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S&S Activewear Acquires TSC Apparel

Corporate • November 4, 2021

BOLINGBROOK, ILLINOIS (November 4, 2021) – S&S Activewear, an American imprintable apparel wholesaler, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor TSC Apparel, marking S&S’ fourth acquisition since 2010.

Over the past decade, S&S has made significant investments in North American capacity and technology. With approximately four million square feet of warehouse space and more than 2,000 employees, the company confirms its leading position in the blank apparel distribution market with this new acquisition.

“We saw a great affinity between TSC and S&S,” said S&S Chief Executive Officer Jim Shannon. “We both built our business through a positive company culture, retail-brand focus, and the development of relationships with employees, vendors, and customers.”

Founded in 1976, TSC Apparel has grown from a regional t-shirt supplier into a leading national distributor of blank apparel and accessories, serving more than 30,000 customers. Under the current management team, TSC has built a very loyal customer base with service and product reliability as its focus.

“We see this as an exciting next chapter for our company,” said TSC Chief Executive Officer Dave Klotter. “Through a similar customer-centric approach, S&S will be able to build on our success that will greatly benefit our industry.”

S&S products can reach 99% of the U.S. within two days and 44 states in just one day. Joining forces with TSC will allow them to bring a larger depth of inventory and an expanded product offering to the marketplace.

“We’re excited to inherit such a well-established company,” said Frank Myers, S&S’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer. “For years, we have thought it made a lot of sense to acquire TSC, not only for both our companies, but for our industry as a whole. We are bringing together two organizations dedicated to creating a first-class customer experience.”