The PCIAW® is pleased to join Jeff Morris, Senior Vice President Protective Fabrics, Textile Division at Milliken & Company, to discuss the history of collaboration between Milliken & Company and PCIAW® in the leadup to the highly-anticipated Summit & Awards.
“The Textile Division at Milliken & Company joined PCIAW® as a way to connect with other companies and leaders in the professional clothing industry,” says Jeff.
“As a leader in fabric manufacturing, we work with many of the top companies manufacturing workwear for employees around the world and partner closely with leading industrial launderers—becoming involved with PCIAW® was a natural extension of those partnerships.”
What did you hope to achieve by partnering and joining PCIAW® since 2018?
“While Milliken & Company is headquartered in the United States, as a division, we have multiple plants and thousands of associates spanning the globe. Being a part of PCIAW® allows us to be closely connected with the global market and gives us an opportunity to develop deeper relationships with both the global buyers as well as the customers who are manufacturing professional clothing.”
“Our involvement with PCIAW® has allowed us to expand our partnerships to a more global audience.”
What success has Milliken & Company had from working with PCIAW®?
“There are multiple business opportunities globally that we have been able to trace back directly to our membership with PCIAW®. For us, there have been partnerships that have always been traditionally more focused in North America but our involvement with PCIAW® has allowed us to expand our partnerships to a more global audience.”
How do you see the Milliken & Company – PCIAW® partnership shaping in the future?
“PCIAW® has been an excellent partner for the Textile Division at Milliken & Company. There are many ways we see continuing to work together in the years to come—of course, the last 18 months have been a unique time for everyone in navigating the global pandemic. We’re hopeful and excited to meet with PCIAW® members at the Summit to discuss how the industry and our role in the supply chain will evolve in the future.”
How does the PCIAW® Summit & Awards align with Milliken’s strategy for global growth?
“Truthfully, this is a perfect match. We have aggressive goals to grow our business outside of North America and PCIAW® gives us a global reach in the most organic nature. Since becoming members, we’ve quickly seen the benefits our involvement has had on our global business goals.”
Thank you Jeff Morris, for an insight into the longstanding relationship between PCIAW® and Milliken & Company. Bring on the Summit & Awards!