September 08, 2015 22:17 ET

Red Kap Welcomes Troy Ladd of Hollywood Hot Rods to The Craftsmen Series

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - Red Kap, the world's largest manufacturer of automotive workwear, has selected L.A. Roadsters 2012 Builder of the Year Troy Ladd as the third custom car icon to be added to the growing stable of Red Kap Craftsmen. Ladd owns Hollywood Hot Rods in Burbank, CA. He has been designing, building and restoring incredible custom hot rods out of that high-profile shop for more than a decade.

Ladd is known for his work on the TV shows Rides (2003), Ultimate Car Build Off (2010) and American Icon: The Hot Rod (2010). He's been honored by enthusiast magazines like Hot Rod Magazine, Street Rodder Magazine and Rod & Custom. Other major wins include Grand National Roadster Show 2010 Builder of the Year and the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association/SEMA 2007 Trendsetter Award. The Newport Bach native's trademark touch combines a strong reverence for past icons with an eye toward the future.

"The Builder" - Troy Ladd - Red Kap's The Craftsmen Series

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The Craftsmen is a video series profiling custom builders who embody Red Kap's core values of heritage, craftsmanship and passion. "The Builder" is the first of two videos profiling Ladd. Viewers will hear Ladd's unique stories while seeing the high-performance works of art that earned him a place among this elite group.

"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 is committed to developing purpose-built workwear for the automotive world, and to supporting and inspiring craftsmen at all levels throughout the industry. The company will continue to add more Craftsmen to this program in the months ahead.

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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.

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