ImageFIRST Acquires Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen, Expands Footprint in New England
ImageFIRST Continues to Expand Its Nationwide Coverage with Latest Acquisition in Maine
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – January 4, 2022 – ImageFIRST, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing provider of linen and laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced today the acquisition of Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen, headquartered in Greater Portland, Maine with a service center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s first facility in the state of Maine. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen was originally established in 1944 and has become the premier provider of hospitality linen and uniform services in Northern New England. This acquisition does not include Pratt Abbott Retail’s dry-cleaning and home delivery. New and existing ImageFIRST customers and Pratt Abbott Uniform & Linen customers in this area will be served by these facilities, creating greater processing capacities and job opportunities in the region. Existing leadership and employees will be retained as part of the transaction.
“As we continue to explore opportunities nationally, we recognized the exceptional medical facilities in Maine were missing a linen provider of the same caliber,” says Jim Cashman, President and CEO of ImageFIRST. “By merging the expertise of our new partner with the industry-leading expertise from ImageFIRST, we will be able to bring a superior level of service to even more healthcare facilities in Northern New England.”
This latest acquisition in Maine serves as a key step in ImageFIRST’s geographic expansion — providing the linen specialists with greater opportunities to insource processing and enhance service capabilities nationally. This strengthened national coverage also supports ImageFIRST’s National Account division as it seeks to expand its offerings to more multiregional accounts.
Succeeding this Maine acquisition, ImageFIRST will have an extensive medical linen service footprint throughout New England with nine total locations in the region, while also enhancing their hospitality linen service capabilities.
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 95%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving 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 www.imagefirst.com
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