"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
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.
Last fall, we challenged Milliken associates to take part in our annual Corporate Impact Campaign, a campaign designed to offer meaningful ways to support our local Spartanburg community through four Strategic Community Impact Organizations. All four organizations have missions aligning with Milliken & Company’s core values of vibrant culture, health and safety, and quality education, and each associate could direct donations to the organization he or she identified with most.
Every day, we surround ourselves with products and materials that can influence our lives in ways seen and unseen. While it can be easy to see how their tangible experiences can enhance our every day, such as the comfort of cushion-backed carpet, more intangible attributes, like a PVC-free construction, can be less obvious yet are equally as important.
Soul food, Spartanburg, and success - all a part of the story of the innovative Spartanburg-native chef, Pamela Strobel. Affectionately known as Princess Pamela, Milliken is joining community partners to celebrate her delicious recipes as one of the sponsors of an upcoming authentic cookbook luncheon this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Spartanburg’s Hub City Farmer’s Market.
At Milliken, we invest in more than just our innovations. From our perspective, ‘doing good’ means directly impacting the communities where our associates live and work for the better.
“How Milliken grows is equally as important as how much we grow – this is an integral belief that each Milliken associate holds, and that directs their work daily. It is an honor to be annually recognized for this perspective on a successful, values-based business.”
Whether you’re partnering with NASA to help research and develop industry-leading flame-resistant textiles or bringing chemicals to market that make manufacturing more environmentally friendly, being part of an innovative company can be incredibly exciting and meaningful for one’s career. But how do you stand out among a pool of applicants and secure an incredible opportunity at a forward-thinking organization?
“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Teddy Roosevelt
According to the World Health Organization, we spend approximately one-third of our lives working. Whether you believe in the products your company brings to market or volunteer on the weekend with colleagues who have grown to become a close work family, it’s important to all of us to have a meaningful career full of learning, growth, and exciting challenges.
The area surrounding the Mary Black Foundation Rail Trail in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is considered a ‘high need play desert.’ The term, defined by the national play-focused organization, KaBOOM!, translates as areas where low-income children do not have accessible opportunities to play in their local city. Demographics, walkable areas, playspace quality, obesity, child care facilities, and other factors are taken into consideration to identify where these play deserts exist.