WICHITA, Kan. — Linen King, an Oklahoma-based textile rental services company that provides commercial laundry services to the healthcare and hospitality industries, recently acquired Via Christi Hospital’s Laundry, an off-premise laundry facility here.
With approximately 20,000 square feet in space, the facility has the immediate capacity to process more than 15 million pounds of laundry each year. This is Linen King’s fifth dedicated healthcare facility in the south-central United States.
The new facility will allow the company to streamline operations and service its Wichita area customers, while freeing up capacity in the company’s Oklahoma facility.
Linen King will work to build up the base volume of the long-term contract with Via Christi Hospitals that was part of the purchase.
Linen King partnered with Clairvest Group, a Toronto-based private equity firm, to acquire the healthcare laundry.
“The purchase of the Via Christi facility represents a significant milestone for our company and is expected to generate immediate value,” says Linen King CEO Leonard McCullough. “The new facility increases our capacity and allows Linen King to expand its presence into new markets.”
The company operates five facilities across four states and annually processes more than 50 million pounds of laundry.