Today we are shining the spotlight on AQINA, our partner in Poland, and Marcin spoke with us about working with Milliken, how a strong product portfolio really helps win projects and about some recent exciting projects.
As part of Stay Connected we’ve been reaching out to our partners across Europe, and today we are featuring a discussion with Henrik at ProsjektGulv to discuss favourite collections, recent projects, and the importance of photography.
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The goal of any entrance flooring system is to safely trap and manage dirt and moisture when entering a building to create a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment. If not thought out properly and designed with intent and care, it could be detrimental to wellness and even finances.
As businesses and employees anticipate a return to commercial workplaces, employee’s wellness is a high priority. Design plays a big part in ensuring that a safe haven can be created indoors, and while it might not be the first thing that comes to mind as you think about improving the air quality in your building, flooring plays a surprisingly important role in creating a healthy building environment.
Leading flooring designer and manufacturer Milliken is proud to be celebrating its 100th year of production in Britain. The company was first registered in 1920 at the Waterside Mill in Bury, Greater Manchester when it became one of the earliest textile manufacturers in the UK. It manufactured cotton shirtings and in later years industrial fabrics before switching to air bag manufacture in 2004. Following the purchase of the Beech Hill Plant in Wigan, the first Millitron® carpet tile (using Milliken’s patented digital dye technology) was printed in the UK in 1986, which makes 2021 the 35th year Milliken has made carpet tiles in the UK. The last UK site Milliken purchased was the Middleton Plant in 1997 where protective flooring and entryway products are now produced.
In December 2020 Milliken was proud celebrate our 100th year of manufacturing in the UK. The company was first registered in 1920 at the Waterside Mill in Bury in the North West of England, when it became one of the earliest textile manufacturers in the UK. It manufactured cotton shirtings and in later years industrial fabrics.
Meet The Maker: Steve Ainscough
Job title: Millitron® Design Technician – AKA The Pattern Pro
Having spent time operating in and leading the print department, Steve now heads up technical support for Milliken’s Millitron patterning technology.
Time at Milliken: 24 years
Meet The Maker: Mark BrixtonJob title: Dye Services Associate aka The Master Mixer
Time at Milliken: 13 months.
Meet The Maker: Lee RileyJob title: Backing Range Team Leader AKA Mr Motivator
Time at Milliken: 15 years