The adaptable Water Oak, with its distinctive lobe leaf tips and rough ridges, was originally planted at the Milliken Arboretum during the 1960s. Today, it serves as a reminder of a decade of global development. Its roots were taking shape while Milliken began to expand our own roots around the world. As the Water Oak continues to stand strong, you will now find Milliken challenging industry boundaries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions — striving to make a global impact through the latest innovations, research and sustainability efforts.
Every August serves as a reminder that students are heading back to the classroom. As we gear up for back-to-school this year, we reflect on the foundational importance of education in building for the future. Many community organizations are dedicated to educational growth and success, and at Milliken, we have long been inspired by their work, particularly those in our global home of Spartanburg County.
Peach trees have a rich history in South Carolina. The official state fruit, peaches have enriched the Palmetto State economy since the early 1700s. They are also of significant meaning to Milliken, a reminder of how our company has grown and evolved.
Across a breadth of industries, we look to redefine how we protect ourselves and others, how we care for the environment, and how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings.
The landscape at Milliken is at once steadfast and ever-changing. Our core strengths are firmly planted, and as such, allow us to branch out into new and exciting horizons. Throughout Milliken’s 153 years, we have embraced change as part of our global company culture.
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo
During the 2018 NeoCon commercial design show, one of Milliken floor covering’s latest innovative introductions, Textured Sky, was honored with a prestigious Best of NeoCon Editor’s Choice award presented by Contract magazine. Designed by Katelyn Campbell — soon to celebrate eight years with Milliken — the collection also was named an Interior Design magazine HiP Award finalist in the workplace carpet flooring category.
From our perspective, innovation is all encompassing — from product development to customer feedback. Our innovations help to enhance daily life in a variety of manners, but we also find value in taking innovation one step further. We have a unique opportunity to contribute to the industries we serve by supporting the collective research, education and training to benefit our communities. In this way, we can meaningfully connect with end users, with other manufacturers and within various markets we serve, ultimately leading to collaborations with far-reaching impacts.
“A place for everything, and everything in its place.” — Benjamin Franklin
Observed each year in June, National Safety Month “focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.” Employing nearly 7,000 associates across the globe and with a presence of more than 40 manufacturing plants internationally, Milliken keenly understands how safety forms the foundation of our work across our divisions. Our legacy in safety, championed from the beginning by the highest levels of leadership, is more than just a protocol — it is a means of protecting our associates to ensure the well-being of our entire community.