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.
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.
“Art and creativity are crucial, whether you’re a mathematician, a scientist or an artist.” - Cornelia Parker
A vital sector of the global marketplace, manufacturing is an essential and ever-increasing component of driving innovation forward. With the Federal Reserve reporting manufacturing production rising 1.8% over the last 12 months, Milliken takes a modern approach to manufacturing innovations from floor covering to protective fabrics by empowering skilled associates and utilizing technology.
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” - Albert Camus
Clemson University’s Office of Inclusion and Equity hosted more than 2,000 high school and college students, business professionals, educators, government officials, and community leaders for the second annual Men of Color National Summit in April.
How we achieve success is as important as the success we achieve. A long-held core value of Milliken, ethical behavior is the foundation of our success in business, and furthermore, the expectation of every Milliken associate. We find ethical behavior sets us on a course we can be proud of and proves to be an ultimate differentiator in today’s global marketplace.