What is a Millwright?

According to Wikipedia, a millwright “is a high-precision craftsman or skilled tradesman who installs, dismantles, maintains, repairs, reassembles, and moves machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites”. You can also refer to them as an industrial mechanic. Basically, a millwright builds (and maintains) the things that make the things.

Millwright Capabilities‚Äč

Our extensive millwright capabilities help us cater to our customers’ specific needs. From two man service calls to projects requiring more than 100 skilled millwrights at one time, no projects is too small or too large for our team.

Our millwright services include:

  • Daily/routine maintenance of virtually any type of equipment or machinery
  • Emergency breakdown and repair services
  • Plant shutdown maintenance services
  • Simple to complex equipment installation
  • Structural steel installation including platforms, staircases, ladders, and safety cages
  • Demolition and laborer services
  • Critical path shutdown work or equipment tie-in
  • Troubleshooting and facility assessment including asset inventory
  • Large scale capital/equipment change-outs
  • Retrofits and upgrading of existing facilities

The resources Newell Machinery uses to assist in providing the most efficient, high quality millwright services includes:

  • On-site project management for critical path, large scale, or time sensitive projects
  • AutoCAD layouts to assist in field installations
  • Project trucks that serve as rolling job sites – equipped with all necessary tools and equipment for field crews
  • Conex tool cribs – For large or permanent job sites, Newell Machinery has portable shipping containers that provide larger crews with the tools and equipment needed to complete the project

Millwright Experience

With more than 100 years of millwright experience, we have a time-tested resume and a wealth of knowledge that comes only from completing thousands of successful projects.

We are proud to be the most consistent millwright employer in the Midwest, with a number of employees who have been Newell Machinery Millwrights for more than 30 years. Our consistency enables us to have a core group of employees who completely understand the needs of our customers.

Our millwrights have completed millions of hours of labor, providing our customers with a wide array of services. We have extensive experience in everything from precision machine set-up to finding cost effective ways to get a plant up and running.

Our understanding of equipment needs and troubleshooting make us a valuable asset in the daily operation of manufacturing and processing facilities. Also, as an OEM supplier of bulk material handling equipment, our millwrights have a unique perspective and expertise to install equipment in an efficient and thorough manner.

In addition to a wide array of millwright experience, we also have specialty experience in grain processing facilities. As a result, our understanding of equipment needs and ability to troubleshoot makes us a valuable asset in the daily operation of corn or soybean processing facilities.

To learn firsthand about what our customers experience, please visit the Testimonials page.

Millwright Maintenance

Our first priority is to keep your facility operating efficiently and correctly. We offer routine maintenance for facilities, as well as scheduled projects.

In addition, we’re always ready to provide the services you need, when you need them. Our millwrights are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In the event of an emergency or breakdown, our customers know they can count on us to quickly get a plant back up and running. Typically, depending on the location and nature of a breakdown, we can respond to a request within just 2-4 hours.

Millwright Training

We contract with Millwright 2158 Union Labor, which trains millwrights through one of the most respected and challenging apprenticeship programs in the United States. Apprentice millwrights undergo more than four years of intensive education and training. Their training covers a wide variety of millwright skills and abilities, which enables our millwrights to handle any task they’re given.

In addition, we are the most consistent millwright employer in the Midwest, with a number of employees who have been Newell Machinery millwrights for more than 30 years. This consistent employment allows our employees to completely understand the needs of our customers.. For this reason, we enjoy the highest levels of productivity of any millwright contractor in the United States.