UniFirst Partners with BIO for Uniform Services

Posted March 18, 2016 at 3:49 pm

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) recently announced a new partnership with UniFirst Corp., Wilmington, MA, to add managed uniform, protective clothing and custom corporate image apparel programs to its offerings. As a supplier partner, UniFirst is now part of BIO’s Business Solutions® program which helps thousands of companies save on items they need to run a successful biotechnology enterprise, according to a news release.

The UniFirst program available to BIO and select state and regional life science associations’ members offers a wide selection of uniforms, lab coats, and other clothing items for rental programs or for direct purchase. Similar rental programs also are in place for facility service products and microfiber cleaning supplies. The UniFirst partnership also will extend to program offerings from UniClean, a wholly-owned division of UniFirst that provides specialized cleanroom and controlled environment garment-related needs, the release said.

“UniFirst is committed to meeting the business needs of the growing life science industry and partnering with BIO is a testament to this,” UniFirst President and CEO Ronald Croatti said. “BIO and all of its partners help large and small businesses within the biotech community lower supply spends, improve uniform program services and gain access to industry best practices through the spirit of collaborative purchasing power.”

BIO Business Solutions negotiates significant volume-based discounts, competitive terms, and other benefits on products and services with industry-leading suppliers on behalf of its members and members of state and regional biotech associations. Through the BIO Business Solutions program, more than 2,900 companies saved more than $161 million last year, the release said.