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Crown Health Care Laundry Services Announces Acquisition of Southern Textile Services

Crown Health Care Laundry Services, a leader in the healthcare laundry processing and linen management industry, proudly announces the acquisition of Southern Textile Services and its Alexandria, La. processing facility. This strategic acquisition strengthens Crown’s position as the Southeast’s premier healthcare linen service provider and enhances Crown’s operational footprint. Crown is retaining the current staff at the Alexandria Processing Facility to ensure continuity and maintain high service standards.

Crown now operates ten full-service plants and four distribution centers across six states. With the addition of the Alexandria facility, Crown is poised to meet the growing demand in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, ensuring prompt and reliable service to customers in these regions. This extensive network also allows Crown to implement robust contingency plans, guaranteeing consistent and reliable linen processing and delivery, even in emergency situations.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Alexandria team to the Crown family," said Don Haferkamp, President & CEO of Crown Health Care Laundry Services. "This acquisition not only enhances our service capabilities but also strengthens our infrastructure, allowing us to better serve our customers in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas. The cultural fit between Crown and STS is exceptional, as both companies uphold the highest industry standards and share a history as family businesses focused on top-notch customer service and quality linen rental. This alignment will lead to a seamless transition. We remain committed to providing quality patient care products, unparalleled service, and sound linen management solutions."

Crown’s team of over 1,700 skilled professionals processes approximately 225 million pounds of linen annually for more than 2,300 hospitals, outpatient clinics, and physician offices. Crown holds the unique distinction of having all its processing facilities four-fold accredited by the Textile Rental Services Association and the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council. This ensures that the linens provided are the safest possible products for patients and staff.

About Crown Health Care Laundry Services

Founded in 1955, Crown Health Care Laundry Services is an independent, full-service healthcare laundry processor and linen management company headquartered in Pensacola, FL. Crown is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality, unparalleled service, and expert linen management solutions to healthcare facilities across the Southeast.