RICHMOND, Va. — Caldwell & Gregory (C&G), which provides value-based laundry service programs to the college and university market, reports it has entered into partnership with Equipment Marketers (EM), a laundry service provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
C&G will bring EM’s Route and Distribution divisions under its direction, allowing EM’s owners to retire. Terms of the partnership were not announced.
C&G says it has served the laundry market for nearly 30 years through a commitment to providing superior service to customers and a fulfilling work environment for employees. The partnership will “ensure EM’s clients and employees continue to have an exceptional experience,” CG adds.
“When EM’s founders, Dick and Sue LaMaina, approached us about needing a partner that would care for their clients and their team members in the exceptional way they have for over 40 years, I was extremely excited,” says Bob Dinnie, C&G president and CEO. “I have always admired the Lamainas’ commitment to excellence and for building a company of tremendous integrity. To be considered worthy of carrying on their legacy of caring for clients and employees is a great honor.”
Combining the companies made a lot of sense given they share similar business philosophies and geography, C&G says, adding that EM’s customers will continue to receive exceptional service while benefiting from advanced support systems, expanded resources and enhanced technology.
‘The benefits of a partnership between both companies are tremendous,” Dinnie says. “We’re excited to use our experience to build on an already outstanding platform.”