A vital sector of the global marketplace, manufacturing is an essential and ever-increasing component of driving innovation forward. With the Federal Reserve reporting manufacturing production rising 1.8% over the last 12 months, Milliken takes a modern approach to manufacturing innovations from floor covering to protective fabrics by empowering skilled associates and utilizing technology.
Through our work as a global innovations company, Milliken connects science with research and development to create products that enhance daily life. Those products, which you could come into contact with up to 50 times a day, may manifest in your life subtly to the point you aren’t aware of the potential impacts they can have.
Over the last several months, we have found inspiration in exploring Milliken through your unique perspective. Everyone, from associates to partners to visitors, is encouraged to share their Milliken moments by using our Discover Milliken hashtag, and those interactions come together to illustrate the anthology of the Milliken experience.
Each year, the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance presents the Plant Safety Award to participating manufacturing facilities that go an entire calendar year without a recordable injury. This award recognizes the dedication of the plant team as a whole as they work towards providing the safest possible work environment.
As part of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies Gala Dinner, Milliken joined with other worldwide award honorees to celebrate the importance of ethical leadership in today’s business environment. Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, recognized 135 companies, including 12 esteemed organizations who have received the honor each year since the award’s inception. Milliken is excited to be one of those 12 companies.
With spring just around the corner, plans are already being made to enjoy all the season has to offer. The days are longer, and the weather is warmer; all of which entice you outdoors to enjoy your favorite spring pastimes. As you make the most of this spring, keep in mind that Milliken may be enhancing your favorite pursuits with innovative textiles and chemical additives.
With Milliken’s inclusion on the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies list presented by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, we are honored to be recognized for the 12th year among other esteemed organizations globally. It helps validate our progress towards being a transparent and ethically minded company, but it also serves as a charge to continue growing and learning in pursuit of the highest levels of integrity.
The process of exploring, discovering and creating new ways to enhance daily life comes in many different forms – the creativity invited by this challenge introduces limitless possibilities. These possibilities are furthered by the use of research, science, technology, teamwork in the pursuit of meaningful innovations; yet, an often-overlooked element in enhancing daily life can come in the form of color.
Milliken innovation can be found all around you – sometimes, without your knowing – subtly enhancing your life through meaningful designs. From Creative Colorants that take the hassle out of art projects to Visa® fabric that helps you stay cool and comfortable, you often times come into contact with our innovations in ways unseen.
In recognition of our commitment to innovative, forward-thinking products and practices, Milliken & Company was honored to accept the SC Branded Legends Award, given by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce and The Brand Leader earlier this month. The Legends Award recognized Milliken & Company as a community-minded company dedicated to advancing innovation, and perpetuating the values of hard work and giving back.