MINNEAPOLIS — Marking 125 years of dedication to product excellence and customer service, AmeriPride Services is implementing several 2014 initiatives to celebrate the company’s anniversary and recognize its customers, employees and communities served.
“We’re excited to celebrate this key milestone with our valued customers and employees throughout 2014,” says Bill Evans, president and CEO. “Together we will commemorate a legacy of service to our customers and the communities where we do business.”
AmeriPride will celebrate its milestone anniversary in a variety of ways. Highlights will include a 125th anniversary logo to signify and celebrate the company’s rich heritage of service; events at the company’s local branches; customer appreciation and employee recognition efforts; and community service and outreach activities. It has also developed a corporate history book, and will host an anniversary celebration for company leadership, business partners and family shareholders in June.
“We’re proud of our longevity in the industry and growth as a company, as well as the positive impact we’ve made on the businesses and communities we serve,” says Evans. “Through it all, our commitment to the customers, personalized service and innovation has sustained the company for more than 125 years. And there are not a lot of businesses that can say they’ve been around that long.”
George and Frank Steiner founded the company in 1889 in Lincoln, Neb., making deliveries using a green and white handcart. The cart was upgraded to a horse-drawn wagon and eventually the brothers moved to separate cities to expand the company. The business expanded into Canada in 1925 and consolidated its branches in 1948. AmeriPride now has more than 115 branches and service centers across the U.S. and Canada.