The company began in early 1940. Frank Miller & Sons, named for its original founder and young son, started by buying and selling everything from scrap metals, paper, cardboard, plastics, rags, old furniture, and other miscellaneous items. Frank became known as the local "Junk Dealer". At the time the term "recycling" had yet to be coined. Little did they know the future potential of their endeavors. Not just for them but for the development of a world wide industry.