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Speed Queen Commercial, UniMac Brands Now Factory Direct in Texas

Announcement follows Alliance Laundry’s 2nd distributor acquisition this year

RIPON, Wis. — Commercial laundry equipment manufacturer Alliance Laundry Systems reports that it will serve customers for its Speed Queen Commercial and UniMac brands direct in the state of Texas.

The announcement comes as Alliance marks its second acquisition in Texas, following the recent purchase of Commercial Equipment Company’s (CEC) distribution business from the Smith family in Dallas. CEC will continue as “a vibrant company focused on building its laundry services division to serve the needs of the region’s fast-growing multi-housing industry,” Alliance says.

“We are proud to strengthen our partnership with Alliance and look forward to serving our customers as only a family-run business can,” says Taylor Smith, CEC’s second-generation CEO.

“Alliance is a billion-dollar global company with manufacturing sites around the world but there are few places more exciting than the Dallas/North Texas market,” says Mike Schoeb, CEO of Alliance Laundry Systems. “We are thrilled to build on the rich legacy of the Smith family, who served customers in the Laundromat and on-premises laundry space with distinction for more than 50 years.”

Texas customers will benefit from the factory-direct linkage, which will translate into improved access to a wide variety of Alliance resources, greater on-hand equipment and parts inventory, and highly professional sales, service and installation staff, Alliance says.

“With the backing of the largest commercial laundry equipment manufacturer in the world, we aim to provide unparalleled service in the greater Dallas area,” says Craig Dakauskas, who is heading up Speed Queen and UniMac distribution efforts in Texas for Alliance. “Our experienced and skilled team is excited to build strong relationships with customers throughout Texas.”


Alliance Laundry to Acquire Commercial Equipment Co., July 1, 2019

Alliance Laundry Systems to Acquire Distributor CLEC, Feb. 4, 2019