IL: Rocky Brands Expands Production with Rock Island Boot Factory
14 May, 2021
Rocky Brands, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of premium quality footwear, has expanded its offering of made in America product with the 45,000 square-foot Rock Island factory that produces Servus® footwear it acquired as part of the purchase of Honeywell’s lifestyle and performance footwear business in March 2021. Located in northwest Illinois, the Rock Island facility manufactures approximately 1.6 million pairs of Servus boots per year.
The Rock Island factory is compliant with CSA and ASTM footwear manufacturing standards and uses PVC injection molding to make a wide variety of Servus footwear. In 2020, independent lab testing validated a collection of Servus boots for viral penetration resistance.
“A focused attention to quality and detail, while supporting our country’s workers, has always been at the heart of our brands,” said Paul Matonich, senior principal project engineer/advanced R&D, Rocky Brands, Inc. “We are proud to say that the Rock Island facility has been manufacturing Servus footwear for decades, and we feel lucky to be joining the larger Rocky Brands family. The scope of protective product the factory manufactures is exceptional, especially in times like today when peace of mind and keeping everyone safe is more important than ever.”
Servus’s Viral Penetration Resistant Boots have passed the Standard Test Method for Resistance of Materials Used in Protective Clothing to Penetration by Blood-Borne Pathogens using Phi-X174 Bacteriophage Penetration as a Test System ASTM F1671 / F1671M - 13.
The Servus boots made at the Rock Island facility are bleach resistant and can be sanitized easily. A quality line of PVC footwear, the Servus product line is intended for general to occupational use on the farm to the construction site, but is also perfect for decontamination stations, janitorial, industrial, cleaning, lab, medical, healthcare and other high-risk wearing occasions. Servus boots offers protection from liquid and chemical hazards ranging from organic, common in petrochemical and food processing industries, to acids and oils in heavy manufacturing industries.
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