Research and development can be a powerful tool for organizations. Connecting scientific, technical and creative insights to solve problems or enhance daily life is a credo that Milliken is proud to work toward every day.
Perspective can be an instrumental tool in pursuit of exploring, discovering and creating new ways to enhance life. Across a breadth of industries, our associates contribute their talents, skills and perspectives towards achieving this vision - highlighting the collaborative spirit of innovation.
Last month, we presented our annual associate recognition program, Milliken Honors, which highlights the everyday champions who are the driving force behind Milliken’s success. Each of our 55 associates recognized inspire us through their actions and values, and as a company, we celebrate their devotion to our community of innovators.
This time of year inspires the best in all of us – encouraging us to find special ways to give back to our communities or to bring joy to those who might need it most. For Lakessa Wright, giving is something she makes a priority – no matter the season.
For Eduardo Torres, collaboration is how innovation thrives. Pulling from a multitude of disciplines and utilizing different approaches, Eduardo sees the impact of cross-functional skills coming together to exceed what was thought possible.
Today, manufacturers across the U.S. are celebrating Manufacturing Day – an annual event recognizing manufacturing to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Accounting for roughly 9% of the nation’s workforce, Manufacturing Day calls attention to this important industry in our country.
Our associates drive innovation at Milliken day in and day out. Through their contributions, meaningful designs are conceptualized, created, and implemented to help enhance the lives of those around us. Every associate adds their insight and perspective to the work we do, culminating in a global team with a unique approach to discovering new solutions and improving the world we share.
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.
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.
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.