U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Honors Darn Tough Vermont in Congressional Record



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March 11, 2015

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy Honors Darn Tough Vermont in Congressional Record

--Extolls Company’s Contribution to Economic Growth and Domestic Job Creation --

NORTHFIELD, VT— Darn Tough Vermont, American manufacturer of premium, performance socks, has recently been recognized in a speech by Vermont Senator, Partick Leahy. Per Senator Leahy’s request, an article about Darn Tough’s planned mill expansion, which originally appeared on VTDigger.org, a Vermont-focused news website, has been entered into the Congressional Record.

In his speech on the Senate floor, Senator Leahy extolled the economic value of American manufacturing and small businesses, highlighting Darn Tough Vermont’s contribution to the Northfield community and the Green Mountain State, and the company’s remarkable success.

“Mr. President, in Vermont, small businesses are the foundation of our State's economy, “ said Leahy. “They spur economic growth and create jobs. One such place is Darn Tough Socks. They decided we should have upscale brand quality socks with a lifetime guarantee, produced in America, and not--like so many other things-- have to be exported from other countries.”

Highlighting Darn Tough’s Vermont roots, Senator Leahy commented that, “Darn Tough Vermont in Northfield, VT…is not just surviving, but is thriving, in part because of its evolution in today's global marketplace, but most importantly, because of the dedicated workers that help the business grow. Darn Tough, a brand launched from its parent company, Cabot Hosiery Mills, exemplifies Vermonters' spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity, perseverance, and old fashioned hard work.”

Darn Tough Vermont currently employs 170 people on its three shift operation, and the recently announced mill expansion is expected to result in an additional 250 to 300 jobs over the next five years.

“We have always been committed to the great state of Vermont, and are proud of the contribution we make to the community and local economy,” says Darn Tough Vermont President and CEO Ric Cabot. “As a third-generation sock maker, socks are in my blood. It’s all that we do, and we do it better than anyone else. We are deeply honored that our story will now be part of our nation’s history.”

For more information about Darn Tough Vermont, please visit http://www.darntough.com. The entry into the Congressional record can be viewed at: https://www.congress.gov/congressional-record/2015/2/10/senate-section/article/s877-2

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About Darn Tough Vermont:

Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor socks with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont. The company offers both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line offers footwear in six active wear categories including Vertical, Hike/Trek, Endurance, Lifestyle, Hunt and Kid’s styles – all of which carry the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee.

Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent Vermont manufacturing; small-needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either ultra-fine Merino wool or Coolmax® for comfort, durability and fit and moisture management. Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills. For more information about Darn Tough Vermont socks, please visit: www.darntough.com.