Milliken Acquires Springfield LLC
Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently announced that it’s acquiring Springfield LLC, a manufacturer of technical, performance and flame-resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets.
“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,” said Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken. Combining with Springfield will improve performance-driven protective apparel for industrial workers, first responders and military personnel that does not sacrifice comfort or safety, he said.
Springfield is based in Jericho, NY, with offices in Rock Hill, SC, and manufacturing facilities in Gaffney and Lyman, SC.
The acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial work and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of FR and nonflame-resistant fabrics provides Milliken with enhanced technical resources and delivers additional textile engineering solutions.
“Springfield is excited to join a strong values-based company with a rich heritage of innovation,” said Ed Shogan, CEO of Springfield LLC, forecasting benefits to wearers from the companies’ consolidated technical expertise, market insights and supplier relationships.