LOS ANGELES — Emerald Textiles has acquired of the assets of MediClean Linen and Laundry, a Los Angeles-based healthcare linen service provider, the company reports. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The acquisition expands the footprint of the healthcare linen provider, increasing the total number of locations on the West Coast to seven.
Additionally, Emerald Textiles has commenced construction on a new, “state-of-the-art” 60 million-pound facility in Livingston, Calif. The new Livingston facility will allow Emerald to serve its expanding customer base in Northern California along with its existing facility in Turlock.
Emerald says the new facility is scheduled to be complete by Q3 2019.
“We are excited to add the Los Angeles location to our network of facilities. The Los Angeles location provides Emerald Textiles with a strong foothold in Southern California, and further enhances Emerald’s existing network of linen processing facilities,” says Greg Anderson, CEO of Emerald Textiles.
“Additionally, we are excited about our greenfield expansion into a new state-of-the-art facility in Livingston. This will further enhance Emerald’s ability to serve its customers. Emerald is committed to providing the best value-proposition for customers and looks forward to continuing to provide the highest level of quality and service.”
Under the ownership of two private equity firms, Pacific Avenue and Highland Avenue Capital Partners,Emerald Textiles says it has grown through significant new customer wins, emphasis on building a world class team, a universal commitment to providing high levels of service to the customer, the acquisitions of two Southern California linen processing facilities, a de-novo build of a Northern California facility and material investments to upgrade existing facilities and equipment.
As part of the asset acquisition in Los Angeles, Emerald will immediately undertake a “re-tooling” of the facility to upgrade equipment. The capital plan includes more than $6 million of investment to ensure that the Los Angeles facility upholds the same level of quality and efficiency found across the entire Emerald network.
“This acquisition represents a continuation of our effort to build a world-class healthcare linen provider that can serve the needs of the entire state of California and West Coast markets,” says Chris Sznewajs, founder and managing Partner at Pacific Avenue. “We are excited about our expansion into the Los Angeles market and the already underway $6.0 million capital expansion.
“The de-novo facility will further enhance our position in Northern California and provides much needed capacity in that market. We are committed to investing in our people and facilities to ensure that we are best positioned to serve the needs of our customers in an environmentally responsible way.”