February '20

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2 0 2 0 F E B R U A R Y P R I N T W E A R 9 S&S Activewear Acquires Technosport Canada BOLINGBROOK, Ill.—S&S Activewear announces the acquisition of Technosport Canada, a distributor of promotional and corporate activewear clothing. The procurement of the 100% Canadian-owned company is S&S Activewear's third acquisition since 2010. After collaborating and sharing ideas for more than a decade, the S&S and Technosport teams say the acquisition was "seamless" and "organic." "We identified Technosport as an opportunity to expand across the border," says Frank Myers, S&S's chief operating and financial officer. "We're excited to inherit such a talented team and look forward to building on the success they've already achieved." S&S says through its support, Technosport will be able to provide a more extensive product offering to Canadian customers. "We've been friends with the S&S team for a very long time, and chose them for this partnership, because like us, they are a family-owned business with the same company values," says Luc Beauchamp, president of Technosport. "Our employees and our customers have always been our number one priority. The Technosport leadership team will continue to operate in the business alongside S&S, and we'll be able to offer even more retail- inspired products to our loyal customers." S&S says it admires Technosport's family-driven, retail-brand approach to the wholesale ap- parel industry and doesn't plan to change it. S&S will support Technosport's existing model with its brand offering and streamlined operations. Myers adds, "We see a lot of ourselves in Technosport's history, growth, and dedication to its people. We share many of the same core values and plan to carry the Technosport spirit into the new partnership." Penn Emblem California Facility Earns Safety Award TREVOSE, Penn.—Penn Emblem's Cali- fornia facility earns recognition for its com- mitment to safe work practices from 2018– 2019. The Mira Loma location received the company's 2018 Safety Award for its efforts. Awarded by company president Randi Blu- menthal, Penn Emblem says the Mira Loma plant received the award because it succeeds at "upholding rules and standards, staying alert and proactive, and always keeping the welfare of the employees at the forefront." The company adds that all branches of Penn Emblem benefit from the provisions the Mira Loma facility has taken to uphold safety standards. The California location has earned other safety awards in prior years for its commitment to high workplace standards. Additionally, the facility achieved Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Gold certification in 2017 for production standards and safety practices. PW THE NEXT GENERATION DESIGN EXPERIENCE CS-3916 Printwear FreeStyle Ad.indd 1 12/5/19 9:45 AM

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