Superior Uniform Group History


1920 — Superior Surgical Manufacturing Co., Inc. is founded in Northport, Long Island


1922 — Company is incorporated


1926 — Superior Surgical's first brand, Fashion Seal Uniforms, is created and our first catalog is released


1943 — Sales reach $1,000,000


1952 — Move to new 25,000 square foot headquarters in Huntington, New York


1957 — Our first acquisitions take place: Nite-All Corp. in Huntington, New York and Croyden Manufacturing Co. in New York City


1959 — Double size of Huntington facility


1962 — Acquire Worklon, manufacturer of industrial uniforms, in New York City and the Worklon garment manufacturing plant in Eudora, Arkansas


1963 — Double size of Eudora, Arkansas plant


1965 — Institute our first IBM mainframe system


1967 — Move to expanded midtown New York City Sales and Purchasing offices


1968 — Superior Surgical Manufacturing Co., Inc. goes public on the American Stock Exchange


1968 — Acquire Universal Cottons, manufacturers of laundry bags, in New York and Georgia


1970 — Acquire Martin's Uniforms in Tampa, Florida


1976 — Acquire Shane Uniforms in Evansville, Indiana and enter the Employee Identification (non-healthcare) uniform market


1978 — Announce the move of our corporate headquarters to Seminole, Florida; move is complete by 1979


1981 — Purchase Martin’s manufacturing and distribution location in Tampa, Florida and begin major expansion


1995 — First of its kind modern Robotic Warehouse Distribution system installed in company's largest distribution center


1997 — Acquire Sope Creek in Atlanta, Georgia


1998 — Name of our company is officially changed to Superior Uniform Group, Inc. to better reflect the greatly expanded landscape of our Customer base


1998 — Acquire the Empire Company in Portland, Oregon


2000 — Go live with SAP R/3 Enterprise Resource Planning System


2001 — Begin offering custom e-commerce Web ordering sites to our Customers


2003 — Custom e-commerce Web sites become interactive


2004 — Acquire UniVogue in Dallas, Texas


2004 — New logo and rebranding campaign is launched


2004 — Warehouse firmware upgrades and new equipment installation is completed


2005 — Warehouse Management System integration software upgrade is completed


2008 — Sell Sope Creek in Atlanta, Georgia


2008 — Transfer from American Stock Exchange to NASDAQ


2008 — Create Office Gurus, call center division


2011 — Launch everyBODY media as a mobile, digital apparel division


2012 — Winning streak of Image of the Year Award recognition from NAUMD continues (Healthcare and Retail categories)


2013 — Gerald Benstock retires from Board; named Chairman Emeritus


2013 — Acquire HPI Direct in Atlanta, GA.