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CAMBRIDGE, ON (August 21, 2014) – Dickies, the flagship brand in the Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. portfolio of brands, today announced the launch of new additions to its safety footwear line this Fall, fusing on-trend styling details with premium materials and construction.  The Dickies safety footwear line aims to bring style and purpose at a value-driven price point.

Innovations in Dickies footwear have been tailored to enhance protection, maximize quality, and most importantly, increase comfort. Performance features include the latest in waterproof and odor shielding technology, metal-free composite protection, and superior slip resistance. The introduction promises healthy growth for the brand in the outdoor safety category. Details to be released this Spring.

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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (August 12, 2014) – Dickies, the flagship brand in the Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. portfolio of brands, today announced the results of a recent study performed in the food service industry. The study was conducted by independent research firm ConsumerDNA and included interviews with more than 1,000 active industry professionals from fast food/quick service, casual dining or fine dining restaurants.

The study revealed that Dickies rates highest on quality, durability and comfort among food service professionals, which includes chefs, cooks, servers and greeters. A key finding in the study is that one in four restaurant workers wear Dickies pants on the job, outpacing competing brands 3-to-1. Restaurant workers also ranked Dickies as the “best brand” amongst their workwear choices, specifically due to key product features and benefits desired by the workers, as well as the overall value of Dickies workwear.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (July 24, 2014) – Leading global workwear maker Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. has acquired North East Rig Out Ltd. (NERO), an Aberdeen, UK-based workwear manufacturer specializing in the oil and gas industry. Established in 1995, NERO is also a head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) solutions provider. The acquisition was completed by Williamson-Dickie’s European division on July 18, 2014.

“Williamson-Dickie has been a part of the global oil and gas industry for decades, and this acquisition makes us even more competitive in the European market,” said Chairman and CEO Philip Williamson, Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. “I’m excited to add NERO to the stable of workwear solutions offered by WD to workers around the world.”

Fort Worth, Texas (April 28, 2014) – Walls®, a Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. brand and leading provider of workwear and hunting gear, today announced a new licensing agreement with Oilfield CamoTM. Walls will be the exclusive apparel licensee of Oilfield Camo, adding to the breadth of product now targeting the oil and gas industry. 

"We are excited to have this opportunity with Oilfield Camo as it reinforces our 70-year relationship with the oil and gas industry,” said Walls Brand’s Vice President Robyn Crowder. "Oilfield Camo was developed specifically for the oil and gas industry by a company that’s an integral player in the field. We’re thrilled to be working with them.”

Fort Worth, Texas (May 20, 2014) – Dickies, the flagship brand in the Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. portfolio of brands, teams up with award-winning professional baseball player and best-selling author R.A. Dickey for the second straight year to recognize brand fans for their hard work.  R.A. Dickey may be known for his award-winning knuckleball, but it’s his ability to persevere that makes him truly inspiring. From missing a crucial ligament in his throwing elbow to muscling through 14 one-year, non-guaranteed contracts, Dickey has proven time and again that he’s Built To Work.  

Like the pitch that made him famous, R.A. knows as well as anyone that life is unpredictable. Realizing that hard work and perseverance apply to workers from all walks of life, Dickey is teaming up with legendary workwear maker Dickies to recognize people – like him – who’ve faced adversity and refused to quit.

 Fort Worth, Texas (December 10, 2013) – Leading global workwear brand Dickies today announced a new licensing agreement with SG Footwear, a division of SG Companies and leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of kids’ footwear in the U.S.  This most recent addition to Dickies’ extensive portfolio of licensees allows the legendary workwear brand to deliver a broad spectrum of workwear and work-inspired products including men’s, women’s, juniors’ and kids’ apparel; bags, footwear, belts, socks, medical wear, headwear and sunglasses.  Products under the license will incl

Oxnard, California (June 11, 2013) – Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company division Workrite Uniform Company, Inc., a leading provider of flame-resistant (FR) workwear worldwide, launches Workrite Canada including local sales representation, inventory and a distribution center which is all currently operational.

The launch of Workrite Canada includes the creation of a product line specifically developed to meet the Canadian standards and practices when it comes to protective clothing at the jobsite.  This new line of Workrite products includes a variety of coveralls, as well as an insulated bib, parka and hood, all made with leading FR fabrics such as UltraSoft® and Nomex®, and includes reflective tape in the CSA striping configuration. This line is complemented by a full assortment of additional Workrite® FR styles to meet the protection needs of customers in oil & gas, mining, utilities, manufacturing and fire service.

Fort Worth, Texas (June 3, 2013) – Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., the global leader in workwear, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Cleburne, Texas-based Walls Industries. The Walls brands (Walls, Big Smith, 10X, Liberty, Duxbak) now join Williamson-Dickie’s extensive portfolio of workwear brands, including Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak®, Terra® and Van Moer®. The acquisition expands Williamson-Dickie’s footprint in the workwear industry and solidifies the company’s status as the leading global provider of workwear and work accessories. Financial terms of the transaction will not be revealed.

Ontario, Canada (May 24, 2013) – As ‘showrooming’ persists amongst today’s consumers, the need for a dynamic and full service website has never been more evident.  Catering to the demands of online shoppers in Canada, Williamson-Dickies Manufacturing Company division TERRA FOOTWEAR LTD. has launched a new e-commerce enabled site at www.terrafootwear.com.  Completely redesigned to promote the latest in safety footwear innovation, the TERRA website opens with high definition photography to pique one’s curiosity.  As guests navigate through the English and French sites, information is available on everything from manufacturing to technical performance features.  All TERRA styles are categorized for quick accessibility. Each style has its own landing page showcasing multi-angle photography, unique performance properties, and other shopping preferences such as size, color, and price.

Fort Worth, Texas (May 23, 2013) – Leading global work wear company Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company’s flagship brand Dickies® today announced the addition of the Garment Embroidery Service to uniform orders across the United States. The service allows for quick and effortless customization in 18 predetermined garment locations with no minimum requirement for ordering. Customers simply indicate the location for placement, provide artwork and a sample design is sent for proofing. Once the design is approved the garments are embroidered and shipped from our distribution center.

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