ImageFIRST Acquires United Linen & Uniform Services, Expands Footprint into Oklahoma and Arkansas
National Linen Provider, ImageFIRST, Expands Nationwide Coverage with Latest Acquisition, Adding First Locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – May 16, 2022– ImageFIRST, the largest national provider of linen and laundry services specializing in the healthcare industry, announced today that it acquired Bartlesville, Okla.-based United Linen & Uniform Services. This acquisition marks ImageFIRST’s first locations in both Oklahoma and Arkansas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
United Linen & Uniform Services, based in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and founded in 1936, provides commercial rental and laundry services for food & beverage, hospitality, and healthcare businesses throughout Oklahoma – serving the major markets of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and surrounding areas – as well as the rapidly growing markets of Bentonville, Rogers, and Springdale, Arkansas. Additional service areas include Kansas and Southern Missouri.
United Linen will continue to be led by local leadership. Existing employees will be retained as part of the transaction. The transaction includes all United Linen locations – one plant facility, one service center, and two depots.
“We were eager to partner with an organization that not only had a world-class reputation, but also most importantly shared our same core values,” Mat Saddoris, President and CEO of United Linen. “We feel confident that ImageFIRST is an ideal fit for us, and we are excited for our future.”
Existing United Linen customers will now be serviced by ImageFIRST as they continue to grow their healthcare and hospitality customer base — expanding their linen and laundry capabilities and creating more job opportunities in Oklahoma and Arkansas.
“I am excited to welcome the United Linen & Uniform Service team to ImageFIRST,” says ImageFIRST President and CEO, Jim Cashman. “We recognize and respect the years of hard work that went into establishing and growing the United Linen business, and we look forward to continuing to build on that foundation together, while expanding our capabilities throughout Oklahoma and surrounding regions.”
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.
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, hospitality, and food and beverage businesses nationwide providing linen and safety and hygiene programs while managing their clients’ linen inventory for cost management. With a customer retention rate of over 97%, ImageFIRST is dedicated to improving staff and client 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 UNITED LINEN & UNIFORM SERVICES
Headquartered in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United Linen founded in 1936 provides commercial rental and laundry services for food & beverage, hospitality, and healthcare industries throughout the region.
ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists