Footwear manufacturer Rocky Brands Inc. has expanded its offering of Made in America product with a 45,000-square-foot Rock Island, Ill., factory that produces footwear for Servus, the brand it acquired as part of the purchase of Honeywell’s lifestyle and performance footwear business in March.
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 (American Society for Testing and Materials) footwear manufacturing standards and uses PVC injection molding to make a wide variety of Servus footwear.
The CSA registered mark shows that a product has been independently tested and certified to meet recognized standards for safety or performance. 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,” Paul Matonich, senior principal project engineer/advanced R&D at Rocky Brands, said. “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.”
The Servus boots made at the Rock Island facility are bleach resistant and can be sanitized easily. The Servus product line is intended for general to occupational use from the farm to the construction site, but is also 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 compounds, common in petrochemical and food processing industries, to acids and oils in heavy manufacturing industries.
Rocky Brands is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium quality footwear and apparel marketed under a portfolio of brands that include Rocky, Georgia Boot, Durango, Lehigh, The Original Muck Boot Company, XTRATUF, Servus, NEOS and Ranger.
Servus offers an extensive line of footwear for general outdoors, landscaping, gardening, hunting, farming, occupational and general industrial.