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Milliken names Halsey Cook president, CEO

Spartanburg, S.C.—Milliken & Company’s board of directors has appointed Halsey M. Cook, Jr. as president and CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2018. J. Harold Chandler will return to his role as chair of the board of directors.

“The board of directors is confident that Halsey is the right leader for Milliken’s next era,” said Harold Chandler, current chair, president and CEO. “He has the experience to accelerate what is working very well today at Milliken and, importantly, introduce change where the organization can further leverage our emphasis on innovation, manufacturing excellence and customer care.”

Cook’s 30-year career leading a wide range of large, diversified global businesses with significant manufacturing and distribution networks has prepared him to lead family-owned Milliken. His leadership roles in sales, marketing and product development have included international- and U.S.-based assignments across a variety of companies such as United Technologies and Legrand North America. Most recently, Cook was the president and CEO for Sonepar USA, a family-owned global distributor of electrical products and related solutions.

“I am honored and excited to have been selected to lead Milliken,” said Cook. “It is an esteemed company with talented associates and an opportunity-rich future. I am looking forward to meeting the team and listening to their ideas and aspirations for the next chapter of Milliken & Company.”

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Milliken named to World's Most Ethical Companies ranking

For the seventh year in a row, Milliken & Company, a Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) member manufacturer, has been named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies ranking by Ethisphere magazine, a quarterly journal published by The Ethisphere Institute.

Headquartered in Spartanburg, S.C., Milliken has been known as an “innovation company” since its inception in 1865.

Milliken CEO Joe Salley said the honor is highly prized by the company and its associates.“This enables us to continue to celebrate what we as a company have known for nearly 150 years; that acting ethically and with integrity is not only the right thing to do, but is the foundation of our success.”

The World’s Most Ethical Companies  highlights companies that outperform industry peers when it comes to ethical behavior. The institute uses in-depth research and a multi-step analysis to review nominations sent in from more than 100 countries and within 36 industries.

You can read more about this story in the Dalton Daily-Citizen in the article “Milliken makes list of World’s Most Ethical Companies.”

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Milliken on World’s Most Ethical Companies list

Spartanburg, S.C. – Milliken & Company is pleased to announce that it has been named to the list of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. This marks the seventh consecutive year Milliken has been recognized, every year since the list has been published.

The World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies ranking is a recognition that highlights companies that outperform industry peers when it comes to ethical behavior.  A record number of nominations and applications this year is evidence of both the World’s Most Ethical Companies’ growing recognition by various stakeholder groups and companies’ desire to be recognized for their integrity standards and ethical cultures. The 2013 list is the largest list since the award’s inception in 2007. Continue reading Milliken on World’s Most Ethical Companies list

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Mohawk's Joe Foye receives Smrekar Award at CRI annual meeting

From left: CRI president Werner Braun, Mohawk's Joe Foye, David Moody of Milliken

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) held its Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton. Outgoing CRI board chairman John Wells offered remarks on the current state of CRI, including the carpet manufacturing trade association’s 2012 restructuring process as well as the organization’s move into an historic building in downtown Dalton and away from the headquarters building it had occupied since 1971.  Continue reading Mohawk's Joe Foye receives Smrekar Award at CRI annual meeting

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Dixie Group conducts due diligence regarding possible acquisition

Chattanooga, Tenn.—The Dixie Group recently announced the company is engaged in due diligence designed to determine whether and to what extent a continuous dyeing facility located in Calhoun, Georgia, owned by Milliken & Company, could serve Dixie’s needs for continuous dyeing. The process of due diligence is nearing completion, and the Company expects to make a decision regarding a potential acquisition of the facility in the near future. Continue reading Dixie Group conducts due diligence regarding possible acquisition