Milliken & Company to host supplier diversity event

May 7, 2023

WHAT: Milliken & Company’s first annual supplier diversity matchmaking event, Milliken Momentum, will bring together diverse suppliers and companies to build relationships and promote economic opportunities. This free event is open to small businesses or businesses that identify as disabled-, minority-, women-, veteran- or LGBTQ-owned. Milliken will host 50 Tier I suppliers and local diverse companies for an afternoon of networking and discussion, featuring keynotes from Milliken Vice President of HR, Talent Acquisition and DEI Ricaye Harris, Milliken Vice President of Corporate Logistics and Sourcing David Heichemer, Milliken EVP of Operations Michael Brown, and South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette.

WHO: Milliken & Company, a diversified global manufacturer with materials science expertise that spans textile, specialty chemical, floor covering, and healthcare applications, along with the Greater Women’s Business Council, Carolina-Virginia Minority Business Development Council (CVMSDC), South Carolina Department of Commerce, and South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23, from 12:30-5:00 p.m. EDT

WHERE: The Customer Center at Milliken’s Global Headquarters, located at 920 Milliken Road in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

WHY: Supplier diversity aligns with Milliken’s core values, and by strengthening its supplier diversity programs and practices, the company believes it can positively impact the community. Milliken believes a more inclusive supply chain can foster greater competitive innovation, enhance flexibility, and generate firmer sustainability practices.

RSVP: Register by May 12 to CVMSDC at this link (


About Milliken

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, specialty chemical, flooring and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.