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Linen King Acquired by Healthcare Linen Services Group

Healthcare Linen Services Group (HLSG) recently announced its acquisition of Linen King, according to a news release.

HLSG, an independent provider of healthcare laundry services in the Midwest and Central US is expanding its reach through the acquisition of Linen King which was founded in 1999 and is said to serve 460 healthcare laundry customers throughout South Central US. Linen King has seven facilities in five states – Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Tennessee and it processes approximately 100 million pounds yearly.

Post transaction completion, HLSG will operate 21 linen processing plants from six regional brands — Logan’s Linens, Logan’s Uniform Rental, Superior Health Linens, Textile Care Services, Reino and Linen King. It is estimated that the company will process approximately 350 million pounds of healthcare linen yearly for customers in 19 states.

“This partnership reaffirms our commitment to executing on our growth strategy, which includes expanding our geographical reach into new contiguous markets, increased processing capacity, and, ultimately, our ability to service customers in a more comprehensive way,” said Joe LaPorta, president and CEO of HLSG, in the release. “Importantly, the Linen King brand will stay intact and remain under the operational leadership of Chris, who will bring his proven industry operating expertise to HLSG.”

Chris Corcoran, Linen King’s chief executive officer, will remain with the business and serve as regional chief operating officer of HLSG.
Corcoran added, “This is an exciting day for Linen King and our employees, and we look forward to joining the HLSG family. Importantly, HLSG has an outstanding reputation and shares our values and commitment to providing customers with the best service in the industry.”