Elmsford NY, February 2, 2022 — On July 25th, 2022, Unitex, the nation’s largest family-owned and operated healthcare linen and uniform rental services company, will be celebrating their 100-year anniversary.
Since its founding in 1922 Unitex has evolved to become the preeminent healthcare laundry service provider in the nation, serving over 7,000 customers of varying size and specialty throughout the northeast. To commemorate this major milestone Unitex will be holding a company-wide “Founders Day” event across all of their 13 facilities and including all of their over 1,900 team members.
A Family-Owned Business
Unitex has always been run by family members—from the current generations’ great grandfather Max Potack to his son Bernard then his son Michael and now to current president David Potack and his brother, CEO Robert. There has always been a Potack at the helm, guiding the company into our 2nd century in business.
David Potack, President, Unitex said: “A hundred years ago my great grandfather Max Potack took over the company he had been working at since 1915 from his two uncles. At that time, the company had a different name—A&S Coat and Apron Supply Inc.—and was located in Brooklyn, NY making deliveries by horse and wagon to primarily food service establishments. The company moved from Brooklyn to the Bronx in 1947, gradually transitioning to laundry services under the name Cromwell Laundry. It wasn’t until 1962 that the name “Unitex Textile Rental Services” was introduced with the increase in long-term care and community hospital customers. This was the beginning of our expansion into healthcare laundry services that has grown to 13 plants throughout the Northeast today.”
On July 25th, Unitex will recognize all of their all past and present employees and thank them all for their integral role every single day, in helping to contribute to the longevity and success of Unitex.
About Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services
Headquartered in Elmsford, NY, Unitex Healthcare Laundry Services currently operates eleven laundry processing facilities and one garment warehouse throughout the Northeast. With locations in Newburgh and Mount Vernon, NY, Hartford, South Windsor and Middlebury, CT, as well as New Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Linden, NJ and Lawrence, MA, Unitex is able to efficiently service all of the hospitals, long-term care facilities outpatient surgery centers, imaging centers, professional offices as well as specialized operating needs of their acute care facilities. For 100 years, Unitex has focused solely on their core business – providing and laundering comfortable, high-quality medical/patient care apparel
Visit us here: http://www.unitex.com.