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Milliken Receives Innovation Award

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Milliken Receives TI Innovation Award Mr. Milliken, in accepting the Innovation Award, thanked textile industry suppliers for their participation in an industry that has brought so many breakthrough products to the American consumer. In a world economic climate in which competitiveness by American companies is no longer considered a given, innovation and invention take on a heightened role in ensuring long-term economic health and viability.One company that has been a true pioneer in textile invention MillikenandCompany was honored by Textile Industries at a luncheon in June at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, S.C.Roger Milliken, chairman and CEO of MillikenandCompany, was presented the Textile Industries 2001 Innovation Award by Douglas C. Billian, chairman and CEO of Billian Publishing Inc., the parent and publisher of Textile Industries. As well, recently retired Milliken Research Corporation President Jerry A. Cogan was presented an award by TI Editor In Chief James M. Borneman that recognized his life-long achievements in product innovation and invention.Thank you for giving our company a happy moment in the middle of a very gloomy and turbulent time in the textile industry, Milliken said.Milliken Research Corporation received more than 1,280 patents during Cogans nearly 40-year career with the company.Said Cogan: If we are all honest, we realize the real innovator in our company is Mr. Milliken. From left to right: Mr. Roger Milliken, chairman and CEO, MillikenandCompany; Mr. Jerry A. Cogan, retired president, Milliken Research Corporation; Dr. Thomas J. Malone, president and COO, MillikenandCompany; and Mr. Douglas C. Billian, chairman and CEO, Billian Publishing Inc.
August 2001