Alliance Laundry Systems expands

Alliance Laundry Systems, a large commercial laundry equipment seller, recently acquired the distribution assets of California-based commercial laundry Taylor Houseman. 

“This acquisition further solidifies our capacity to provide exceptional services in the significant California market,” said Craig Dakauskas, senior vice president, Americas Commercial, Alliance Laundry Systems. 

Alliance reports that it also recently reorganized its North America sales team into three regions: Northeast, Central and West Coast, the latter of which will include Latin America.

JVK adds to LAVATEC lineup

Commercial laundry operator JVK has invested in additional LAVATEC equipment to expand capacity and speed up processing. The company, which serves five long-term care facilities in addition to other commercial clients, said it processed 36 million pounds of laundry last year and hopes to boost that by eight million more this year. 

“We have been servicing healthcare institutions almost since the first day,” said Vinny Samuel, president and co-owner. “Today it accounts for 50% of our business, and the other half is hospitality-driven.”

The company dates to 2004 and services customers in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Recent upgrades include six 330-pound capacity dryers that now are helping operations run more efficiently. 

TRSA launches new laundry website

TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services providers, has launched to connect healthcare institutions and other consumer-oriented businesses with commercial laundry providers. The website educates users about the benefits of commercial laundries, including practices that support environmental and supply chain sustainability.

A directory enables businesses to locate nearby providers, whereas videos explain how commercial laundry works and highlights the requirements of Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certifications. The certification programs demonstrate commercial laundries’ commitment to environmental sustainability and hygiene.