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RefrigiWear Welcomes New Vice President of Sales for Outdoor Industries

July 9, 2024

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the leading manufacturer of insulated industrial workwear, accessories, and personal protective equipment announces the appointment of Leigh Stadelmeier as Vice President of B2B Outdoor Sales. Stadelmeier brings over 20 years of experience in construction distribution to the role. He is also an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer. Having experienced a traumatic fall while serving in the Army, Stadelmeier devoted his career to safety and training to prevent accidents on the job.

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RefrigiWear Acquires FlexiTog®

March 13, 2024

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the largest supplier of insulated work apparel for the cold chain, announced its acquisition of FlexiTog, an insulated workwear leader in Europe headquartered in Norfolk, GB. With over 40 years of history, FlexiTog built a solid reputation for high-quality, insulated safety products for companies in the food cold chain and beyond.
"With so many of our top North American customers establishing a growing presence in Europe, it makes sense to continue our partnerships with them as they grow. By acquiring FlexiTog, we expanded our capabilities to serve these and other European companies in a growing market," says Ryan Silberman, CEO of RefrigiWear.

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RefrigiWear Acquires Avaska®

January 18, 2024

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the largest supplier of insulated work apparel for the cold chain, announced today its acquisition of Avaska. A relative newcomer to the insulated workwear industry, Avaska built a solid reputation for offering premium quality products with a more modern, European style.

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RefrigiWear Celebrates 70 Years in Food Processing at IPPE 2024

January 18, 2024

DAHLONEGA, GA – When working in the cold gets tough, tough workers turn to RefrigiWear. Test the latest insulated workwear & PPE for poultry processors in booth #B38067 at the International Production & Processing Expo.

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RefrigiWear Announces 24th Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year

December 1, 2023

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the 70-year industry leader for insulated industrial workwear, announced today a slate of 28 winners in its 24th annual Warehouse Heroes program. The company honors 24 dedicated men and women, as well as 4 lifetime achievement winners, for their outstanding contributions as essential workers in the cold storage and the food supply chain. These Warehouse Heroes embody what RefrigiWear stands for: toughness, dependability and an unwavering commitment to getting the job done, no matter how extreme the conditions.

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RefrigiWear Highlights Worker Safety with New High-Visibility Workwear

October 4, 2023

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the leading global supplier of insulated industrial workwear, will release more than 20 new high-visibility products and personal protective equipment (PPE) at the National Safety Council's Safety Congress and Expo later this month. This collection of new products includes the company's first high-visibility gear designed exclusively for women, as well as waterproof gear and non-slip insulated boots designed for optimal traction and comfort.

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RefrigiWear Selects 28 New Warehouse Heroes of the Year

December 1, 2022

DAHLONEGA, GA – Each year, RefrigiWear receives hundreds of submissions to the annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year contest and each year, the competition gets increasingly fierce. So many men and women around the country have dedicated their careers to working in the cold and making sure our food supply chain remains operational. RefrigiWear is so grateful for their dedication and hard work, these extraordinary individuals deserve the highest praise.

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RefrigiWear Unveils Insulated Gear for Essential Workers at International Food Service Expo

September 14, 2022

TAMPA, FL – RefrigiWear announced the one of the largest releases of new insulated workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) in its 68-year history at the International Food Service Distributors Association's Distribution Solutions Conference.

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RefrigiWear Acquires Samco Freezerwear

May 26, 2022

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the largest supplier of insulated work apparel for the cold chain, today announced its acquisition of Samco Freezerwear Co ("Samco"). Founded in 1968, Samco is a leading provider of freezerwear, insulated industrial workwear, and other insulated industrial apparel and accessories for workers in the food-related cold chain.

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22nd Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners Chosen

December 1, 2021

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear celebrates the essential workers of the food supply chain with the winners of the 22nd Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Awards. Hundreds of employees from food processors and cold storage facilities across the country were nominated by their supervisors, but 28 of the nominees demonstrated the attitude, leadership, productivity and ingenuity required to be named a Warehouse Hero of the Year.

