VF Imagewear History
||Claude H. Williams, Williams Wirt Harlin, Sr., and Alexander F. Harlin formed Harlin Bros. & Williams
||Red Kap's logo was founded
||Name changed to Red Kap Garment Company
||Red Kap discovered the industrial laundry market and developed the industry's first laundry-friendly industrial pant and shirt
||Red Kap acquired Coverall Manufacturing Company of Detroit, MI and Covco Garment Company of Sparta, TN
||Red Kap merged with Blue Bell. Name changed to Red Kap Industries, a division of Blue Bell, Inc.
||Bassett-Walker, a leading designer and manufacturer of knitted and fleece activewear was acquired by VF.
||Blue Bell merged with VF Corporation
||Red Kap acquired competitor Work Wear Corp.
||VF Corporation moved Red Kap to wholly owned subsidiary status. Name changed to Red Kap Industries, Inc.
||VF acquired Nutmeg Industries and H.H. Cutler Company. Nutmeg became part of VF Knitwear Coalition with Cutler being consolidated into Nutmeg
||Red Kap acquired Bulwark, locking in leadership position in flame resistant protective apparel
|| Bassett-Walker was merged with Nutmeg Industries becoming VF Knitwear, Inc on January 3, 1998
November - VF Imagewear acquired Penn State(PST)
August 6th, 1998 Red Kap celebrated 75 years of family history
||VF Imagewear acquired Fibrotek, a specialty product used in chip processing and cleanrooms but was shut down in 2001.
Charles Todd was acquired March 30, 1999 and Horace Small Apparel was acquired on March 31, 1999. These two businesses were purchased to establish a stronger presence in global accounts and the security industry.
||VF Knitwear was renamed VF Imagewear(East), Inc. on January 16, 2000
||January 4, 2003 the East and West became one as VF Imagewear, Inc.
February, 2003 American Licensed Products was acquired with a Harley Davidson license agreement.
VF acquired Nautica in August and in December VF Imagewear acquired E. Magrath from Nautica.
A new line, The Force, was introduced under the Horace Small brand
||Horace Small teamed up with The North Face brand to provide products such as "The Force" jacket.
||Fedex Express named VF Imagewear as a Platinum Supplier
VF Imagewear became the apparel licensee for ESPN
||Majestic Athletic, the sole supplier of on-field uniforms to Major League Baseball, was acquired by VF Imagewear
||Launch of the Hospitality line