Acquisition broadens ability to protect industrial workers, first responders and military personnel worldwide with expanded product portfolio and technical capabilities.  

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Today, Milliken & Company, a global innovation company, announced its acquisition of Springfield LLC, a manufacturer of technical, performance and flame resistant (FR) fabrics for the safety apparel, fire service, military and occupational markets. Springfield is based in Jericho, New York with offices in Rock Hill and manufacturing facilities in Gaffney and Lyman, South Carolina. 
"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," commented Joe Salley, president and CEO, Milliken & Company. "With this acquisition, we will further improve the user experience for industrial workers, first responders and military personnel with performance-driven protective apparel that does not sacrifice comfort or safety." 
This acquisition is the latest initiative in Milliken’s expanding presence in the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. Springfield’s portfolio of flame resistant (FR) and non-flame resistant fabrics provides Milliken with enhanced technical resources and delivers additional advanced-engineered textile solutions. 
"Springfield’s expertise is an excellent complement to our existing products and capabilities," said Jeff Price, president, specialty fabrics division, Milliken & Company. "It further enables Milliken to deliver valuable, comprehensive textile solutions designed to improve comfort, protection and safety." 
"Springfield is excited to join a strong values-based company with a rich heritage of innovation," shared Ed Shogan, CEO, Springfield LLC. "By combining our collective technical expertise, market insights and supplier relationships, we will continue to deliver exceptional products and services to the workwear and military fabrics markets." 
About Milliken - For 150 years, Milliken has been innovating with the purpose to explore, discover and create ways to enhance people’s lives. Our community of innovators has developed one of the larger collections of United States patents held by a private U.S. company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemical, floor covering and performance materials, we work around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make this world more sustainable. 
About Springfield – Springfield LLC engineers world-class protective and industrial fabrics supported with advanced technical service and expertise. Headquartered in Jericho, New York, the family-owned U.S.manufacturer is known for high-caliber customer relationships and providing textile products for the global industrial workwear and military fabrics markets. 

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