Milliken Named a Forbes Best Mid-Size Employer for Second Year in a Row

“We strive to be a company where every associate feels empowered, valued and engaged."

Halsey M. Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company


For the second year in a row, we are honored to be included among America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, as compiled by Forbes magazine. Milliken & Company, along with the rest of the 2019 honorees spanning 25 industries, are recognized as the top 500 highest-rated employers with 1,000 to 5,000 U.S.-based employees.

“Being recognized as a foremost employer in the U.S. helps affirm our ongoing commitment to provide a diverse and inclusive workplace culture,” shares our president and CEO Halsey Cook.

What exactly does this look like, in practice, at Milliken? We take a multi-faceted approach, which includes in the past year:

  • Developing the professional capabilities of our associates
  • Promoting inclusion across our global facilities and highlighting the diversity of our associates through internal initiatives
  • Expanding our associates network program to better connect with minority groups
  • Implementing unconscious bias training for managers, an addition to our regular trainings and learning modules.

Our commitment to engaging with associates is an ever-evolving initiative that reflects the needs of Milliken associates while allowing us to remain on the forefront of important leadership and inclusion conversations.  

Congratulations to all the 2019 Best Mid-Size Employers.