KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — ImageFIRST®, a national provider of linen, laundry, and safety and hygiene services to the healthcare sector, with a hospitality division serving select markets, reports it has completed its acquisition of Nevada Linen Supply and Ames Linen.
Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Nevada Linen Supply was founded in 1986 and provides laundry and linen, uniforms, and various other rental textiles to healthcare, hospitality, food and beverage, and special event services customers.
The company serves the greater Las Vegas and surrounding areas, such as Pahrump and Boulder City.
“When I decided to sell, I was adamant in locating an organization that shares my company’s culture relating to customers and associates, and ImageFIRST more than achieved this goal,” says founder and former owner Steve Stith Sr.
“I have no doubt that this combination will strengthen the organization and add value to our associates and customers.”
This transaction enables ImageFIRST to expand its service area in Nevada, creating more job opportunities in the region, the company says.
Existing customers of Nevada Linen Supply will now be serviced by ImageFIRST, and existing associates will be retained.
“This process was a strategic acquisition and we’re enthusiastic about bringing this extraordinary company and their team into the ImageFIRST family,” says ImageFIRST President and CEO Jim Cashman.
“The way that we service our customers are very similar and this will guarantee a seamless integration into ImageFIRST.”
Ames Linen, founded in 1921, provides rental and laundry services for hospitality, food and beverage, and healthcare businesses throughout Upstate New York, serving several major markets such as Syracuse, Binghamton, Ithaca, and Utica—as well as the surrounding areas throughout the Finger Lakes region.
The company is based in Cortland.
“I could not think of a better fit for Ames Linen,” says Johanna Ames. “As we’ve been family-owned and operated for four generations, we wanted to continue with the same emphasis on community and relationships, making ImageFIRST an ideal choice.”
This transaction enables ImageFIRST to expand its service area in New York and Pennsylvania, creating more job opportunities in these regions.
Existing customers of Ames Linen will now be serviced by ImageFIRST, and existing associates will be retained as a part of ImageFIRST.
“We’re enthusiastic about bringing this extraordinary company and their team into the ImageFIRST family,” says Cashman.
“Our companies both share a dedication to our customers and our associates, which will inevitably lead to a successful integration into ImageFIRST.”
This expansion has led to ImageFIRST becoming the largest national linen and laundry provider specializing in the healthcare industry, according to the company.
Recent acquisitions include Island Fox Inc. dba Health Ware of WNY and United Linen & Uniform Services (Oklahoma).
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ImageFIRST Acquires Island Fox Inc. d/b/a Health Wear of WNY, Feb. 1, 2023
ImageFIRST Acquires United Linen & Uniform Services, May 26, 2022
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