PPAI 100 is an exclusive, research-backed ranking of the 100 leading distributors and the 100 leading suppliers in the promotional products industry. Companies are scored based on a variety of metrics.

Bolingbrook, Illinois-based S&S Activewear (PPAI 256121, Platinum) rounds out the 2024 leading five, boasting impressive revenue and a continued hot growth streak. Since its founding in 1988, S&S has gone from a T-shirt and fleece provider with a single facility to an industry titan with $2.2 billion in sales and locations across the country. Behind its growth: a thoughtful approach to planning, investments and acquisitions, which has expanded S&S’s footprint to more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space and over 2,000 employees.

A recognized leader in sustainable initiatives, the company lost its High Mark in the Responsibility category after under-participation in the 2024 PPAI 100 survey process. Nevertheless, S&S remains committed to reducing its environmental impact. Solar paneling across six of its facilities has generated more than 7.3 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy, equal to about 12 million miles not driven. It also utilizes high-efficient lighting in all its locations, and its Lockport, Illinois distribution center is LEED certified.

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2023 Revenue: $2.2 billion
Three-Year Trend: +51.7%
2023 PPAI 100 Ranking: 2
High Marks: 2023 Revenue, Growth

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