The Changing Landscape of Innovation: Going Global in the ‘60s

Aug 13, 2018 2:17:53 PM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation

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.

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The Changing Landscape of Innovation: From Peaches to Progress

Jul 30, 2018 8:59:14 AM / by Mollie Williams posted in Innovation

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.

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Innovation to Protect: AR/FR Fabrics

Jul 19, 2018 11:42:16 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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Three Milliken Initiatives Elevating Our Industries

Jun 22, 2018 10:15:09 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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Modern Manufacturing: Takeaways from SCMA’s Plant Managers Annual Meeting

May 25, 2018 8:36:36 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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BioSmart®: Weaving Protection into Healthcare Textiles

Apr 19, 2018 3:23:07 PM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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Capturing Your #DiscoverMilliken Moments

Mar 29, 2018 10:39:47 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation, Making Connections

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.

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Eight Milliken Plants Receive 2017 SCMA Plant Safety Award

Mar 22, 2018 3:57:54 PM / by Milliken posted in Innovation

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.

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Four Ways Ethical Leadership Manifests in Organizations

Mar 22, 2018 11:00:03 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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Making the Most of Spring with Four Milliken Innovations

Mar 9, 2018 9:41:19 AM / by Liz Morris posted in Innovation

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.

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