TSC Apparel Acquires All Star Activewear
August 25, 2011
Continuing its expansion in the Houston
area, Ohio-based TSC Apparel (asi/90518), a
subsidiary of Counselor Top 40 supplier ProFill
Holdings, has acquired wholesaler All Star Activewear.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. To accommodate increased orders
in the region, TSC has also expanded its Houston
distribution center by more than 50%, the company announced this week. "Houston
is a big focus area for growth for us," said Marianne Allen, marketing
director of TSC Apparel, in an interview
yesterday with Counselor. "All Star already has a
customer base and familiarity with the area."
Per the agreement, Bob Ashy, co-founder of All Star Activewear, will join TSC
as an account executive, based in Houston.
Founded in 2007, All Star Activewear is a provider of
items like T-shirts, golf shirts, towels and bags. "All Star
is a natural fit for the TSC Apparel
family," said Blair Pike, TSC's sales manager. "The addition to our Texas
sales team and larger facilities from which we can service our accounts will
help us carry the momentum we have established in Houston
into 2012 and beyond."
TSC Apparel opened a
distribution center in Houston
early last year, offering next-day ground shipping across much of Texas,
Louisiana and Oklahoma.
Besides Houston, the company also
operates from locations in Ohio, Georgia
According to Allen, sales at TSC
Apparel are again trending upward this year and, with a growing customer base,
further site expansion is possible in 2012. ProFill
Holdings, ranked by Counselor as the 17th largest supplier in the ad specialty
industry, includes entities TSC Apparel and
Cincinnati Line/WearMagic (asi/45180). The company reported
2010 revenues of $76.5 million and has a five-year growth rate of 27.1%.