A comprehensive safety program can have far-reaching impacts. At Milliken, when we prioritize a culture of safety, we know we are protecting not only our associates but caring for their families as well. We can see this safety emphasis then spread to our communities through both the influence and actions of our associates and their families.
As an innovations company, we are keenly aware of the impact STEM-related education has on our associate talent worldwide. It is through the lens of science and technology we are able to advance our work as a global manufacturer.
Over the course of 154 years, Milliken has built upon our initial textiles expertise to become a global manufacturer of textile, chemical and floor covering innovations with applications across a breadth of industries. Our thriving research and development capabilities enabled this diversification into new markets; yet Milliken’s commitment to the textiles industry remains as strong as ever.
Many of today’s leading organizations emphasize the importance of corporate social responsibility — being keenly aware of opportunities to enhance their local communities. There are countless ways to accomplish this, from day-to-day volunteering events to “big picture” strategic efforts.
Across the industries we serve, we are challenging ourselves to think differently about the everyday problems our innovations may help to solve. Through the lens of the values that have guided us for more than 150 years, we work to provide meaningful solutions to problems and, at the same time, reframe the conversation about how these solutions create a better world for us as individuals, as a company and as a community.
On the forefront of our work as a modern manufacturer is the desire to solve everyday problems with innovative solutions that contribute to a better world. Millad® NX™ 8000 is one such product. A clarifying agent used to create UltraClear polypropylene, Millad NX 8000 prompts the marketplace to redefine how we all care for the environment through solutions that address key challenges in today’s plastics industry.
This year saw a changing landscape at Milliken, an ever-evolving path toward growth and continuous innovation. We celebrated 60 years at the Roger Milliken Center, trained local vocational high school students in partnership with OSHA and explored the evolving definition of sustainability to further safety within our communities, and concluded the year with an R&D 100 Merit Award.
The holidays find many of us baking in the kitchen, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to creatively integrate the concepts of STEAM education, or science, technology, engineering, art and math, into holiday festivities with children. Every day at the Milliken Guest House, Executive Chef Matt Ryan creates new recipes for guests at our global headquarters. Discover the role innovation plays within his kitchen, why the holiday season brings out his imaginative side, and a favorite cookie recipe for you and your family to enjoy.
The holidays are a time of reflection: reflection on a year of accomplishments, a look at what’s to come in the new year, and finally, a sense of togetherness. The holidays at Milliken represent a number of time-honored year-end traditions celebrated by our global communities, discovering even more meaningful connections we share with one another.