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Specialty Fabrics Review interviews the Mills family of Wm. J. Mills & Co.

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The company was started by William J. Mills I. Did he pass on any advice?

“Don’t let your hands get too far apart, which is to say: don’t overprice, give quality service and deliver when you’ve promised.” —Bill Mills

Is there anything that has surprised you about running the business you grew up in and around?

“Sometimes we don’t realize how much we know about the industry. We’ll be asked a question and are surprised with how much we’ve just picked up over the years.” —Jamie & Bob Mill

Sigrid Tornquist is a freelance author and editor based in St. Paul, Minn. She is also the associate editor of InTents magazine, a publication of the Industrial Fabrics Association International.

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