Miller Industries And Eaton Bring Hybrid-Powered Race Recovery Vehicle To Daytona 500

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation teamed with Miller Industries, Inc. to set a sustainability milestone during the recent Daytona 500 motorsports race, when the company's hybrid-electric drive powered the first hybrid race recovery vehicle to work at a NASCAR event.

The debut of the colorful white and green vehicle as part of Miller's 12-truck fleet at the famed Daytona International Speedway was so successful that Miller announced plans to have it added to the company's fleet of race recovery vehicles that will be operating throughout 2009. Miller supplies race recovery trucks for a large number of NASCAR events.

The ingredients behind some the most innovative and advanced technologies are part art, part science. At the 2009 Work Truck Show Atlanta-based Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products ( will exhibit commercial automotive products featuring eCoupled wireless technology, and MAG™ Dock, the industry's first magnesium-based docking station (Booth 1402).
"MAG Dock and eCoupled wireless technology are just two examples of L&P CVP's long legacy of delivering innovative products that make working on the road more efficient and convenient," said Ross Haith, group vice president of marketing, sales, and service for L&P CVP. "Our company invests in new materials and technologies to drive product innovation and redefine the way our customers conduct business."
In the past year, L&P CVP and its family of brands have introduced groundbreaking technologies for the mobile workspace. Within parent company Leggett & Platt, L&P CVP has led the charge with its use of eCoupled technology, a wireless power that delivers energy over an advanced wireless infrastructure, which it debuted earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. Gamber-Johnson, an L&P CVP company was recognized as a leading innovator with its design and promotion of MAG Dock when it received the J.P. Leggett Innovator Award, the highest recognition of excellence in technological advancements within Leggett & Platt.
Chemistry Constructs a Better Docking Station with MAG™ Dock
Docking stations play a critical role in the daily communication loop in emergency, law enforcement and fleet vehicles. They offer protection for notebook and laptop computers and protect the vital connectors that power them on the road. Gamber-Johnson, an L&P CVP company and the premier provider of rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts, reinvented an industry standard with the industry's first magnesium-based docking station, MAG Dock.

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