Miller Electric Manufacturing, a leading worldwide manufacturer of arc welding equipment, was named 2016 Supplier of the Year by United Rentals at the United Rentals Supplier Show. Award recipients are determined by qualitative and quantitative survey information, including input from all United Rentals branches.

Criteria for the award is based on numerous factors including sales and technical support, training, warranty, procurement, logistics, best product quality and delivery, and the overall partnership.

“We are proud of our long-standing partnership with United Rentals, and it is an honor to be recognized for the outstanding quality, service and value that Miller provides,” said John Swarz, business manager, Miller Rental Division. “Selecting the right welding equipment for the job helps customers be more productive and efficient, so they can complete jobs faster and ultimately be more profitable.”

United Rentals specifically recognized Miller’s XMT 350 multi-process welder with ArcReach technology, which allows welding operators to adjust welding parameters at the wire feeder without the need for a control cable. This technology significantly reduces the number of trips to and from the power source, reduces cord maintenance, and provides greater operator control, which improves productivity safety and quality.

“We are pleased to present Miller with this award for their outstanding commitment to our partnership and delivering world-class products and support,” said T.J. Mahoney, United Rentals director of Equipment Sourcing.

Miller also was the runner-up in 2014 for the United Rentals’ Supplier of the Year Award.