Consistently manufacturing the same quality product is not easily achieved. It is the result of a continuous dedication to supply chain management with robust standard procedures. At Milliken, we achieve this through ISO 9001 certification — strict guidelines and processes on how to create quality products through thorough and streamlined processes for product design, development, manufacturing, and quality control — which we have third-party verified through DQS, Inc. for 25 years. The reason is simple: it’s good for Milliken’s business, customers, and communities.
"Quality is free." - Philip B. Crosby
Whether hiking on a warm fall afternoon, performing a high-intensity studio workout, or heading to a long day on the jobsite, keeping cool is imperative in promoting healthy activity. Body heat loss is a natural process, designed to regulate our body temperature through vaporization, convection, conduction and radiation. Our choice of clothing fabrics during activity plays a key role in facilitating heat transfer away from the skin, whether indoors or outdoors.
“It is indeed a true honor to be asked to lead an organization like Milliken, an organization that inspires me with its preeminence in integrity, innovative spirit and values-driven performance, into our next era.” - Halsey Cook, Milliken president & CEO
“Sustainability is evolving to encompass more human aspects, namely safety. A commitment to innovation is required to stay at the forefront of it all.” - Paul Pruitt, Senior Director, Corporate EHSE at Milliken & Company
The striking Southern Magnolia, with its large dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers, was first planted in the 600-acre Milliken Arboretum during the 1970s. Today, its southern roots remain strong at our campus headquarters, as do the innovations that evolved at Milliken during that time.
‘Experience’ can be defined as an event or occurrence that leaves an impression on someone. At Milliken, we prioritize the customer experience — building relationships with partners in a myriad of industries and helping them accomplish their goals through our technologies. Milliken has a diverse team of associates dedicated to supporting our customers across the globe. With multifaceted roles that are both customer-facing and behind the scenes, we are honored to highlight two of these associates with a deep connection of their own.
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.