National healthcare linen provider, ImageFIRST, expands laundry processing capacities in the Twins Cities with latest acquisition, adds second location in Minnesota
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 30, 2022 – ImageFIRST, the largest national provider of linen and laundry services specializing in the healthcare industry, announced today that it acquired Minnesota-based Edina Laundry Company. This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s second location in Minnesota. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Edina Laundry Co., founded in 1952, provides commercial rental and laundry services for hospitality and healthcare businesses throughout Minnesota – including the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Edina Laundry Co., located in St. Louis Park, will continue to be led by local leadership. Existing employees have been retained as part of the transaction.
“We are excited to partner with a national organization that shares similar values to us,” said Lee Stotts, President of Edina Laundry Co. “It was essential that Edina Laundry remain focused on customer service, and we are confident that ImageFIRST will continue to meet and exceed our customers’ needs.”
Existing Edina Laundry customers will now be serviced by ImageFIRST as they continue to grow their customer base — expanding their linen and laundry capabilities and creating more job opportunities in Minnesota.
“We look forward to building on the success that Edina Laundry and its team have achieved over their 70-year history,” said ImageFIRST President and CEO Jim Cashman. “The addition of Edina to our central region will enable us to streamline operations while continuing to provide clients with world-class service."
This acquisition marks the national laundry provider’s second location in Minnesota, following the recent acquisition of Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Elite Healthcare Linen. With more than ten acquisitions within the past year, ImageFIRST has achieved significant growth, 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 EDINA LAUNDRY CO.
Edina Laundry Co., founded in 1952, provides commercial rental and laundry services for hospitality and healthcare businesses throughout Minnesota – including the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.
Halle Forbes, ImageFIRST