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RefrigiWear Launches New High-Performance Insulated Workwear at NSC Safety Conference & Expo

October 25, 2021

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear unveiled more than a dozen new products for people working in harsh, cold conditions at the National Safety Council (NSC) Safety Conference and Expo this year. "This launch is a result of our continuous efforts to understand the complexities of working in the cold and a demonstration of our commitment to helping our customers and their employees get the job done safely,"says Ryan Silberman, CEO.

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21st Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Announced

December 18, 2020

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear is always honored to celebrate those that spend their days working in the cold, which is why they created an annual awards program known as Warehouse Heroes of the year. Each year hundreds of employees that work in refrigerated and frozen warehouses are nominated for the hard work and dedication.

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RefrigiWear Launches New Gear for Greater Protection from the Cold

October 8, 2020

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear, the original “work in the cold” company and the leader in tough workwear for extreme cold conditions, introduces over 30 new products, including two new collections, as well as collection expansions. This marks the seventh consecutive year RefrigiWear has launched a significant number of new products featuring new materials, functionality and safety features.

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RefrigiWear Launches More than 25 New Products

December 20, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – Harsh, cold conditions can make it difficult to get the job done. That's why RefrigiWear spends time in the field with those that work in these tough conditions, so they can learn what is getting in the way of performance and address those needs. To ensure no one has to sacrifice performance for protection, RefrigiWear released over 25 new products with features designed to help get the job done. This marks the sixth consecutive year RefrigiWear has had a significant product launch of 20 or more new products featuring new materials, functionality and safety features.

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RefrigiWear Announces New Touch-Rite and Key-Rite Nibs for Gloves

December 20, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – In cold working environments, protecting employees’ hands often means bulky gloves that are not conducive to working with keypads, pressure sensitive screens, or touchscreens. As a result, employees remove their gloves to make entries, resulting in lost productivity and warmth, plus a risk of cold injury. If gloves aren’t being removed, orders may get keyed in incorrectly due to the bulky gloves, leading to delays and unhappy customers.

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RefrigiWear Expands Several Collections

December 18, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – With many different jobs being done in each temperature range, it is more important than ever to have options that meet different needs within the same collection. That is why RefrigiWear is proud to announce some new additions to their PolarForce®, Iron-Tuff® and Cooler Wear Collections.

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20th Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Winners Chosen

December 17, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – RefrigiWear is proud to present the winners of the 20th Annual Warehouse Heroes of the Year Award. Hundreds of employees from around the US were nominated by their supervisors and managers, but these 28 showcased the resourcefulness, grit and attitude necessary to be named a Warehouse Hero.

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RefrigiWear Uses the BOA® Fit System on Extreme Boots

December 12, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – When boot laces loosen, it isn’t just annoying – it can be dangerous. Not only is it uncomfortable, poor fit can lead to accidents and injury. Having to tighten laces throughout the day takes time away from work, which reduces productivity. That is why RefrigiWear is excited to partner with BOA® and add their innovative BOA® Fit System to two new Extreme Collection boot styles.

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Frostline® Collection Jackets & Bibs Made with AirBlaze® Insulation for Superior Warmth

December 12, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – Working in subzero temps means employees need extra protection from the cold. That protection can sometimes mean bulk that gets in the way of productivity. RefrigiWear is excited to announce their new Frostline® Collection, with a jacket and bib overalls rated to -25°F. A stylish puffer design paired with abrasion-resistant paneling means gear that will stand up to tough conditions.

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RefrigiWear Announces Largest Launch of Women's Products

December 12, 2019

DAHLONEGA, GA – When working in cold, tough environments, the protective gear needed to stay warm shouldn't hinder performance. When gear doesn’t fit right it becomes a distraction and doesn’t protect as well as it could. That is why RefrigiWear now offers a larger line of products designed specifically to fit women.

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