City Uniforms & Linen Acquires Knox Textiles


City Uniforms & Linen, Findlay, OH, recently completed the acquisition of Knox Textiles, Edgerton, OH. Knox has provided clothing rental services and janitorial products to customers in Ohio, Northeast Indiana and Southern Michigan since 1936.

In Other News this Week


Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

UniFirst Set to Open New Minneapolis Facility


UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, recently announced the grand opening of its state-of-the-art uniform service and processing facility in Eagan, MN. This 60,000-square-foot facility will serve businesses in Minneapolis, the state of Minnesota and beyond.

Synek to Serve as COO of Aramark Uniform Spin-Off


Aramark, Philadelphia, recently hired Chris Synek to serve as the COO of Aramark Uniform Services, effective Sept. 11, to support the company in delivering on its plan to accelerate profitable growth as it approaches the planned spin-off of the uniforms business, anticipated to occur on Sept. 30.

‘Do the Right Thing’: Recycling ‘Down Under’


Amid regulatory pressures in states such as Massachusetts to divert ragged-out textiles – particularly cotton-polyester garments – from landfills, Alsco Uniforms – Australia is partnering with an Aussie firm that’s pioneered a process that breaks out polyester for reuse in plastic products. What’s more, cellulose from the cotton serves as a component for a hydromulch that’s sprayed on areas cleared of plant life for building projects in order to grow new vegetation.

Aramark Board Approves Spin-Off; Announces New Name


Aramark, Philadelphia, recently announced that its Board of Directors approved the previously announced tax-free spin-off transaction of its uniforms and workplace supplies business, which will be named Vestis. The spin-off is expected to be completed on Sept. 30, and will be effected through a pro rata distribution of the common stock of Vestis Corp., according to a news release.

Aramark Files SEC Forms in Advance of AUS Spin-Off


Aramark Corp., Philadelphia, recently announced that a Form 10 registration statement was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the previously announced spin-off of Aramark Uniform Services into a standalone publicly traded company. The Form 10 was filed by Epic NewCo Inc., which will hold Aramark Uniform Services upon the completion of the spin-off, according to a news release.

Aramark Moves Ahead with Uniform Spin-Off, Announces Board


Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, recently announced the Board of Directors for Aramark Uniform Services (AUS), the independent public company that will be formed following the spin-off. The transaction is expected to be completed at the end of the company’s fiscal year in September 2023, and is intended to be tax-free to Aramark and its stockholders, according to a news release.