Milliken is a privately held manufacturer of textiles and chemicals. The company's U.S. headquarters are located in LaGrange, Georgia. Milliken has the largest textile research center in the world, more than 2,000 patents, and just under 11,000 associates. There are 60 facilities around the world. Milliken has developed more than 19,000 different textile and chemical products.
Along with its technological innovations, Milliken has received several awards for quality, such as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the European Quality Award, the British Quality Award, the Canadian Quality Award, and the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance TPM Excellence Award.
Milliken's fabric, yarn, and chemical products have been used in a wide variety of settings and situations. The goal of the company is to produce fabrics designed for the warmth of soldiers, the safety of astronauts, and the comfort of major league baseball players.
Milliken carpets and table linens are being used in many of the finest hotels, while other fabrics can be found in cars, sailboats, tennis balls, and printer ribbons. The company's chemical products are applied to crayons, markers, automobile dashboards, aspirin bottles, and food storage containers.
The Deering Milliken Company was founded in 1865 as a small, woolen fabrics company in Portland, Maine, by Seth Milliken and William Deering. When Deering left the company, Milliken moved its location to New York City in 1868. A South Carolina facility in Pacolet was purchased in 1884.
Throughout the years, the Millikens have overseen the business' operations as the product lines have expanded. Roger Milliken is the Chairman of the company. Milliken is also recognized for and has received numerous certifications for its safety and health practices.
The Milliken Carpet website features information on all its flooring products. An interactive showroom guides customers through the selection process by customizing their options. Besides product information, Milliken provides details for warranty, care, and installation.