NELA Celebrates Century of Textile Supply and Service


NELA panelists
(From left) Ron Croatti, UniFirst Corp.; Arthur Spilios, Crown Linen Services; and Alan Schwartz, Superior Uniform Group, were featured panelists during the NELA business meeting. Pictured at far right is NELA President Leo Villari Jr., North Star Rental Systems. (Photo: NELA)

Staff Writer |

BOSTON — The NorthEast Laundry Association (NELA), which represents the textile supply and service companies in New England, hosted its 100th Annual Meeting & Fall Conference here Sept. 21-23.

Ronald Croatti, president/CEO, UniFirst Corp.; Alan Schwartz, president, Superior Uniform Group; and Arthur Spilios, CEO, Crown Linen Services, were the featured panelists during the business meeting. Their three family-owned companies share a strong commitment to quality and customer service, NELA says. The panelists provided insight into how the industry has changed, including the number of products offered, globalization, and technology.

The weekend's festivities culminated with a dinner dance in the Imperial Plaza Ballroom of the Park Plaza Hotel.


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