S&S Activewear to Acquire TSC Apparel

November 5, 2021

S&S Activewear, Bolingbrook, Ill., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor TSC Apparel, Cincinnati.

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, S&S confirms its leading position in the blank apparel distribution market with this new acquisition, according to the company.

“We saw a great affinity between TSC and S&S,” says Jim Shannon, S&S CEO. “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 has grown from a regional T-shirt supplier into a leading national distributor of blank apparel and accessories, serving over 30,000 customers, according to the company.

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