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Milliken acquires US based manufacturer of FR fabrics

This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets.

9th September 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Spartanburg, SC

Protective, Clothing/​Footwear

Springfield is based in Jericho, New York, with offices in Rock Hill and manufacturing facilities in Gaffney and Lyman, South Carolina.

“Springfield is excited to join a strong values-based company with a rich heritage of innovation,” shared Ed Shogan, CEO, Springfield LLC. “By combining our collective technical expertise, market insights and supplier relationships, we will continue to deliver exceptional products and services to the workwear and military fabrics markets.”

Improving health and safety

“As Milliken continues to build for the future, we remain committed to delivering innovations that do good – adding value to daily lives, improving health and safety and helping to make the world more sustainable,” commented Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken & Company.

“With this acquisition, we will further improve the user experience for industrial workers, first responders and military personnel with performance-driven protective apparel that does not sacrifice comfort or safety.”

Excellent complement

This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of flame resistant (FR) and non-flame resistant fabrics provides Milliken with enhanced technical resources and delivers additional advanced-engineered textile solutions.

“Springfield’s expertise is an excellent complement to our existing products and capabilities," said Jeff Price, President, Specialty Fabrics Division, Milliken & Company. “It further enables Millliken to deliver valuable, comprehensive textile solutions designed to improve comfort, protection and safety.”

Milliken

For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Its community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private US company.

With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, the company works around the world with aim to improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable.

www.milliken.com

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