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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]