Leonard Laundry

Mission Linen Supply’s New Bay Area Facility


NEWARK, Calif.  — Mission Linen Supply, a leading provider of linens, uniforms, supplies and related services, has built and opened a new, 100,000-square-foot, LEED-certified facility in Newark, California. Equipped to process more than 70 million pounds of laundry each year, this new facility will enable Mission to provide efficient linen services to customers throughout San Francisco and the surrounding areas.

The state-of-the-art Newark facility leverages the latest advances in equipment technology and automation, and it is designed to protect the environment. The facility uses less than 0.85 gallons of water per pound of laundry, making it three times more efficient than the industry standard. It also features solar panels, uses energy-efficient light sources and recycles wastewater. Additionally, more than 25 percent of the plant’s delivery vehicles use alternative fuels.

Keeping the laundry humming are 80 production employees working one shift.  Goods are processed by two Milnor 12-module CBW’s, four Milnor 100lb washers, four Brim 250lb washers and a Brim 450lb washer.  Drying the goods are 15 Milnor 300lb dryers, a 450lb Brim dryer and four Milnor 100lb dryers.  

Additional equipment includes four American Hypro ironers, four Chicago Dryer King Edge Feeders, three Chicago Dryer sheet folders, three Chicago Dryer XL towel folders, a Voss Master Eclipse combination folder, A CLM towel folder and CLM mat roller.  There are three Challenge Stack-N-Store machines a Leonard Automatic cart washer and a Kannegiesser ETECH overhead conveyor system.

“We’re thrilled about the opportunities this new facility creates,” said John Ross, Mission’s president and CEO. “Not only will it allow us to bring our industry-leading expertise, commitment to sustainability and wide selection of products to new customers in the Bay Area, but it will also help us provide even better service for many of our existing local accounts.”

The Newark facility is Mission’s 44th location, and the company’s other facilities span California, Arizona, Texas, Oregon and New Mexico. Across all its locations, including the new Newark facility, Mission offers rental services, products for direct purchase and e-commerce solutions and collaborates with its customers to monitor inventory, evaluate product usage and determine the most cost-effective supply programs. Along with providing textiles and industrial laundry services, Mission is also a single-source provider for a variety of other essentials, including cleaning products, floor mats, restroom supplies and beyond.

Mission will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Newark facility on Feb. 27, 2018.