M&B Hangers Celebrates 80th Anniversary


M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL, is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Founded in 1943, M&B Hangers supplies durable wire hangers that cater to a diverse range of requirements across the dry-cleaning and textile rental industry.

Balfurd Brand Refresh – Q&A with Fourth-Generation Owner


When a company’s nearing its centennial – Balfurd Linen & Uniform Service will mark its 100th anniversary in 2027 – it’s not unusual to want to brush up its image. Balfurd owner Monika Manter and her team recently did just that with the rollout of a new logo in multiple formats for the Tipton, PA-based mixed laundry operator. Below, she answered questions from Textile Services Weekly on the process.

Gurtler Logistics Celebrates First Year of Service


One year ago, Gurtler Industries Inc. launched Gurtler Logistics, a fully owned and operated division of the company, dedicated to providing product-delivery services to its customers. Over the last few years, the industry has experienced increased challenges with delivery services due to the availability of appropriate trucks and drivers. To meet these challenges, Gurtler invested in its own fleet of semi-tractor/trailers and bulk tankers and hired its own staff of fully qualified drivers.

Gurtler Holds Global Sales Conference


Gurtler Industries Inc., South Holland, IL, recently held its three-day Global Sales Conference at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville, IN, just outside Chicago. The conference was attended by more than 75 members of the Gurtler sales and service team, headquarters support team and management, according to a news release.

Unitex Unveils Second Facility in Lawrence, MA


Unitex formally opened its second facility in Lawrence, MA, and 13th regionally. The grand opening celebration included remarks from Unitex President David Potack, local dignitaries, refreshments, a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony and a facility tour.

Penn Emblem Continues 75th Anniversary Celebration


Penn Emblem Co., Trevose, PA, is celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary this year. October kicked off a month-long commemoration across three separate locations. Following the anniversary celebration in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, Penn Emblem honored its Mira Loma, CA, and Mexico facilities.

Philly-Born Company Celebrates 75th Anniversary


It is rare to mark a company’s 75th year in business, but what is even more extraordinary is to celebrate such a prestigious anniversary while giving back to the community where the company first got its start – Philadelphia. Penn Emblem Co.’s milestone was celebrated with current and past employees, local small businesses and a few new, furry friends.