The adaptable Water Oak, with its distinctive lobe leaf tips and rough ridges, was originally planted at the Milliken Arboretum during the 1960s. Today, it serves as a reminder of a decade of global development. Its roots were taking shape while Milliken began to expand our own roots around the world. As the Water Oak continues to stand strong, you will now find Milliken challenging industry boundaries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions — striving to make a global impact through the latest innovations, research and sustainability efforts.
Peach trees have a rich history in South Carolina. The official state fruit, peaches have enriched the Palmetto State economy since the early 1700s. They are also of significant meaning to Milliken, a reminder of how our company has grown and evolved.
Across a breadth of industries, we look to redefine how we protect ourselves and others, how we care for the environment, and how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings.
From our perspective, innovation is all encompassing — from product development to customer feedback. Our innovations help to enhance daily life in a variety of manners, but we also find value in taking innovation one step further. We have a unique opportunity to contribute to the industries we serve by supporting the collective research, education and training to benefit our communities. In this way, we can meaningfully connect with end users, with other manufacturers and within various markets we serve, ultimately leading to collaborations with far-reaching impacts.
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.