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Business North Carolina releases the Grant Thornton report of North Carolina’s Top 100 Private Companies where Renfro Corporation is ranked Number 10

Business North Carolina releases the Grant Thornton report of North Carolina’s Top 100 Private Companies where Renfro Corporation is ranked Number 10

Originating in 1984, the Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® continues to exemplify key players in the private company community that have demonstrated innovation, talent, agility and business acumen.

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]

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]

At Renfro, Wellness Delivers – Goal is to Make Wellness a Key Part of Culture

At Renfro, Wellness Delivers – Goal is to Make Wellness a Key Part of Culture

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — For energy-boosting benefits and healthy-habit formation, employees at Renfro Corp. are turning to their Wellness Program. This is one corporate Wellness Program that’s delivering results: employees are losing weight, quitting smoking and exercising routinely. Examples abound. Tim Pickett, Vice President of Planning, took advantage of the WellnessProgram’s membership disco ...[Read More]

Renfro Corporation Donates 6,000 Pairs of Socks to Help Charlotte Homeless

Renfro Corporation Donates 6,000 Pairs of Socks to Help Charlotte Homeless

CHARLOTTE, NC – Homeless and underserved men, women and children in the Greater Charlotte area will be a little warmer and their feet a little more comfortable, thanks to a Renfro Corporation donation pledge of 6,000 pairs of socks to the HandsNFeet Foundation. “We applaud the generosity and caring of Renfro Corporation with their 2012 pledge to donate 6,000 pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s ...[Read More]

The Big Dance Is a Sock Hop

The Big Dance Is a Sock Hop

By Ben Cohen The Wall Street Journal Updated March 16, 2012 College-basketball players have long used March Madness to flaunt the sport’s latest fashion trends. But baggy shorts, under-the-jersey T-shirts and Allen Iverson-inspired arm sleeves have all been done before. So what’s hip this year is what’s left: socks. The final frontier of basketball fashion, the style in socks now ...[Read More]

Renfro CEO and President Bud Kilby Delivers Keynote Address at EDP Meeting

By Mondee Tilley | Staff Reporter Mt. Airy News, The (NC) February 4, 2012 DOBSON – While most textile companies closed their doors after the passage of the North America Free Trade Act, one local company found a way to not only stay open, but has thrived and employs 500 people in Surry County today. That company is Renfro Corp., and its CEO and President Bud Kilby gave the keynote address a ...[Read More]

Sperry Top-Sider® Expands Brand Beyond Footwear

Announces Five New Product License Partners Covering A Range of NewSperry Branded Products for Spring 2013 Launch in the U.S. and Canada LEXINGTON, MA, January 30, 2012 | PRNewswire – Sperry Top-Sider, the leading nautical performance and lifestyle footwear brand and inventor of the world’s first boat shoe, continues to build on its market momentum through strategic product category expansio ...[Read More]

Renfro Announces Acquisition – Fruit of The Loom Sock Business

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Renfro Corp., a leading global manufacturer, designer, distributor and marketer of leg wear, announced that it has acquired the sock business of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., (FOTL),formerly DeSoto Mills. The transaction was effective in late September 2011. Bud Kilby, Renfro’s President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We are pleased to combine Renfro’s expertise in the sock busi ...[Read More]

Renfro Announces Acquisition – K. Bell Socks

Renfro Announces Acquisition – K. Bell Socks

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. – Renfro Corporation, a global marketer and manufacturer of socks headquartered in Mount Airy, North Carolina, has acquired K.Bell Socks. Bud Kilby, CEO and President of Renfro Corporation, stated “We are excited about the combination of our two companies. K.Bell is a leading designer of socks and tights in the United States. In acquiring K.Bell, Renfro will benefit from K.Bell’s ...[Read More]