Founded in 1865, Milliken’s history starts in textiles. Today—over 150 years later—our Textile Division is still going strong. With the world’s largest private textile research facility and 26 facilities across the globe, we’re proud of our reputation for innovation, excellence and integrity.
While the textile industry surged in the US in the early 1900s, the latter part of the century saw a significant decline as more and more textiles were produced overseas. Milliken’s textile division adapted to market conditions, diversified and rose above the industry fluctuations to not just survive, but thrive.