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Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, floor covering, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations.


  • Number of locations globally: 70+
    • 44 Plants
    • 18 Offices/labs
    • 10 Showrooms
    • 6 Distribution Centers

  • Located in:
    • United States
    • United Kingdom
    • Belgium
    • France
    • China
    • Mexico
    • Australia
    • Sales and Service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia

  • Global headquarters: Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg, SC

  • Total: 8,000+ 
  • SC associates: 3,200+ 
  • Global headquarters associates: 900+ 
  • Outside the U.S.: 1,400+ 

  • Milliken Businesses:
    • Textile
    • Chemical
    • Floor Covering
    • Healthcare
    • Performance Solutions by Milliken

  • Serving 15 industries:
    • Agriculture
    • Apparel
    • Automotive and Transportation
    • Building Construction and Infrastructure
    • Coatings, Paints, and Inks
    • Commercial
    • Consumer Goods
    • Education
    • Energy and Utilities
    • Government and Defense
    • Healthcare and Life Sciences
    • Hospitality
    • Manufacturing
    • Packaging and Print
    • Residential

“An average U.S. consumer can interact with Milliken innovations up to 50 times a day” 

  • Patents
    • Milliken has accumulated over 2,500 patents in the US, and over 5,500 patents globally since 1927

  • President and CEO
    • Halsey Cook
  • Senior Leadership Team
    • Cindy Boiter, EVP and Chemical Business President
    • Craig Haydamack, SVP and CHRO
    • Kasel Knight, SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
    • Chad McAlister, EVP and Textile Business President
    • Jim McCallum, EVP and Floor Covering Business President
    • Shri Parikh, EVP and Healthcare Business President
    • Jeff Price, EVP, Operations
    • David Smart, EVP and CFO
    • Danna Vetter, SVP and CMO
    • Ed Zhao, SVP and Managing Director, Asia

  • 2021: Milliken acquires Zebra-chem, Encapsys
  • 2020: Milliken acquires Borchers
  • 2019: Milliken acquires Andover Health and Polartec; formally establishes the healthcare business; publishes first annual corporate sustainability report
  • 2018: Milliken sets 12 enterprise-wide sustainability goals to achieve by 2025
  • 2015: Milliken acquires Springfield
  • 2014: Milliken acquires Westex
  • 1998: Milliken becomes a Founding Member of USGBC
  • 1981: Milliken launches Milliken Quality Initiative
  • 1968: Milliken enters the flooring industry with the purchase of Calloway Mills in LaGrange, GA
  • 1958: Milliken Headquarters moves to Spartanburg, SC
  • 1957: Milliken expands its business with the introduction of textile chemical intermediates and colorants
  • 1945: Milliken Research is formed
  • 1927: Company debuts first man-made fabrics
  • 1901: First recycling policy established
  • 1865: Deering Milliken Company is founded

  • World’s Most Ethical Companies®: sixteenth-year recipient; one of six companies to receive this honor each year since it was established in 2007 
  • SC Economic Impact Award, presented by Greenville Business Magazine: 2020 
  • America’s Best Mid-Sized Employer, presented by Forbes: 2018, 2019, 2021 
  • OHSA VPP Star Certification for 23 Milliken manufacturing facilities in the U.S. 
  • ISO 9001 Certification for 35+ Milliken manufacturing facilities globally  
  • ISO 14001 Certification for 30+ Milliken manufacturing facilities globally