ImageFIRST Acquires Puget Sound Laundry Services Facility


Healthcare linen and laundry provider, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists, in what turns out to be its eighth acquisition of 2021, reported acquiring the processing facility and the private sector operations of Puget Sound Laundry Services, a division of Northwest Center Services. 

Jim Cashman, President & CEO of ImageFIRST said, “As we continue exploring opportunities across the nation, we discovered the blue-ribbon medical facilities in the Pacific Northwest were missing a linen and laundry provider of the same caliber,” 

Sharing his vision on ImageFIRST’s roadmap with Puget under its wings, he said “We look forward to bringing our world-class services to these medical practices.” 

The facility is accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Association Council (HLAC). Reportedly, there are only three such accredited laundry facilities in the Seattle region and most of which are owned by the company. 

All laundry equipment will be purchased and managed by ImageFIRST with 100% of its employees continuing employment. 

While the terms of this acquisition is not disclosed, Northwest Center, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to improving employment opportunities for individuals of all capabilities, will continue to service government contracts in collaboration with ImageFIRST. 

“We’re grateful that this sale will allow the commercial customers of Puget Sound Laundry Services to receive the highest quality laundry services from ImageFIRST while positioning Northwest Center to expand our mission of inclusion into more parts of the country,” says Northwest Center President and CEO Gene Boes. “With the supportive and visionary leadership of SourceAmerica, we hope that this sale serves as a catalyst for the growth of both our organizations. 

“We commend ImageFIRST for serving both as a champion for the message of inclusion, and recognizing the strategic, workplace culture, and profit margin benefits that inclusion can bring to the corporate sector.”