News & Events

Renfro Introduces Blister-Fighting Socks

Renfro Introduces Blister-Fighting Socks

By Richard Craver Winston-Salem Journal March 16, 2013 MOUNT AIRY — Renfro Corp., a sock manufacturer based in Mount Airy, has introduced a specialty sports stock that aims to reduce blisters and provide compression support for the ankle and arch. The company is selling the Spalding Athletic Socks exclusively online for $10 a pair at  www.spaldingathleticsocks.com. Renfro said the socks are ...[Read More]

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Renfro Corporation to Renovate Legwear Facility in Cleveland

New Product Line Brings $17.5 Million Investment, 168 New Jobs Over Five Years NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Renfro Corporation officials today announced the company will renovate its Cleveland manufacturing facility. The renovation, necessitated by the addition of a new product line, represents an investment of $ ...[Read More]

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.

Copper Sole, Socks for Heroes Partner to Help Soldiers in Afghanistan

Copper Sole, Socks for Heroes Partner to Help Soldiers in Afghanistan

“Clean socks are as important as food and ammunition to an infantryman,” said Jim Hogan, who with his wife Carla started the Socks for Heroes program in 2011 to help provide a much0needed item to Marines stationed in Afghanistan. Through donations from such companies as Renfro Corporation, they have shipped 128,000 pairs of socks to Marines and Soldiers in Afghanistan. “Clean socks are as importan ...[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]

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]

FRUIT OF THE LOOM® Sock Licensee Partners with Goodwill Industries International

FRUIT OF THE LOOM® Sock Licensee Partners with Goodwill Industries International to Launch New Sock Launch of Sock Product Provides Revenue for Goodwill’s Job Training Mount Airy, N.C. – As part of the product launch of its new longer-lasting FRUIT OF THE LOOM® Gray Sole sock product for men, Renfro Corporation, Fruit of the Loom’s sock licensee, is partnering with Goodwill Industries Internationa ...[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]