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On April 1, 1956 at the age of 27, F. Eugene Romano founded Pacemaker Steel in
Pacemaker's initial business plan was to serve the central
In 1960, Pacemaker became a full line general distributor for Reynolds-Metals, one of only three in the entire state of
In 1968, Pacemaker purchased a competitor in
1969 saw the acquisition of the Charles Millar Supply Company, which was founded in 1861. From that time, Millar has been a wholly owned division of Pacemaker and continues to this day to be a well-known, highly regarded distributor of pipe, values and fittings, and provides a vast array of products, both standard and specials. Henry Millar continued as President (a fourth generation Millar) until illness forced his retirement in 1980. The entire Millar staff continued with Pacemaker until retirement and always provided excellent, knowledgeable, and helpful service to all piping companies. As of 2010, we're happy that we still have one Millar hand on deck since we merged in 1969.
Pacemaker also has grown considerably to this date principally because of the expert, knowledgeable service given to all our customers by a great group of employees – at all levels from the drivers and warehouse personnel all the way to the managing Vice Presidents.
Because of the efforts of the management staff, the company has been recognized many times over for its financial aid to colleges, hospitals, community foundations, municipal organizations and over 100 benevolent groups in upstate
Some statistics indicate the average life of a business is seven years. As of 2016, our Millar pipe division is 155 years old and Pacemaker now has 60 years under its belt and continues to grow because it stops at nothing to please its loyal customers.