Canada's Work Wear Leader Richlu Manufacturing, Signs Sock License Deal - Tough Duck and Work King Brands now offer Head to Toe Coverage!

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 Duck socks.

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.

About Richlu:

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

About Renfro:

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

SOURCE Richlu Manufacturing

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Jim Chess
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