Media Releases

  • October 1, 2018

    Gillespie Plant Celebrates Spirit Day

    The Gillespie Nonwovens Plant team recently had some fun and friendly competition celebrating spirit day. Associates wore their favorite team’s colors and gear to show their support.

  • February 12, 2018

    Visit Milliken at 2018 ISPA Expo

    The Milliken Innovarest team is excited to be partnering with the Milliken Chemicals Division team in a joint booth at ISPA Expo. Experts from Milliken’s textile and chemicals businesses will be available throughout ISPA EXPO 2018 to discuss these advanced technologies and the value they bring to the bedding industry. ISPA EXPO 2018 runs from March 14 to 16, 2018 in Charlotte, N.C.

    Visit us at booth 2401.

    Milliken & Company will showcase our industry-leading colorants, antimicrobials, antioxidants and textiles bring to the bedding industry through a display of three mini mattresses using these materials.

    Two Milliken manufacturing leaders will be participating in a panel discussion, A View From the Top – A Look at Modern Manufacturing on March 15, 2018 from 8:00-9:00 AM at ISPA Expo. Manufacturing is undergoing yet another revolution and modern manufacturers need to rethink their processes, systems and workforce in order to remain competitive. No matter what the end product, all successful companies must incorporate new technologies and a trained labor force into their production capabilities. In this panel discussion, Jeff Rosenlund, Client Lead in our Performance Solutions by Milliken business and Wyatt Rosenlund, Plant Leader – Gillespie at Milliken Innovarest will be discussing what you need to consider in order to overcome challenges, take advantage of new opportunities and remain efficient and profitable in a quickly evolving manufacturing landscape

    About ISPA Expo

    It only comes once every two years – the world’s largest trade show exclusively for the sleep products industry. At ISPA EXPO, mattress producers, innovators, and industry leaders come from around the globe to explore our show floor for the equipment, components, and services they need – and to envision what’s next.

  • November 2, 2017

    BedTimes Magazine: Milliken & Company Feature

    Reflecting the evolution of its sleep textiles line beyond FR nonwovens into knits, laminates and other bedding components, Milliken & Co. has launched a major branding initiative called Milliken Innovarest. The new brand positions the company for continued expansion into other product categories and innovative solutions for the industry.

    “As our product offering has evolved from being only an FR nonwoven supplier to a much broader line of materials in the mattress, we realized the need for a name that better reflects what we do,” says Tim Meade, market director of Milliken Innovarest, based in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “We believe Innovarest clearly articulates Milliken’s ability to innovate and provide products designed to help you rest well.”

    We are excited to be selected as the company featured in the November BedTimes Magazine, read the full article here.

  • August 2, 2017

    Introducing Milliken Innovarest™ – Innovative Rest Solutions

    Innovation + Rest =  

    For more than 150 years, Milliken has combined science, design, innovation and creativity to develop technologies and products that enhance our daily lives, improve health and safety, and make the world more sustainable.

    Today, our Innovarest™ team uses our rich heritage of innovation to help people rest better. From production to development to customer service — we are working hard for safety, performance and comfort in all of our products found in beds in homes all across America today.

    Our mission is to have everyone sleep more soundly through our innovative rest solutions.

  • July 27, 2017

    Gillespie Plant is ISO 9001:2015 Certified

    Operational excellence and superior customer service are two of our core values. After a rigorous application and audit process of our facility, functions, products, services and processes the Gillepsie team has secured ISO 9001:2015 certification. The certification reinforces Milliken’s ongoing commitment to operational excellence and superior customer service.

    “We are proud to have an additional certification at the Gillespie Facility to show our commitment to our customers and consistency in our products,” says Matt Cutshall, Gillespie Plant Manager.

    Located in Union, SC, the Gillespie Plant is named after Ralph Gillespie, a Union, SC resident with facilities under his leadership recognized throughout his career with international quality awards.

    ISO 9001 is an international standard for quality management systems. Companies who have this certification are efficient through constant process improvement and focused on enhancing customer satisfaction.

  • July 7, 2017

    Rest easy with our OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Knits

    When you buy Milliken FR barrier mattress knits, you can have confidence in the textiles you are buying. With the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certification, our knits are made from safe materials and in environmentally friendly production facilities.

    The Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® is a worldwide consistent, independent testing and certification system for raw, semi-finished, and finished textile products at all processing levels, as well as accessory materials used.

  • July 11, 2017

    Milliken Named 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company for the 11th Consecutive Year

    As a global manufacturer, Milliken & Company has been honored with the 2017 World’s Ethical Company for leading with integrity with ethical business practices and acting with principle. Every year since the awards inception in 2007, Milliken has received this award and is among only 13 companies globally given this consecutive distinction.

    The Ethisphere Award honors companies who recognize their role in society to influence and drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on their employees, investors, customers and other key stakeholders and use their values and culture as an underpinning to the decisions they make every day.

    To learn more about the award criteria and Milliken’s commitment to ethics, click here.

  • July 7, 2017

    Committed to the Bedding Industry

    Not only are we dedicated to our products but also to the sleep industry as a whole. Milliken Innovarest Market Director, Tim Meade, was recently announced as being part of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) Statistics Committee to help with the research and reporting arm of the organization.

    Established in 1915, ISPA is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the growth, profitability and stature of the mattress industry. As the industry’s trade organization, ISPA represents mattress manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world.