Milliken & Co
Milliken & Company is one of the largest privately held textile manufacturers in the world. It was selected by Fortune magazine as a “Best Company to Work For” and by Ethisphere magazine as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies. ” Prior to his death in 2010, the Chaiman of the Board was Roger Milliken, whose grandfather, Seth Milliken, along with William Deering founded the company in 1865. Since Milliken is a private company, its business operations and financial records are not available to the public; however, it is generally accepted that the company has more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing operations located in South Carolina, the Southeastern United States, and 7 countries worldwide. Founded in Portland, Maine, Milliken has been based in Spartanburg, South Carolina, since 1958. Of the top U. S. textile companies operating in the later half of the 1900s, it is the only one that has not undergone substantial reorganization or bankruptcy. During this period of instability for the textile industry, and the trend by others to shift to off-shore manufacturing, Milliken & Company has maintained its manufacturing base in the United States while expanding operations into new territories.
Campaign Finance$1,874,489 Given
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Milliken & Co
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Milliken & Co $4,165,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Apparel, Clothing, & Textiles,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2600 Border Tax Equity Act of 2007 H.R.3080 United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act H.R.4101 New Partnership for Trade Development Act of 2009 S.1141 Tariff Relief Assistance for Developing Economies Act of 2009 H.R.917 Berry Amendment Extension Act H.R.2942 Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act of 2007 H.R.4380 Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2009 H.R.3039 SAVE Act H.R.3116 Berry Amendment Extension Act
RegulationsMentioned in 65 dockets; Submitted to 4 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Milliken & Co" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 2 FDA Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Premarket Notification (510(k)) Submissions for Medical Devices That Include Antimicrobial Agents 2007
- Toggle 2 EPA Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Dyes and/or Pigments Production Wastes; Land Disposal Restrictions for Newly Identified Wastes; CERCLA Hazardous Substance Designation and Reportable Quantities 2003
- Toggle 1 OSHA ERGONOMICS PROGRAM 2006
- Toggle 1 USTR Request for Comments on Negotiating Objectives With Respect to Mexico’s Participation in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement 2012
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 5 APHIS Environmental Assessment; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Sugar Beet Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate 2010
- Toggle 4 EPA Emergency Petition Seeking Suspension of Registration for Clothianidin 2012
- Toggle 4 Oil and Gas; Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Indian Lands 2013
- Toggle 4 PHMSA Automotive Occupant Restraints Council - Exemption - Transportation in Commerce of Air Bag Modules or Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners 1999
- Toggle 4 FMCSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) - Hours of Service of Drivers 1997
- Toggle 4 FWS Designating the Northern Rocky Mountain Population of Gray Wolf as a Distinct Population Segment and Removing This Distinct Population Segment From the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 2008
- Toggle 4 An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay, Alaska (Revised External Review Draft) 2013
- Toggle 3 NOAA Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Environmental Review Process for Fishery Management Actions 2008
- Toggle 3 EPA Draft National Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Implementation Guidance 2004
- Toggle 3 EPA Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone 2005
Milliken & Co:
Force Readiness Operations Support -- Extended Cold Weather Clothing System - Gen III
Milliken & Co:
Infantry Support Weapons -- Enhanced Flame Retardant Body Protection
Federal Spending1 grant
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Only grants, contracts and loans with amounts over $1 million are shown.
Because company names are not reported in a standardized manner, we cannot reliably determine the company receiving the contract or award. The results shown here are based on a search for the company name. Individual records may be missed or erroneously included because of name variations. For more information, please see our federal spending methodology page.
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|Milliken & Company||2010||Dept Of The Army||EXTENDED DURATION SILVER WOUND DRESSING CLINICAL TRIAL||$2,023,098|
EPA Violations2 Enforcement Actions
Figures are based on data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s ECHO website. The ECHO database contains federal and state environmental enforcement actions. Data displayed here includes only those actions that began after 2000 and resulted in fines of over $1 million.
Actions where the company was the sole defendant are listed first. Actions where the company is one of multiple defendants are listed subsequently.
For more information see our EPA methodology page.
|Lwd, Inc.||Milliken & Company (+84 others)||2007||Calvert City, Ky||$10,000,000|
|Aqua-Tech Environmental, Inc. (Prn)||Milliken (+169 others)||2006||Greer, Sc||$9,170,528|