Markets: Specialty Interiors
February 20, 2018
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor covering manufacturing expertise, Milliken & Company, has been named a 2017 “Gold Supplier” by office and home furnishings giant Herman Miller, Inc. This prestigious annual award honors key suppliers for excellence in service to the company, community and environment.
To qualify, suppliers must meet rigorous performance standards in the areas of product quality, on-time delivery, cost savings, diversity, sustainability, business compliance and company culture.
With its long-standing corporate commitment to responsible manufacturing, eliminating waste and delivering innovations that do good, Milliken scored high marks across all categories.
“Milliken is fortunate to work closely with leading brands and manufacturers across all areas of the interiors industry,” said Jennifer K. Harmon, vice president, Milliken Specialty Interiors. “However, getting this award from Herman Miller, a company known for its exacting standards, extremely high quality and corporate social responsibility, is a major honor for Milliken. We share these same values and believe this award will serve as further evidence of the value and service Milliken brings to the table for each of our customers.”
This recognition comes on the heels of Milliken’s expansion of its Specialty Interiors business through key talent acquisitions from the furniture and textile industries and the successful launch of Breathe by Milliken™, the world’s first fluorine-free performance fabric compatible with synthetic and natural fibers. The group has also recently launched its own website, www.millikenspecialtyinteriors.com, as well as new social media channels, including a Facebook page, a LinkedIn showcase page, an Instagram page and a Twitter feed, to serve customers across all relevant interiors industries.
Herman Miller is a globally recognized provider of furnishings and related technologies and services. Headquartered in West Michigan, the 112-year-old company has relied on innovative design to solve problems wherever people work, live, learn, and heal. With recognizable designs as part of museum collections worldwide, Herman Miller is a past recipient of the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper Hewitt National Design Award and has been ranked number one on Contract Magazine’s list of “Brands that Inspire” for four straight years. Known and respected for its leadership in corporate social responsibility, Herman Miller has earned numerous global sustainability and inclusivity awards including the Human Rights Foundation’s top rating in its Corporate Equality Index for 11 years in a row. In fiscal 2017, the Company generated $2.28 billion in revenue and employed nearly 8,000 people worldwide. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR.