Celebrating a Legacy of Excellence: Milner's 36 Years of Innovation and Service


Apr 26, 2023

At Milner, we've committed to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions to our customers while building strong business partnerships for over 36 years. As we celebrate our 36th year in business, we invite you to join us on a journey through our rich history of exceptional service, innovative product development, and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. From our roots in Lanier Business Products, Inc. in 1934 to our recent expansions and acquisitions, we've grown from a sales and service company for office equipment to a diversified provider of cutting-edge technology solutions.

Join us in celebrating our 36-year legacy and looking forward to continued success and growth in the years to come.
  • 1934

    The Milner family founds Lanier Business Products, Inc., laying the foundation for Milner's future success.

  • 1987

    Milner opens for business with sales and service of office equipment.

  • 1989

    Milner acquires Records Management Solutions and establishes its sales and service of Minolta's Micrographic and Document Imaging products.

  • 1994

    Milner acquires Comsquared Systems (now Milner Technologies), strengthening its position as a leader in the Document Imaging Software marketplace.

  • 1995

    Milner acquires the distribution rights and customer base of Lanier's Facsimile business in its territories.

  • 1999

    Milner becomes the largest Ricoh dealer in the Southeast.

  • 2003

    Milner acquires Cavin's, Inc. in Raleigh, NC, expanding its distribution of Lanier's office equipment products into eastern North Carolina.

  • 2009

    Milner expands its document office products by becoming a dealer of Konica-Minolta and later Lexmark products.

  • 2010

    Milner incorporates Telephony and Speech Recognition products into its offerings through Milner Voice & Data, Inc.

  • 2011

    Milner expands its IT Support offerings to the small to medium business marketplace in the form of outsourced IT support and hosted infrastructure.

  • 2014

    Milner expands its sales and service locations with a new office in Tampa, FL.

  • 2017

    Milner acquires a large part of Ricoh's Direct Sales business customers throughout the Southeast and continues to expand its sales and service locations in Florida with a new office in Orlando.

  • 2021

    Tom McMahon promoted to President of Milner, Inc., assuming overall Sales and Operations responsibilities, bringing a new wave of excitement and anticipation for the future.

  • 2023

    Milner celebrates 36 years of service as one of the largest independent office dealers in the Southeast.

As we look back on 36 years of delivering cutting-edge technology solutions, we are proud of our legacy and excited about what the future holds. We remain committed to providing exceptional service, innovative product development, and unsurpassed customer satisfaction to businesses across the Southeast, while building strong business partnerships that stand the test of time. Join us as we continue to grow and evolve with the industry and look forward to the next 36 years of success and innovation. Thank you for taking the time to journey through our history with us.