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CLEC Completes Purchase of Texas Laundry

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co. (CLEC) completed its purchase of Texas Laundry Service Co. This is the third acquisition for the Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based laundry equipment distributor.

“Texas Laundry was a perfect fit for our company as we expand throughout the Gulf Coast,” said Craig Dakauskas, president of CLEC. “This acquisition is part of the CLEC Effect, where we seize opportunities to increase our coverage footprint and then use our combined talents and synergies to grow the business.”

Texas Laundry Service Co. distributes Speed Queen on-premises and coin laundry equipment throughout the south Texas market. The company has offices in Pasadena, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and La Feria.

Plans call for the CLEC organization to maintain two offices – CLEC East, in Gulf Breeze and CLEC West in the Houston area. Texas Laundry President, Linda Moore will stay on in the interim to assist with the transition. With the acquisition, the company grows to about 50 employees.

Late last year, CLEC purchased Greenwood, Miss.-based Delta Laundry Equipment, which distributes Speed Queen coin laundry equipment throughout the state of Mississippi. It also has a route business.

“As a company, we could not be happier about expanding our territory and representing Speed Queen in the south Texas market,” Dakauskas said. “We expect to focus on growing coin and OPL sales in the market.”

In addition to Texas Laundry Service Co. and Delta Laundry, CLEC also purchased Lafayette, La.-based Ebner Equipment in the last several years.

Since 1982, CLEC has provided UniMac commercial laundry sales, service and parts in the Gulf region. In addition, the company has helped new and veteran laundromat owners maximize their profit potential through expert guidance and cutting edge, Speed Queen equipment. The company boasts a staff of more than 50 employees, as well as expansive equipment and parts inventories.