“Quality is not an act; it is a habit.” – Aristotle
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.
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.
Safety processes ground everything we do at Milliken —from the associates we hire to the day-to-day management of our more than 35 manufacturing facilities. We are honored to have people on the Milliken team with a dedicated passion for safety, and ultimately, paving the way for innovative thinking.
On November 11, we honor all those who have served, and continue to serve and protect citizens around the world.
Leadership in an organization is important at all levels. A single person can make a profound impact simply through leading by example. Sammy Davis is a true reflection of this idea. Safety and training facilitator at Milliken’s Allen Plant, where Milliken Chemical products are manufactured, Sammy’s commitment to safety continues to elevate best safety practices at Milliken for the benefit of our customers, our associates, and our company.
“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
‘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.
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.