feeding and watering products. Those same items remain top sellers, along with a plethora of additional products for horses, cattle, sheep, goats, and hogs, as well as poultry. Although Little Giant’s primary customer is the small family farm or ranch, horse stable, or backyard hobbyist, these American-made products are professional grade and are also used by farmers and ranchers everywhere.
This brand sets the industry standard, leading the market globally with the largest selection of electric livestock prods in the world. Hot-Shot® was started in 1939 in Savage, Minnesota, and was acquired by Miller in 2002.
Miller introduced the Pet Lodge™ line of pet care products in 2003. Since then the line has grown to over 150 items for feeding, watering, housing, containment, bedding, and cleanup for pets and small animals.
Miller Manufacturing acquired Springer Magrath in 2007 and operates it as a separate division. Springer Magrath is a leading manufacturer and distributor of veterinary supplies and the Springer Magrath® livestock prod. The company serves a variety of unique niches within the farm and agricultural markets and distributes products both domestically and internationally. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Joe Magrath, a veterinarian, Springer Magrath has a strong history of developing and offering products that help solve problems in handling and caring for farm animals.
Miller purchased this farm and ranch product line in 2012, expanding the company’s offerings by some 100 additional items. Double Tuf™ represents a diverse line of products at a lower price point, which has served to broaden Miller’s presence in the farm and ranch market.
Miller purchased this heated product line in 2014, adding over 100 new items. API™ products are primarily used in an agricultural setting for watering animals in the winter months. Other product categories under the API™ brand include heated pet, bird/pond, industrial, and camping products.