“RE-SETTING” THE STANDARD WITH ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
“Be uncommon”, these are words we aim to live by at Milron. Why should we do anything the way it was done before? Or the way someone else does it? How can we be innovative if we lack the courage to change?
Milron provides outstanding service to our customers through engaging our team in a safe environment with great environment and great processes. This is done through repeat-ability “every day, each time without fail, no exceptions!” Without our passionate, service-oriented team, we would not be able to push the entire industry to the next level.
When we say “Re-Setting” The Standard, the team at Milron means it!
This involves “Re-Setting” the industry in 6 key areas:
Safety, Quality, Materials, Experience, Innovation, and Technology
10,000+ ALUMINUM BODIES IN THE MARKET SINCE 1996
Milron, a premier aluminum truck body manufacturer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada chose to manufacture out of aluminum over 24 years ago and make it our standard building material.
There are many reasons why we chose aluminum for our truck bodies, not only is a corrosion-resistant material that suits our market where salt covers the roads in the winter, but it also reduces body weight up to 50% when compared to steel. Other benefits of aluminum are the ease on the vehicle in terms of empty load, increased payload and overall wear and tear are better.
The Northern oil fields of Alberta, including the tar sands of Fort McMurray, have helped us learn a lot of lessons on how to make products last. Weather extremes of 100F(37C) to -40F/C have taught us how to pre-heat toolboxes, for cold days and how to add water coolers and sun shading for the Arizona sun, never mind the countless hours of training and failure experiences that have helped us evolve our manufacturing techniques to make the strongest aluminum crane truck body in the North American market.
The environmental impact should always be considered in each design, regardless of which market we enter. In the past few years, many manufactures have shifted to aluminum vs. steel in their manufacturing processes due to the focus of reducing the product’s overall weight.
With the never-ending increase in fuel costs, maintenance costs and overall vehicle operation costs, especially when you operate a fleet of vehicles, having a lighter unit in service can save the owner of the fleet a lot of dollars annually.
Calcium chloride is the latest in the on-road winter driving ice management chemicals that are becoming more widely used. It is the harshest of chemicals that you will find on the roads today. It is becoming ever more important to
Just swapping out steel for aluminum is not the answer in making a quality product, aluminum doesn’t have the same strength characteristics and it fatigues differently and it also conflicts with other building materials in ways that steel would not.
We have seen many bodies in our market that crack out after a few years of use in heavy service industries when used continuously on backcountry lease roads.