S&S Activewear (PPAI 256121) has announced that it is opening a new 750,000 square foot distribution center in Lockport, Illinois. The facility is slated to open in third quarter 2019. The Bolingbrook-headquartered supplier has been expanding its footprint, having announced a Reno, Nevada, distribution center earlier this month.

The new facility is bigger, brighter and better equipped to handle the company’s increasing inventory. The new warehouse will include more space for a deeper inventory position and an expanded SKU offering, a larger break room, new material handling systems and a dedicated photo studio for marketing efforts. Located not far from the supplier’s Bolingbrook office, the new location will allow it to expand its operations and inventory, while retaining its current staff and bringing on new team members.

Built with people and the planet in mind, the new location will offer customers, employees and carriers easier access to freeways, reducing time spent in traffic. LED lights and solar power paneling on the roof will also help minimize the company’s carbon footprint. A radiant heating system and increased fan count will be installed to keep team members warm in the winter and cool throughout the summer months.

“Our priority at S&S is to fulfill the needs of our customers—needs that are expanding every day,” says President Jim Shannon. “The new Lockport facility is equipped with the space and technology needed to meet the company's growing customer demand.”

Over the past year, S&S has expanded its presence across the nation, with new and larger distribution center facilities in Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey and Texas.

“By meeting our customers where they are, we are able to create deeper relationships with them,” adds Shannon. “It’s these relationships that have been the foundation of our business since day one.”