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a Message froM The Chief exeCuTive offiCer henry brown

                                           While the Trump rally has been slowing down on Wall Street, we are seeing no signs
                                           of slowing down at Miller Electric Company as we accelerate into the year.  Since the
                                           beginning of the year, we have been busy expanding our capabilities to better serve our
                                           clients with more services in more locations.

                                           One of our most exciting opportunities so far this year has been the acquisition of Marcum
                                           Electric.  Marcum Electric has been serving Power Plant and Heavy Industrial clients in
                                           Alabama since the early 1990’s, and we are thrilled to have Ralph Marcum and his entire
                                           team as part of the Miller family.  Our Birmingham branch office will combine with the
                                           Marcum team to provide our full range of services for both commercial and industrial clients.
                                           Additionally, Vice President Robert Tesney, has relocated from Jacksonville to his hometown
                                           of Birmingham to lead our newly combined operations in that region.

                                           In addition to Marcum, we have brought in new team members to continue to enhance our
                                           services in other geographic locations.  Since the beginning of the year, we have added
                                           new members to our management team in both Charlotte, NC with Phillip Bruce as Service
        Manager, and in Tampa, FL with Chad Simpson as Regional Director.  We are fortunate to have many great clients and opportunities in
        both Charlotte and Tampa, as well as our many other locations, and we will continue to find the right members to join our team to allow
        us to exceed our clients’ expectations wherever they may be located.

        Geographic expansion has been only one of the themes so far this year, as we continue to look for and find opportunities where we
        can bring new and proactive solutions to our clients.  Along those lines, we are fortunate to have Shawn Dyal and Chris Culler become
        part of the Miller family with the acquisition of Sound Systems Engineering (SSE).  Like Marcum, Shawn and Chris were a natural fit for
        Miller because of their alignment with our core values and their commitment to the clients.  Another natural fit is Billy Payne, who has
        recently joined the company as a Pulp & Paper Solutions Engineer.  Billy began his career as an apprentice at Miller Electric before
        spending an over thirty year career as an Electrician and Engineer for Georgia Pacific.  Billy’s experience and expertise will allow us to
        be an even stronger partner for our many Pulp & Paper clients, as they maintain and upgrade their plant infrastructure to meet today’s
        demands.  After a thirty year hiatus, we are pleased welcome Billy back to the Miller family.

        As we accelerate toward our 90th year in business, we know that our men and women in the field are the key to living up to our motto
        of “Quality Service Since 1928.”  We are investing more than ever before to make sure that our team is well equipped to meet the
        changing needs of our industry and the growing needs of our clients.  In this issue of Connectivity, you will learn not only about the
        exciting growth opportunities that I mentioned above, but also about some of the new and innovative approaches that we are taking to
        prepare our leaders of today and tomorrow.  Whether it is the first year apprentice that will now have the opportunity to earn a college
        degree, or the foreman that now has the opportunity to develop leadership skills reserved only for executives in the past, our workforce
        will have the opportunity to grow and learn for a lifetime.

        Henry K. Brown

        Henry K. Brown

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