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Renfro announces new CEO and President – Stan Jewell

Renfro announces new CEO and President – Stan Jewell

Renfro Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and selling of branded and private label legwear products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stan Jewell as CEO and President. Stan succeeds Bud Kilby, who retired after 26 years with the Company.  Bud will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. Stan brings 26 years of global textile and apparel leadership expe ...[Read More]

Renfro donates to Socks for Heroes

Renfro donates to Socks for Heroes

The Socks for Heroes organization was started by the parents of LCPL Donald J. Hogan, killed in Afghanistan in August 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Hogan spent a lot of time following their son’s death with soldiers. Speaking to over 100 field Marines, when asked what they needed most, the Marines said, “Send us socks”. They have no laundry facilities and have to hand wash their socks in rivers and ponds, le ...[Read More]

Renfro Supports National Wear Red Day®

Renfro Supports National Wear Red Day®

Renfro Corporate Office employees participated in the awareness campaign on National Wear Red Day® which was Friday, February 3, 2017 by wearing red. Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with educ ...[Read More]

Renfro and Quantcast provide socks to San Francisco based St. Anthony’s

Renfro and Quantcast provide socks to San Francisco based St. Anthony’s

Renfro Corporation teamed up with San Francisco based Quantcast, an ecommerce partner, to provide socks to St. Anthony’s. The St. Anthony’s organization provides essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty. They noted a higher need for men’s socks during the holiday season and in response the two organizations provided 720 pairs of Fruit of the Loom socks. St. Anthony’s serves 2,400 hot ...[Read More]

Renfro Copper Sole Socks

Renfro Copper Sole Socks

Copper Sole socks will soon be available at Sears and Amazon.  Copper Sole is constructed with EPA-registered Cupron® AntiFungal enhanced fibers that kill 99.9% of Athlete’s Foot fungus right on the sock.  The unique fibers woven into Cooper Sole socks kills odor-causing bacteria on the sock  and is shown to improve skin appearance and skin softness. Cupron technology was used in socks to help wit ...[Read More]

United Fund Meets Elusive Goal

United Fund Meets Elusive Goal

The below article was featured in the Mount Airy News by Tom Joyce. “Officials in Washington who seem hard-pressed to solve the nation’s financial woes might find some solutions in Surry County, where the United Fund has met its annual community fundraising goal. And it has done so for the first time in four years. “I am really thrilled,” said Catrina Alexander, who chaired the 2015-2016 Uni ...[Read More]

Renfro Receives Hohenstein Institute’s “Confidence in Textiles” Label and Certification

Renfro Receives Hohenstein Institute’s “Confidence in Textiles” Label and Certification

Renfro Corporation has received authorization to use the Oeko-Tex © mark on its compression hosiery because they were shown to be “skin friendly” after rigorous Oeko-Tex Standard 100© testing at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany. Renfro is able to use the sought-after label “Confidence in Textiles” on its products, assuring consumers that the socks contain no harmful substances. Renfro’s compres ...[Read More]

County BOB Teams Make Real World Connections

By David Broyles Mt. Airy News, The (NC) September 11, 2014 Battle of the Books (BOB) Teams from Rockford, Dobson, and Copeland teamed up on a first-of-a-kind field trip to help students make real world connections Wednesday as they talked with pilots Mark and Jenette Hege at the Mount Airy-Surry County Airport. Mark Hege is a corporate pilot for Renfro Corp., and his wife, Jenette, who also flew ...[Read More]

U.S. Marine Corps Honors Renfro; Flag Now Flying High at Local Plant

U.S. Marine Corps Honors Renfro; Flag Now Flying High at Local Plant

By Christy Armstrong Cleveland Daily Banner June 18, 2013 The Cleveland Renfro Corporation plant, along with the company’s four other facilities and corporate office, has been honored by the U.S. Marine Corps in thanks for sending some of its products to troops overseas. The company’s corporate office has made a donation of 20,000 pairs of socks to Socks for Heroes, a nonprofit organization that s ...[Read More]

City recognizes Renfro Corporation

By Tom Joyce Mount Airy News August 29, 2012 Bud Kilby, the president and CEO of Renfro Corp., is shown during a recent Mount Airy Board of Commissioners meeting when the company received a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Deborah Cochran. This was part of an ongoing program in which city officials recognize older local businesses. Renfro, a market leader in the sock industry, was founded he ...[Read More]