WINNIPEG, April 14 /CNW/ - Richlu Manufacturing, Canada's leading work
wear company, is pleased to announce it has signed a license agreement
with Renfro Corporation to manufacture and market Work King and Tough
Renfro Corporation, one of the world's largest sock makers, has
operations in North America, Europe and Asia, and manufactures and
markets socks under various major brands.
Gavin Rich, Vice President of Richlu, said his company is excited to
extend the product lines of their popular Tough Duck and Work King work
wear apparel brands. "We will now be able to provide Canadian workers
complete head- to-toe coverage for our Tough Duck and Work King apparel
brands of work wear. "Our agreement with Renfro will ensure our
customers will benefit from the same high quality in their work wear
socks, as they have come to expect from our highly popular Tough Duck
and Work King brands."
Rich added that this agreement and licensing partnership is a great fit
with Renfro, who share similar commitments to research, styling and
quality in the manufacturing of their sock apparel products.
Brian Grant, General Manager of Renfro Canada, said "we are pleased to
add the Tough Duck and Work King brands to our stable of world class
sock products that we manufacture and market to retailers. "Tough Duck
and Work King are highly respected brands in the work wear marketplace
and we look forward to working with Richlu Manufacturing to deliver our
world-class styling and quality to a new brand of socks for Canadian
retailers." Work King and Tough Duck socks are expected to be on
retailer shelves by fall 2011.
Richlu Manufacturing is a family-owned Canadian company founded in 1939
as a maker of pants and winter garments. The company has evolved over
the years and has become the largest maker of work wear in Canada and
enjoys a reputation for quality, fit and competitive pricing. Today,
Richlu manufactures all over the world and operates a major
manufacturing facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Warehousing and
distribution is done from four locations in Winnipeg with product being
shipped to the United States, Europe, and Japan and from coast to coast
in Canada. The company manufactures product under brand labels such as
TOUGH DUCK, WORK KING, NATURAL HABITAT, TUNDRA and many private brand
labels. For more information, visit www.richlu.com.
Renfro Hosiery Mills, based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, was founded
in 1921 with 25 employees. Today, Renfro employs more than 5,000 people
with operations worldwide. Renfro has manufacturing and distribution
facilities in the U.S. as well as abroad in India, China, Canada and
Mexico. The company has Sales Offices in North Carolina, New York,
California, Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.renfro.com.
SOURCE Richlu Manufacturing
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