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ImageFIRST Acquires Puget Sound Laundry Services Facility

Latest acquisition 16th HLAC-accredited facility for healthcare laundry specialist

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, a provider of linen and laundry services for the healthcare industry, reports that it has acquired the linen processing facility and the private sector operations of Puget Sound Laundry Services, a division of Northwest Center Services.

The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This acquisition represents the eighth acquisition completed by ImageFIRST during 2021.

“As we continue exploring opportunities across the nation, we discovered the blue-ribbon medical facilities in the Pacific Northwest were missing a linen and laundry provider of the same caliber,” says Jim Cashman, President and CEO of ImageFIRST. “We look forward to bringing our world-class service to these medical practices.”

The facility is accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). ImageFIRST says there are only three HLAC-accredited laundry facilities in the Seattle region. The company also says it owns the most HLAC-accredited plants of any provider in the United States.

All laundry equipment will be purchased and managed by ImageFIRST with 100% of existing employees continuing employment.

As part of the transaction, Northwest Center, a Seattle-based nonprofit dedicated to enhancing employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities, will continue to service government laundry contracts through continued collaboration with ImageFIRST.

“We’re grateful that this sale will allow the commercial customers of Puget Sound Laundry Services to receive the highest quality laundry services from ImageFIRST while positioning Northwest Center to expand our mission of inclusion into more parts of the country,” says Northwest Center President and CEO Gene Boes. “With the supportive and visionary leadership of SourceAmerica, we hope that this sale serves as a catalyst for the growth of both our organizations.

“We commend ImageFIRST for serving both as a champion for the message of inclusion, and recognizing the strategic, workplace culture, and profit margin benefits that inclusion can bring to the corporate sector.”

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