Community Outreach

New Products Corporation has many engineering, technological, quality and strategic accomplishments–even military commendations. In addition, New Products and the Miller family are longtime contributors to our community.

There’s a lot of helping in our 92 year history. Our founder Walter Miller and his son Stanley O. Miller believed in anonymous gifting. They were not boastful. They gifted because they saw a need, and they donated from their hearts, minds and wallets to build a prosperous community. We feel it is time to speak up–to show how both New Products Corporation and the Millers, have supported and continue to support Benton Harbor, Saint Joseph, and surrounding areas.

Walter was so beloved by the citizens of Benton Harbor, naming him “Mr. Benton Harbor” for building SIX manufacturing companies. These companies provided thousands of jobs and livelihoods for families and supported many other area businesses: metal suppliers, tool and die makers, equipment repairers, part suppliers, transportation businesses, automobile dealers and servicers, office suppliers, etc. Both Walter Miller and his son, Stanley O. Miller were honored by the Chamber of Commerce as Man of the Year.


Community Resources
Red Cross
St. Joseph Library – Board and Monetary Donations
Stanley O Miller and Phyllis C Miller Local History and Genealogy Room
Merle Catherine Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
Benton Harbor Library
Habitat for Humanity
Soup Kitchen
Salvation Army
Goodwill Industries
Humane Society
Blossom Festival
Carousel Society
American Legion
The Justice Fund
Support Our Troops

Lakeland Hospital – Board position and monetary donations
Mercy Memorial Hospital
Hospice at Home
Make-A-Wish Foundation
Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Denver Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Breast Cancer Research
Johns Hopkins Medical Research
Sloan Kettering Hospital
Berrien County Cancer Society
Wickenburg Community Hospital

Area churches
Benton Harbor Congregational Church
– Stained glass windows
– Alter
– Bell tower
– Roof
– Boiler
– Maintenance fund
Blessing of the Blossoms

Saint Joseph High School
Benton Harbor High School
Purdue University
Walter Miller and Sons Scholarship Fund
The Heritage Foundation
Reading Readiness Center
University of Chicago
Denver University
Hillsdale College
Olivet College
Spring Mills College
Alma Collge
Bellin College of Nursing

Junior Achievement
Junior Foundation
Boy Scouts
Designed and build Boy Scouts building
Youth Baseball
Berrien County 4H

City Infrastructure
Ox Creek Bridge repairs
Drainage provisions along Klock Road
Flood protections for industrial areas North Shore and Klock Road paving
Saint Joseph Fire Department

The Arts
Krasl Art Center
Curious Kids Museum
Twin City Players
Southwest Michigan Symphony – Board and Monetary Donations
Monday Musical

Sarrett Nature Center
Save the Dunes
Grand Mere State Park
Aerial photography

Almost every local charity has been supported by the Miller family and Miller Industries.We love helping our community. Will you help us? Sign up and spread the word!

Do you have a story of how the Millers have helped you? Please share!

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