Milliken’s textile heritage continues to be a point of pride across our diverse company product portfolio. With over 150 years of experience, our approach has been about innovation – creating meaningful products to change the way textiles offer comfort and protection to each of us every day.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie
As Senior Hospitality Designer for Milliken’s floor covering division, Kristin Gruenefeld’s innovative approach to floor covering is born out of a market need to provide elevated, performance-driven surfaces with distinct aesthetics. Kristin’s solutions blend two seemingly incongruous elements – function and aesthetic – to bring to life an interior designer’s vision for high-volume spaces like hotels and restaurants.
Discover innovation like you’ve never seen it before – through the lens of Milliken associates, customers, and communities.
A lot of what we do at Milliken is tangible – from creating flooring solution to designing innovative textiles to creating smart chemistries to ‘do good.’ Because of our company’s rich legacy and bright future, Milliken & Company joined Instagram this week as another way of sharing where we come from and where we are headed.
Today’s technical textiles are more than meets the eye. Flame resistant (FR) fabrics for protective workwear are no exception—requiring a keen understanding of market need, deep scientific expertise, and a bold exploratory perspective.
“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others.” – Thomas A. Edison
At Milliken, we take Mr. Edison’s words to heart every time we set out to create and innovate. We also like to take it one step further, by considering not only the service it might give others, but the service it might give our planet as well.
Since interning with Milliken in 1990, Dawn has utilized her keen eye for design and color, and her technical understanding of the science of performance textiles, to create fabrics spanning a range of industries. She spent time in women’s wear, automotive textiles, commercial table linens, before moving to residential and commercial interiors, where she focuses her time today.
More than 250,000 manufacturing firms, employing a workforce of 12.3 million workers, contributed $2.18 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2016. It is a staggering figure showcasing the manufacturing capabilities in our country.
At Milliken, we are a community of innovators. Stemming from meaningful design and forward thinking, our company addresses issues of today for the good of tomorrow. Milliken products, patents, and technology serve as the underpinning of daily life – as a U.S. consumer, you may interact with Milliken innovations up to 50 times a day without even knowing it.