The clients are primarily food service establishments.
New York. He selects the company's name so it would get the first listing in the phone book. Deliveries
are made via horse and wagon with horses being leased from Oakley Stables in Manhattan.
OVER THE BUSINESS
to Kosciuszko Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Linen Services and Citizens Linen) establishes a joint laundry venture to process linen for several local
providers. This new venture is called Cromwell Laundry, though A&P remains its own entity.
TO THE BRONX
Potack family member in the business.
of Star Napkin, Eveready, and Blue Cross Towel.
as sole owner and president. The company now processes linen and uniforms for hospitality clients as
well as long-term care facilities and community hospitals.
REMAINING CROMWELL PARTNER
for an extended period.
Monroe services acute care facilities as well as West Point Military Academy.
Middletown is rebranded as Shared Textile Services.
SOLE OWNER OF THE BUSINESS
facilities and rebrands it as Shared Textile Services.
FOR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES
and it operates as an outpatient medical and hospitality laundry processing facility. Our Bronx facility
is converted into a healthcare processing facility, taking the name Unitex Textile Rental Services.
PRACTICE FACILITY IN MT. VERNON, NY
specializes in resident clothing services and stonewashing. Within two years, Unitex owns
100% of the resident clothing processing facility.
LONG-TERM CARE MARKET
specialty products. The facility is purchased from a bankrupt nursing home company.
FACILITY IN WATERBURY, CT
facility in Mt. Vernon, NY. At the same time, the business continues to shift its focus from
hospitality to healthcare accounts.
with a continuous batch washer/tunnel washing machine that is 75 feet in length.
PROCESSING FACILITY IN HARTFORD, CT
Operation Manager. We also open another processing facility (for medical apparel, uniforms, and related products)
in Hartford, CT.
facilities in the country, able to produce 45 million pounds of laundry a year. The project was initiated
on September 10th, 2001.
output is in excess of 1,275,000 pounds per week...working a 10-hour shift 7 days a week.
IN NEWBURGH, NY OPENS
It is the greenest facility in North America, using the least amount of water, chemicals, and energy
per pound while recycling every consumable resource. In addition, the 3rd member of of the 4th
generation, Jon Potack, is a Gastroenterologist at the JAMES J. PETERS VA MEDICAL CENTER.
Prior to this, he was with WestMed Medical group and an Assistant Professor of Medicine / Gastroenterology
at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
AND JON POTACK BECOMES A GASTROENTEROLOGIST
to both acute care and outpatient medical facilities. Unitex installs a fully automated
garment sortation system, a first for any Unitex plant.
IN NEW BRUNSWICK
accounts, based in the NY and NJ area.
HEALTHCARE UNIFORM AND TEXTILE RENTAL BUSINESS DIVISION
process 55 million pounds of healthcare linen annually, primarily serving hospitals and nursing homes
in NJ and NY. To date, it is the most advanced healthcare laundry plant in the country, able to wash
over 16,000 pounds of laundry an hour, utilizing the most energy-efficient technology available.
OPENS IN LINDEN, NJ
the East Coast. Unitex takes over Oceanside's business in Long Island and NYC including
6 hospitals, 14 nursing homes, and approximately 50 outpatient healthcare accounts.
INSTITUTIONAL INDUSTRIES, LLC.
laundry company. The highly regarded, 8-year-old company serves clients across Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and Delaware. With this acquisition, Unitex integrates over 450 primarily outpatient customers
that Medi-Clean has served.
HEALTHCARE LAUNDRY SERVICE, LLC.
going to service hospitals and nursing homes in the northeast. Once production is fully underway, the
entire 188,000 square-foot facility will produce over 89 million pounds of clean linen and uniforms
annually and employ over 350 local people. It will specialize in healthcare uniforms and other specialty
linen as well as environmental products.
the healthcare industry in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine and now Unitex will take over
their hospitals and extended care business in those areas.
UNITED LINEN SERVICE
This facility specializes in healthcare uniforms and other specialty linen as well as environmental
products. Our service footprint now extends further north into Maine, New Hampshire, and further west to
better service Massachusetts and parts of Vermont.
IN LAWRENCE, MA
Now, 100 years later, all 13 of our facilities celebrated by hosting BBQ lunches for all of our
team members, with special commemorative giveaway items and raffle prizes.
This was a day we will remember for many years!
ITS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY