NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 23, 2013 – Horace Small (a VF Imagewear brand) was recently recognized at the 2013 North American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors conference in Orlando, FL. Two of Horace Small’s most distinguished customers received top honors. Florida Highway Patrol received the best dressed award for a department with under 2000 officers and Hillsborough County Sheriff received the best dressed award for departments with over 200 officers.
Horace Small has been providing quality professional uniforms to the public safety market for over 75 years. Recently they have adopted an integrated product development approach that has allowed them to create a series of new product innovations that will certainly lead the industry. This new approach combined with their expertise has prepared them to launch the finest uniforms available today.
"Horace Small is excited to be able to work with such exemplary departments like Florida Highway Patrol and Hillsborough County Sheriff," said Neal Waters, Vice President of Managed Programs and Public Safety. “Both departments are top notch and are leaders in the state of Florida. We are proud to be able to design their uniforms."
"VF Imagewear is proud to be a member of NAUMD and we strongly support their initiative to recognize public safety departments around the country that reflect a professional image,” said Jim Tewmey, V.P., Sales of VF Imagewear. “Horace Small’s long standing reputation of quality uniforms and excellence in service is reflected in these department’s accomplishments.”
Outfitting law enforcement and public safety heroes for more than 65 years, the Horace Small® brand combines groundbreaking technical design, innovative fabrics, practical features, comfort, durability and professional appearance.
VF Imagewear is a subsidiary of VF Corporation (NYSE:VFC), with two primary businesses: Image and Activewear. The Image apparel business provides a broad array of uniforms and protective apparel to corporate customers, government and public safety agencies, service businesses and industrial laundries. The Activewear business markets branded apparel under agreements with licensors such as the National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Hockey League (NHL), the NCAA, leading Colleges under the ESPN College Game Day brands, NASCAR and Harley-Davidson.
VF Corporation is a leader in branded lifestyle apparel including jeanswear, outdoor products, intimate apparel, image apparel and sportswear. Its principal brands include Wrangler®, Lee®, Riders®, Rustler®, Vans®, Reef®, Napapijri®, Kipling®, Nautica®, John Varvatos®, JanSport®, Eastpak®, Vassarette®, Bestform®, Lily of France®, Lee Sport® and Red Kap®.