WATERBURY VILLAGE HISTORIC DISTRICT, Vt. — Vermont-based outdoor sock company Darn Tough has opened a new manufacturing facility in Waterbury. The company celebrated the expansion Thursday with a ribbon cutting and tour of the new building.
The company said expansion is necessary as demand for their products continue to grow nationally and internationally, but as they expand they wanted to maintain their commitment to home.
"We want the legacy of Darn Tough to remain in Vermont and now we have the ability to do so," Mark Yardley with Darn Tough said. "Nobody works harder than Vermonters. We're certainly a craftsman's state."
The space is 70,000 square feet, located in an existing building on Pilgrim Park Road near downtown Waterbury. This site close to their facility in Northfield.
"We pretty much run out of space in Northfield," Rick Cabot, CEO of Darn Tough, said. "Northfield's only 10 miles away from here so it's an easy expansion for us so people can go back and forth easily."
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