Miles Fiberglass and Composites is a forward-thinking company devoted to finding innovative solutions using fiberglass and other composites to meet customer needs.
CLACKAMAS, OR, February 10, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Miles Fiberglass mourns the loss of Lowell Miles, 86, Founder and CEO, who passed away last week from his battle with bone marrow cancer.
Lowell was the youngest of 5 children born in Ontario, OR. The family moved to Portland, OR in 1942 where he attended Benson High School where he graduated in 1955.
After graduation, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves where he served on The USS Redfish Submarine from 1957 to 1961 when he was honorably discharged.
Lowell started and incorporated his first business in 1963, Molded Fiberglass & Plastics, which later became Miles Fiberglass & Composites Inc. Miles Fiberglass celebrates 60 years this month.
Lowell and wife Janet believed in philanthropy, giving so much to the causes they believed in. Lowell has served on countless boards, committees, and Associations over his 60 years in Business, always willing to mentor and serve to better our community and State also the Industry that he Loved. Lowell and Janet were married 64 years, they built a home in Happy Valley in 1972 where Janet still resides.
“The Miles family and employees are saddened by the passing of Lowell—founder & CEO of the Company. Through his drive and desire to understand composites, Lowell helped shape Miles into the leading fiberglass company it is today,” said Lori Miles-Olund, President of Miles Fiberglass & Composites Inc., and daughter. “My dad will be remembered for his love of all things composites, philanthropy, community, and family and will be greatly missed.”
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 pm, on March 12 at Clackamas Community College, Gregory Forum.
About Miles Fiberglass
Founded in 1963, Miles Fiberglass and Composites is a family owned corporation with 93,000 square feet of facility space in Clackamas, Oregon. MFC has 60 years of experience in the fiberglass and composites industry. We are dedicated to providing our customers with quality products that meet or exceed their expectations. At MFC we believe that staying on top of the industry’s technology is important. We put time and effort into keeping up with the changing marketplace and environmental standards of the fiberglass and composite industry.
MFC facility grants us the ability to fabricate large components in long production runs as well as one-of-a-kind special fabrications. Our customers come from diverse industries allowing us to build or service a variety of custom products. From RV components & endcaps to industrial tanks, military products, wind Turbine & electric bus repair, Commercial Ice Makers, communication radomes, and refrigeration rail cars, waste water treatment facilities and more. The craftsmen at MFC can take your project from concept through design to finished product.
Careful selection of just the right reinforcement fibers in a variety of forms, continuous, pressed, chopped, woven, multi-axial, or a combination-along with just the right resin type enables our designers to vary the chemical resistance properties, weather ability, electrical properties, fire, smoke resistance and adhesive characteristics of the finished composite product. MFC has the expertise, experience, and facilities to meet your specifications and volume needs. Our guiding principle is a commitment to do whatever it takes to assure that our customers receive 100% satisfaction.
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