Miller Offers Rebates on Select Millermatic® MIG Welders/Spoolmate® Spool Gun Purchases

o Offer runs from January 15 through April 15, 2008

APPLETON, Wis., January 15, 2008-Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is offering rebates of up to $150 to customers who purchase select Millermatic® all-in-one MIG welders and Spoolmate® spool guns between January 15 and April 15, 2008. The promotion is designed to call attention to new, affordable aluminum welding solutions, such as the Miller Spoolmate 100 Series and Spoolmate 3035 spool guns, and new Millermatic® Passport® Plus and Millermatic® 180 with Auto-Set(TM) MIG welders. Complete rebate details can be found at your local welding distributor or by visiting

Between January 15 and April 15, 2008:

o Buy a Millermatic® 212 and Spoolmate® 3035 spool gun and receive a $150 rebate.

o Buy a Millermatic® Passport® Plus and Spoolmate® 100 Series spool gun and receive a $100 rebate.

o Buy a Millermatic® 180 or Millermatic® 180 w/Auto-Set(TM) and Spoolmate® 100 Series spool gun and receive a $75 rebate.

o Buy a Millermatic® 140 or Millermatic 140 with Auto-Set(TM) and Spoolmate® 100 Series and receive a $50 rebate.

To qualify for the rebate, provide the original receipt dated between January 15, 2008, and April 15, 2008, and fill out the form found at Submissions should be mailed no later than April 30, 2008.

"We want to make people aware that we provide some great spool gun solutions that make aluminum welding more affordable than ever before," says Doug DiVenere, Divisional Director of Marketing, Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

Because of its low columnar strength, feeding aluminum wire has been likened to pushing a wet noodle through a straw. This can lead to wire feeding issues, such as "bird-nesting," with a traditional MIG gun. A spool gun, which can hold a 1-lb. spool of aluminum wire, eliminates many of these issues since the wire only has to feed a few inches. Previously, the only spool guns available could cost as much as the power source; however, the Spoolmate 100 Series and Spoolmate 3035 provide an affordable solution, especially to home hobbyists and professionals who occasionally weld aluminum.

With headquarters in Appleton, Wis., Miller Electric Mfg. Co. is a leading worldwide manufacturer of Miller arc welding equipment and related systems for metalworking, construction, maintenance and other applications. Miller Electric is a wholly owned subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), Glenview, Ill. ITW is a diversified multinational manufacturer of highly engineered components, assemblies and systems.

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