By 1812Blockhouse

A testament to enduring service and community commitment stands proud in northern Richland County. Milliron Auto Parts, a cornerstone of the local economy and a beacon of sustainability, recently celebrated its 70th anniversary.

This momentous occasion was marked by the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development, and underscores the significant impact Milliron has had on the region. From humble beginnings to becoming a leader in auto parts and recycling, the journey of Milliron Auto Parts is a story of innovation, dedication, and community spirit.

A Legacy of Innovation and Service

Founded by Grant Milliron in February 1954, The Milliron Company has woven itself into the fabric of Shelby, Richland County, and the broader North Central Ohio Region. Over the decades, it has evolved from a simple auto parts provider to a comprehensive recycling and service operation. The sale of Milliron Recycling to BlueScope Recycling and Materials, LLC, in August 2022, after 64 years of successful operation, marks a new chapter in the company’s history, yet the legacy of its founder continues to influence its path forward.

Grant Milliron was not just a businessman but a philanthropist at heart. His contributions to the community, such as funding the construction of a new fire station, exemplify his commitment to the well-being of Shelby. Karl Milliron, continuing his father’s legacy, has been pivotal in expanding Milliron Auto Parts and establishing Midwest Automotive Trucking LLC, thus ensuring the company’s growth and sustainability.

Driving Sustainability Forward

Milliron Auto Parts and its associated entities, Milliron Industries and Milliron Recycling, provide essential services that range from offering used automotive parts to leading-edge recycling processes. These efforts are not only about sustaining the business but also about promoting environmental stewardship. By recycling materials like aluminum cans and plastic, Milliron plays a crucial role in reducing waste and supporting the circular economy.

The modernization of the automotive recycling facility and the foundation of Midwest Automotive Trucking LLC by Karl Milliron are testament to the company’s ongoing innovation and adaptation to the needs of the industry and the environment.

A Future Built on Solid Foundations

As Milliron Auto Parts celebrates 70 years of service, it looks to the future with an unwavering commitment to the community and the environment. The legacy of Grant Milliron, carried forward by his son and the dedicated team at Milliron, continues to be a source of inspiration for the business and the community it serves.

Photo: Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development

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