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Red Kap Signs Heath Pinter to New "The Craftsmen" Series

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Red Kap, the world's largest manufacturer of automotive workwear, launches The Craftsmen, a video series profiling custom builders who embody the brand's core values of heritage, craftsmanship and passion. Short, high-energy videos will each showcase a different builder. Viewers will hear their unique stories, plus see the high-performance works of art that earn these Craftsmen a place among this elite group. Vehicles showcased will include cars, trucks and motorcycles.

California native Heath Pinter will appear first in the series. Pinter is a professional BMX rider, X Games champion and classic car builder. He also built Red Kap's featured vehicle at the 2014 SEMA Show, a 1950 3-window Chevy truck.

Pinter's distinctive build style and relentless passion for improving his craft has made him a natural fit to be featured in the series. Though he started out building vehicles for his personal use, his creations attracted enough industry attention to turn the hobby into a much more serious effort.

His latest project is a 1928 Roadster. The finished build will be publicly unveiled in October when it's entered into The Race of Gentlemen, a one-of-a-kind event held on the beaches of the Jersey Shore. Previous builds include a 1965 Lincoln Continental, 1954 Shoebox Ford, 1955 Buick Special, 1931 Ford Model A and 1950 Chevy Truck.

"Red Kap's Craftsman series was developed to celebrate individuals that have a passion for building and follow those dreams to build, whether they are an expert or novice craftsman. They are not always professionals -- many are weekend builders or hobbyists -- but all have an unrelenting aspiration in a job done right, and we want to honor these individuals."

- Chris Holcombe, Vice President and General Manager of Distributor Brands, Red Kap

Red Kap will continue to add more Craftsmen to this program in the months ahead. Each will be chosen based on authentic character, style and commitment to the automotive industry.

Red Kap is committed to developing purpose-built workwear for the automotive industry and to supporting and inspiring craftsmen at all levels throughout the industry.

Visit www.redkapautomotive.com/Distributors for a complete list of Red Kap Distributors.

For more information on Red Kap, visit:

Website: redkapauto.com Facebook: redkap1923 Instagram: @RedKap Twitter: @Red_Kap YouTube: RedKap1923

ABOUT RED KAP
Red Kap manufactures comfortable, durable apparel for more than 16 million hardworking professionals and offers unmatched service to approximately 8,000 distributors. For over 90 years, the company has provided everything from work shirts and pants to jackets and coveralls for a variety of industries like manufacturing, transportation and construction while specializing in performance workwear for the automotive industry. Red Kap is a division of VF Imagewear, Inc., which is part of VF Corporation, the world's largest apparel manufacturer.

Visit http://www.redkapauto.com for more information.

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