Our History

A Brief History of Miner Electronics

Miner Electronics was founded in Hammond, Indiana, by Harold E. Miner and his son, Jack in 1948. Harold had been a long time entrepreneur in Northwest Indiana, and Jack was a Veteran of World War II, and studied at Purdue University, becoming a Radio Engineer. The original Miner Electronics focused on televisions, as well as two-way radio systems. Motorola made both of these items.

Early on, the Military and Police were the only users of two-way radios. In the early 1950’s, the Federal Communications Commission allocated frequencies for taxis, and industry. This was a new business opportunity for Motorola, and in 1954, Miner Electronics was appointed an Authorized Service Shop (MSS) for Motorola in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.By 1960, it was decided that all of the company’s focus should be on the Public Safety and Business applications for two-way radio. The focus was to become the premier Installer and Maintainer of Motorola’s products anywhere. Today Miner is one of the finest providers of Motorola products and services, and represents many of the cutting edge manufacturers of industrial and public safety electronic equipment in the world.

In 1980, Miner Electronics moved to its present facility located in Munster, Indiana. They also have a branch office in Joliet, Illinois, servicing Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana

Jack Miner retired in 1987, and was succeeded by two of his children. Janet L. Miner served as President from 1987 until June 2003. Joel Miner is the current President of Miner Electronics. In 1995, Bill Dow joined Miner Electronics as Vice President of Operations and General Manager. Joel and Bill share the ownership of Miner Electronics, and plan on being at the helm of Miner Electronics for many years to come.

Today Miner Electronics is one of two organizations with the distinction of MSS in Chicagoland, and is rated in the top 10 of the largest Motorola Two-Way Radio Dealers in the Country. Miner Electronics is committed to providing the finest Communications Solutions, offering the greatest value, in the most professional manner to its Customers.