Our History at Unitex

Unitex: From humble beginnings to leading the way.

From the very first days, the focus of our family has been on our clients. That’s why, as our business evolved over the years, we always embraced change. Because to stay the same would mean falling behind. We never wanted to just keep up; we always wanted to lead the way. Innovation became one of our guiding principles…it’s a key reason why today Unitex has such a prestigious range of linen and apparel rental clients, large and small, across the northeast. This brief timeline gives a quick glimpse of how we got here.

Timeline:

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1915

Max Potack

1923

Max Potack takes over the business

1947

Moving from Brooklyn to the Bronx

1962

Bernard buys out the last remaining Cromwell partner.

1963

Bernard takes over the business

1966

Michael takes over operating responsibility

1972

A facility in Monroe, NY is purchased

1974

A Middletown, NY facility is purchased

1976

Michael Potack becomes sole owner of the business.

1980

Monroe now processes only for long-term care facilities.

1984

We open our first ambulatory/physician practice facility in Mt. Vernon, NY

1987

Unitex acquires Med-Apparel Services

1992

Unitex enters the Connecticut long-term care market

1995

David Potack joins the company

1996

A 7th Unitex facility opens

2001

Robert Potack joins the company

2003

Unitex constructs our largest and most automated healthcare laundry facility

2008

New 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Newburgh, NY opens.

2011

Our 10th facility opens in New Brunswick, NJ

2012

Our 11th facility opens in New Brunswick

2016

Our 12th facility opens in Linden, NJ

Medical Uniform and Linen Facility