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Darn Tough outfitting Marines with US-made wool boot socks
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Oct '11
U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has announced a major U.S. Marine Corps contract — totaling $3 million for 450,000 merino wool boot socks — with Darn Tough Vermont, a clothing manufacturer in Northfield, Vt.

Darn Tough Vermont, a domestic manufacturer of premium all-weather performance socks, has been steadily expanding its military sales through the company's Tactical sock line. This latest contract is the company's largest Tactical order yet. The competitive contract was awarded by the Marine Corps Systems Command for 450,000 pairs of socks to be delivered by September 2012.

Marines will each receive four pairs of Darn Tough Vermont's Extreme Cold Weather Merino Wool Boot Sock. The sock uses densely knit Merino wool fibers to transfer moisture away from the foot, minimizing the risk of lower-extremity injury including blisters, cellulitis, frostbite, hypothermia and trench foot, while ensuring insulation and protection from cold weather environments. Leahy said all of the work under this contract will be performed in Vermont.

Leahy, who secured a $1.6 million military contract for Darn Tough in 2008, said he was very pleased to see how Darn Tough leveraged that opportunity to create a major clothing line with a growing fan base among deployed troops fighting in harsh environments.

“This contract proves that a seedling contract can blossom into substantial business for a Vermont manufacturer,” said Leahy. “All these Vermonters needed was a chance to put their best foot forward. It also proves that Vermont quality counts when it comes to outfitting and protecting our troops.”

Ric Cabot, President of Darn Tough Vermont, said, “We Vermonters are a proud bunch. When you give us a job to do, we do it with heart and soul. The contract Senator Leahy secured for us in 2008 was an acknowledgment of this work ethic.

Since making good on that contract and putting our best into every pair of socks we knit, we've been able to consistently grow the tactical side of our business, adding more jobs and investing more in our infrastructure every year. Northfield, Vermont, is, in my mind, the sock capital of the world – we produce the best with the best. And obviously,” Cabot added, “FOR the best.”

Darn Tough Vermont is a U.S. manufacturer of both tactical and specialty socks. Darn Tough Vermont's Specialty line offers six commercially available active footwear product categories. The company's product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent U.S.A. manufacturing, small-needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch, and exceptional durability and cushioning.

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy


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