Emerald Textiles, New Commercial Laundry, to Open in Southern California

Bruce Beggs |

SAN DIEGO — Emerald Textiles, a commercial laundry service offering textile rentals and textile management solutions for Southern California healthcare providers and hotels, will be launching operations here this fall.
Housed in a 111,000-square-foot industrial laundry facility, Emerald Textiles’ new $20 million plant exceeds Title 22 compliance standards, which helps hospitals attain accreditation from The Joint Commission, according to Tom Gildred, founder and CEO of Emerald Textiles.
Outfitted with technologically advanced and water-efficient equipment, the laundry will, at full capacity, save an estimated 30 to 40 million gallons of water annually when compared to traditional processes in San Diego, according to Gildred.
“The healthcare and hospitality communities in Southern California have called for higher cleanliness standards, better service and a quality alternative to the existing options in linen management,” he says.
“Right out of the gate, Emerald Textiles has shown its commitment to being a good corporate citizen through investing in water-saving technology at its new facility,” says San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
With the opening this fall, Emerald Textiles will hire approximately 150 employees in a range of positions. The company plans to hire an additional 100 workers in its first year of operation.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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