Miller Waste Mills manufactures quality, natural fiber-based recycled textiles using specialized equipment and custom fiber reprocessing techniques. By reclaiming fibers from a variety of waste streams, we divert them from landfills and make them useful once again.
In the late 1800s, our founding family members, Joe and Jenny Miller, emigrated from Poland to Winona, Minnesota. In those days, Winona was a lumber town, with sawmills extending several miles along the Mississippi River. White pine logs were floated down the Mississippi River by the millions, assembled in huge log trains that were held together by steel chain.
An entrepreneur at heart, Joe Miller realized that he would be able to make a living in the steel industry, due to its close association with the local lumber trade. He and Jenny settled in Winona and started trading in metal, fabrics, and a variety of other things. His family also got involved in demolishing buildings to recover metal and other products, an early form of recycling.