A leading international manufacturer, Milliken & Company is one of the world's largest privately held textile and chemical companies. Headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., it employs approximately 7,000 associates working in over 39 manufacturing facilities, with operations extending to seven countries worldwide. Recognized, time and time again, for its continuous quality improvement processes, world-class safety processes, environmental commitment and progressive, innovative business strategies and reputation for
customer service that continue to serve as a corporate cornerstone, Milliken & Company has been named five times as one of the Best Companies to Work For in FORTUNE Magazine's annual top 100 listing. It has also been named one of the 17 Safest Companies in America by Occupational Hazards Magazine, and most recently, it was named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine.
Milliken & Company has long led the way for knowledge-based investment, employing over 100 PhDs, among them our CEO and two Division Presidents.
Milliken has held a tradition of innovation so strong and a technological heritage so rich, it has accumulated more than 2,100 patents and boasts the largest textile research center in the world.
Milliken’s corporate values are clearly reflected in the quality textile and chemical products Milliken manufactures. The company-wide commitment to excellence is so keen, it has been recognized with global accolades including the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the European Quality Award, the British Quality Award and the Canadian Quality Award.
In 1999, the first 10 Milliken plants were awarded the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance esteemed TPM Excellence Award, making it one of the only companies in the U.S. to achieve both the Baldrige and TPM awards. Additionally, Milliken was one of only 21 companies in the entire U.S. named Environmental Champion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and McGraw-Hill Publishing. Reflecting its commitment to safety as its #1 core value, Milliken has 44 OSHA-certified Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR sites, the third largest number in the nation.
It’s this level of excellence over the lifetime of the company that inspired the creation
of Milliken Performance Solutions™. When it became clear that Milliken had developed expertise in performance, quality and safety solutions that was second to none, the company made the decision to form a strategic consulting group that could share these best practices with other companies to help enhance safety, quality and productivity. Milliken Performance Solutions partners with your team to teach you the strategic approach that has made Milliken one of the safest, most efficient manufacturers in the world.