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.