National healthcare linen provider, ImageFIRST, expands processing capabilities in the Nashville area with latest acquisition, adds first processing plant in Tennessee
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., September 7, 2022 – ImageFIRST®, the largest national provider of linen and laundry services specializing in the healthcare industry, announced today that it acquired Tennessee-based Allegiant Linen Services (“Allegiant”). This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s first processing plant in the state. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“There is a huge opportunity in front of us by partnering with ImageFIRST,” said Steve Syvertson, one of the owners of Allegiant Linen Services. “As two companies that prioritize customer service, this partnership demonstrates our commitment to serving the needs of our customers first and foremost.”
Allegiant Linen Services, founded in 2019, provides comprehensive linen rental and laundry services for hospitality and healthcare businesses throughout Central Tennessee. Allegiant will continue to be led by local leadership and existing associates have been retained as part of the transaction.
ImageFIRST is the largest linen and laundry services provider in the U.S. that specializes in the healthcare industry. With locations nationwide, the acquisition of this processing plant enables ImageFIRST to further optimize delivery processes and quality of service, while creating more job opportunities in the area. Existing Allegiant customers will now be serviced by ImageFIRST.
“We are looking forward to working with Steve Syvertson and team to expand our service area in Tennessee,” said ImageFIRST President and CEO, Jim Cashman. “This partnership is a crucial next step as it enables current and future customers to benefit from our industry-leading service.”
ImageFIRST has acquired over ten organizations across the U.S. within the past year, making them the largest national linen and laundry provider specializing in the healthcare industry. This strengthened national coverage also supports ImageFIRST’s expanding National Account division as it grows its service offerings to more multilocation accounts.
Founded in 1967, ImageFIRST® is the largest and fastest-growing national linen rental and laundry service specializing in the healthcare market. Acquired by private equity firm Calera Capital in 2018, ImageFIRST serves medical facilities nationwide providing linen, patient gowns, scrubs, and more while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 97%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving staff and patient satisfaction through their quality linen and remarkable service. As leaders in infection prevention, they currently own and operate the most HLAC-accredited facilities in the industry. For more information, visit imagefirst.com.
ABOUT ALLEGIANT LINEN SERVICES
Allegiant Linen Services, founded in 2019, provides comprehensive linen rental and laundry services for hospitality and healthcare businesses throughout Central Tennessee.
Halle Forbes, ImageFIRST