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ING Source Company Description:

DSC_4139ING Source Inc., originally founded in 2008 by Dave Higgins, has now grown into a “Three-Generation” company with ownership and leadership based upon a belief in family. Dave’s son, Josh, is President and Josh’s son is the Materials Manager, while Dave’s wife and other two son’s are owners and directors.

After years of manufacturing leadership and consulting in the medical device and sports industries, Dave began to build a series of patented and proprietary products applying his specialized technology known as Compression Zone Technology®. After creating global success with his early inventions, ING Source added K-Zone® Technology, a Kinesiology textile system that mimics taping without the discomfort and continuous re-applications. Dave said, “With my good fortune of being associated with some of the world’s best sports and medical manufacturers, I have learned the value of continuous improvement and product development. We certainly subscribe to the Grow or Die business philosophy”. If you review our history and our product offerings, you will see this philosophy play itself out.

In 2018, ING invented the concept “Socks with Purpose®” which combines our successful bracing technology and comfort into socks that treat painful conditions related to overuse injuries and more. The idea of having socks that help people overcome normal life conditions, such as Plantar Fasciitis, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, circulation, diabetes, and excess heat continues to keep the company and its brands at the upper tier of customer satisfaction, both with retail partners and consumers.

For these creations, ING and Dave Higgins hold numerous global patents, trademarks and proprietary designs.

In addition to offering new improvements and new ideas for making life better, our company, our employees and all partners share a full commitment to excellence.  We strive for this commitment for excellence in our quality, our service and our business process. We recognize that customers are the source of our opportunity, partners are critical to our success and employees represent the integrity and image of our business, worldwide. We expect to be accountable for this commitment, and therefore, all ING Source facilities and products are FDA registered, CE Marked, UK Marked or within regulations required in over 20 countries!

ING Source markets its brands under the names OS1st® Base Layer Bracing®, OrthoSleeve® and The Foot Gym®.

ING Source, Inc. is headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina, with offices and warehouses in the UK and in Democratic Taiwan. Our distributor partners continue to grow in numbers, now including sports and medical companies in the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Poland, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Philippines, China, Taiwan, South Africa, The UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, among others.

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