Miltec UV of Stevensville, a family operated business, is celebrating 30 years in business. The company has changed dramatically over the years from being a distributor of industrial UV (ultraviolet) products to becoming a global equipment manufacturer. Miltec UV manufactures UV curing equipment and spare parts to over 30 markets globally. The company is unique in that its combined portfolio consists of microwave, arc, and led lamp technologies which allow better choices for its customers.
By-products that are made by manufacturers using the UV equipment vary from prefinished hardwood floors, kitchen cabinets, automotive headlights, cell phones screens, printed metal aerosol cans, printing products, fertilizer and dog food bags and optical fiber used for telecommunication cables as well as many others.
The company recently worked with the Department of Energy and Department of Defense to develop a manufacturing process, utilizing UV curing technology for lithium ion batteries. This UV technology will be used in vehicles and multiple other applications such as power tools, cell phones and other applications that use lithium ion batteries. This process is a revolutionary advancement in the production of lithium ion batteries.
Miltec employees are encouraged to participate in community activism and as part of its community outreach. Miltec UV takes great pride in being a sponsor for Haven Ministries, which helps the homeless and others in need of food, clothing, and shelter in Queen Anne’s County.
The company has four principal owners. Marilyn Blandford, CEO, Bob Blandford, resident, Joe Blandford, vice president, and Charles Blandford, vice president of sales. Bob and Charles Blandford are sons in the business who will continue the family business into the future. Joe Blandford and Charles Blandford have been very active with Clemson University working with the engineering department and alumni affairs. Bob Blandford serves on various association boards associated with UV curing applications markets.