Home page

UniMac, Speed Queen Commercial Brands Now Factory Direct in Texas

RIPON, Wis. — Alliance Laundry Systems, a manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment, reports that it will serve customers for its UniMac and Speed Queen commercial brands direct in the state of Texas.

The announcement comes as Alliance marks its second acquisition in Texas, following the recent purchase of Commercial Equipment Company’s (CEC) distribution business from the Smith family in Dallas.  

Alliance says CEC will continue as a vibrant company focused on building its laundry services division to serve the needs of the region’s fast-growing multi-housing industry. 

“We are proud to strengthen our partnership with Alliance and look forward to serving our customers as only a family run business can,” says Taylor Smith, CEC’s second-generation CEO.

“Alliance is a billion-dollar global company with manufacturing sites around the world, but there are few places more exciting than the Dallas/North Texas market,” says Mike Schoeb, CEO of Alliance Laundry Systems. “We are thrilled to build on the rich legacy of the Smith family, who served customers in the laundromat and on-premises laundry space with distinction for more than 50 years.”

Texas customers will benefit from the factory-direct linkage, which will translate into improved access to a wide variety of Alliance resources, greater on-hand equipment and parts inventory, and highly professional sales, service and install staff. 

“With the backing of the largest commercial laundry equipment manufacturer in the world, we aim to provide unparalleled service in the greater Dallas area,” says Craig Dakauskas, who is heading up Speed Queen and UniMac distribution efforts in Texas for Alliance. “Our experienced and skilled team is excited to build strong relationships with customers throughout Texas.”

RELATED STORIES:

Alliance Laundry Systems to Acquire Texas-based Commercial Equipment Co., June 19, 2019

Alliance Laundry Systems to Acquire Distributor CLEC, Feb. 13, 2019

RIPON, Wis. — Announcement marks Alliance Laundry Systems’ second distributor acquisition in state

Laundry Technology Saves Lives

RIPON, Wis. — Properly cleaned firefighter PPE removes toxic carcinogens, saves lives

Aramark Expands Relationship with Dickies®

PHILADELPHIA — Company to provide rental uniform customers with ‘more comprehensive assortment’ from performance workwear brand

Addressing Employee, Customer, Vendor Business Concerns

CHICAGO — Honest, open communication key, experts say

Lighthouse Inn Upgrades After 45 Years of Washer-Extractor Use

TWO RIVERS, Wis. —Lake Michigan hotel takes advantage of Milnor trade-in program

Wash Chemistry Basics (Conclusion)

CHICAGO — Common mistakes made with chemistry in wash formulas

UniFirst Honored for Upholding Workplace Diversity

WILMINGTON, Mass. — Company recognized by 2020 Women on Boards, TRSA

Wash Chemistry Basics (Part 1)

CHICAGO — Essential wash formula elements, chemicals

Aramark Names Zilmer CEO

PHILADELPHIA — Sadove remains chairman, Hilal appointed vice chairman, independent directors appointed to board

Emerald Textiles Acquires Assets of Staheli Laundry Services

LOS ANGELES — Company says acquisition strengthens its position as West Coast healthcare linen service provider

Latest Podcast

The industry is facing a gap when it comes to trained, skilled workers. Guest Doug Waldman, president of Superior Linen Service, examines how an operation can find essential employees, like maintenance staff and supervisors.

Want more? Visit the archive »

Latest Classifieds

Post your classified »

Latest from the Research Center

Digital Edition

Industry Chatter