THE MOUNT AIRY NEWS | Nester Hosiery Lands Army Deal
“Uncle Sam Wants You,” states the classic military-recruitment poster — and he also wants quality socks for his troops, judging by a contract awarded to a Mount Airy company to provide those products to the U.S. Army.
Officials of the Farm to Feet division of Nester Hosiery on Carter Street announced earlier this week that it has received what they termed “a significant order” from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for the military.
This order is in support of the Army’s need for technically advanced socks for the warfighter, based on information from the company.
The Kodiak is named for the home of Naval Special Warfare Cold Weather Detachment Kodiak in Alaska. It is described as a heavyweight sock that provides durability along with maximum comfort and insulation.
Meanwhile, the Fayetteville style is adapted from Farm to Feet’s most technically advanced hiking sock, the Damascus. It is said to offer the comfort of a thicker sock in a lightweight package.