Nation’s Top Companies Find Fortune with Mission Linen Supply

Mission Linen Company News

Press Release
08/11/2010

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20% of Fortune 500 Companies Choose Mission for Their Linen, Uniform and Direct Purchase Needs

Santa Barbara, CA – August 11, 2010 – Mission Linen Supply, the second largest family-owned textile rental company in America, has found a special niche serving Fortune 500 companies. For the past fifteen years, more than 20% of the nation’s top publicly and privately-held companies have relied on Mission Linen Supply for their linen and uniform needs, indicating a high degree of trust in the eighty year-old company.

The Fortune 500 is an annual list compiled and published by Fortune magazine that ranks the largest 500 U.S. corporations by their gross annual revenue. The list includes publicly and privately-held companies for which revenues are publicly available. The first Fortune 500 list was published in 1955.

According to Karl Willig, Mission Linen Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer, “Over the years Mission Linen Supply has become recognized for its ability to understand the special concerns and needs of companies with multiple locations throughout the U.S. Our National Accounts Department works to customize programs that provide flexibility and control for even the country’s largest companies. We’re pleased to partner with these great corporations and give our very best to help them operate more efficiently.”

From humble beginnings in 1930, Mission Linen Supply has grown to be the second largest family-owned textile rental laundry in America. The company’s first customers were some of the most prominent American industrialists of the day: the Fleischmans, the McCormicks and the Pillsburys. Today, 20% of the Fortune 500 companies – companies such as Red Lobster, Olive Garden, US Air, Costco, Fed Ex and AT&T – rely on Mission Linen Supply for their business needs.

About Mission Linen Supply

Mission Linen Supply is a privately held company, and a leading provider of rental products, services and supplies to hospitality, medical, and industrial businesses. The company’s mission is to maximize profits and operating efficiencies for customers by offering them one-stop-shopping for their linen and industrial needs. Mission Linen Supply manages more than 50 plants and employs three thousand people in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and Oregon. The company relies on technology and environmentally-minded vendor partners to conserve resources and reduce waste. Founded in 1930, Mission Linen Supply is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, and located on the web at www.missionlinen.com.

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