It is with great excitement that we share that Milliken has gifted the former Milliken Design Center in LaGrange, GA to THINC College & Career Academy.
The 143,000 square-foot facility, valued at $4 million, has a deep history within our company. For nearly three decades, the Milliken Design Center served as the global headquarters for Milliken's floor covering division. Repurposing the building as a community learning institution is a perfect illustration of our desire to be part of sustainable solutions and find better uses for existing materials and structures.
Dr. Joe Salley, president and CEO of Milliken & Company summarizes our thoughts on this occasion.
Milliken has been a major part of the LaGrange community since 1968. Today, Milliken continues to operate multiple facilities throughout Troup County that includes not only floor covering but also the manufacturing of technical and performance textiles. We look forward to witnessing how THINC College & Career Academy will add to the LaGrange community and are honored to be part of it.
"We are honored to be part of a community that is taking a unique approach to tackling educational challenges, and
that we are able to play a role by offering the use of the Design Center," said Salley. "It is gratifying to see what was once the center of design and innovation in floor covering at Milliken go towards educating what may very well be the innovators of tomorrow - the adaptable, skilled,
problem-solvers of the future."