In 2019, we enhanced our focus on the Milliken Performance System, a methodology that embraces leadership principles and problem-solving tools to create sustainable organizational improvements in our operations.
Reducing 4,000,000 Gallons/Year of Water Usage
In 2019, the Pendleton Finishing Site focused on optimizing fabric dyeing procedures, which reduced more than four million gallons of water per year.
$25M+ Investment in Cogeneration
In 2019, Milliken broke ground on a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) operation for shared use by Magnolia Finishing Site and Allen Chemical Plant. The CHP enables us to reduce energy consumption by capturing wasted heat, increase energy reliability by generating electricity onsite, and finalize our steps to eliminate coal as a primary steam fuel source. This will reduce Magnolia Finishing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and waste by 33%. The project should finish in 2021.
Reducing Biosolid Waste
The Milliken Finishing Site utilizes biological systems to clean effluent water streams before releasing them back into surface water streams. These systems generate large volumes of biosolid sludge that must be disposed of off-site. Engineers
are currently installing a sludge dryer for the shared use by Magnolia Finishing Site and Allen Chemical Plant to reduce total volume of biosolid sludge disposed off-site. This will reduce Magnolia waste by 48% and relieve non-landfill outlet
capacity resulting in a 75% reduction in company landfill waste. The project will be complete by the end of 2020.
Doubled Solar Capacity
reduction in GHG emissions and 1,070,000 kWh reduction in energy with our $1,000,000 LED lighting upgrade in 2019
of compost diverted from landfills with our new composting initiative – which reclaimed 648 square feet of cropland and saved 53,356 gallons of water in 2019