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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 e ...[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 2,4 ...[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 ...[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. United Fund of Surry officials stand beside a thermometer signifying its successful 2015-2016 fundraising campaign of $450,000. Pictured, from left, are Dale Draughn, a member of the United Fund’s board of directors; Catrina Alexander, who chaired this year’s campaign; Executive Director Christina Plitt; and Ron Sutphin Jr., bo ...[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 comp ...[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. Students Mariela Trejo (left) and Grace Harrison appeared pleased to take thei ...[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 An American flag given to Renfro Corporation by the U.S. Marine Corps in thanks for a donation of its products to a nonprofit organization called Socks for Heroes flies outside Cleveland’s Renfro facility. Banner photo, Christy Armstrong The Cleveland Renfro Corporation plant, along with the company’s four other facilities and corpo ...[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 found ...[Read More]

Socking it to Unhealthy Lifestyles

Socking it to Unhealthy Lifestyles

by Monte Mitchell | Journal Reporter Winston-Salem Journal June 5, 2012 Edition: Daily Sharon Flippin lost 35 pounds this past year by exercising at work at Renfro Corp., the world's largest manufacturer of socks. Flippin, a software documentation specialist, typically walks a mile each morning and each afternoon on the indoor track marked on the floor of a warehouse area inside the company' ...[Read More]