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ImageFIRST Acquires Textile Care Services of Utah, Expands Footprint to Utah

ImageFIRST Continues to Expand Its Nationwide Coverage with Latest Acquisition in Utah, First Location in the State

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – January 6, 2022 – ImageFIRST, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing provider of linen and laundry services for the healthcare industry, announced today the acquisition of Textile Care Services (TCS) of Utah, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s first facility in the state of Utah. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Textile Care Services, founded in 1988, is one of the largest providers of healthcare linen and laundry services in Utah. TCS is currently owned by Rick Taft, who will remain with the business as the General Manager. Existing TCS customers will be serviced by ImageFIRST as they continue to grow its customer base — creating more expansive linen service capabilities and job opportunities in the area. Existing leadership and employees will be retained as part of the transaction.

“As we continue to aggressively seek opportunities across the U.S., we viewed TCS as a leading regional provider and a business that strongly aligns with our service culture,” says Jim Cashman, President and CEO of ImageFIRST. “The TCS deal gives ImageFIRST a strong foothold in Utah and greater strengthens our national leadership position.”

This latest acquisition in Utah marks a major advancement in ImageFIRST’s geographic expansion — providing the linen and laundry specialists with opportunities to service Utah-based healthcare facilities. This strengthened national coverage also supports ImageFIRST’s National Account division as it seeks to expand its offerings to more multiregional 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 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


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Halle Forbes
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