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.
High-quality healthcare deserves high-quality innovation. From antibacterial fabrics to technically superior wound dressings, the quality and safety of materials in our healthcare facilities are essential.
“We have a responsibility that is proportional to our power. Being sensitive to the human considerations is crucial in making ethical decisions. It’s not what you can do, it’s about what you should do.” - Damon Horowitz
Ethical integrity is core to who we are as a company. From our processes to products, our community of innovators seeks to advance ethical standards across the many industries that Milliken influences and serves. Most recently, our floor covering division has led the discussion of ethics as it impacts the architecture and design fields.
Our associates’ passion to make a direct impact in the communities Milliken serves is more than inspiring. Most recently, nearly 50 associates from our Performance Products division came together to revitalize the first paved trail in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the home of our corporate headquarters.