Roger Milliken led Milliken & Company for 71 years, during which it grew to become the world’s largest privately-owned textile and chemical manufacturer. Milliken was the driving force behind the “Crafted with Pride in the USA” campaign. Roger Milliken was a civic leader and an environmental champion. He transformed his headquarters into one of the largest corporate green spaces in the Southeast. Milliken planted a million trees a year in the area and influenced the architectural and landscaping design of Wofford College and Converse College.
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